US Popularity:2641
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Night; Born at night; Dark-haired beauty; Ecstasy
Leilah is a girl’s name of Arabic origin. Translating to “night,” “born at night,” “dark-haired beauty,” and even “ecstasy,” this name is often given to babies born around or after the midnight hour. Leilah’s mysticism runs deep in Persian and Kurdish languages, with many variations in spelling sprouting from its roots. Leilah’s first origin in culture could be traced back to the Arabic tale Layla and Manjun, written in the 7th century by poet Nizami Ganjavi. It follows the story of star-crossed lovers Layla and Qays whose romance rivals that of Romeo and Juliet. As a name, Leilah retains that romantic energy, and this particular spelling adds some bohemian flair.

Leilah Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Leilah is currently #3185 on The Bump
Girl:Leilah is currently #2174 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Leilah is currently #2641 in U.S. births
Girl:Leilah is currently #1425 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 186
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Leilah, January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Leila, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, Layla, December 2019

  • Quranic Names, Laila

  • Name Doctor, Leilah

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