US Popularity:1178
Other Origin(s):Roman
Leyla is an enchanting girl’s name of Arabic origin that translates to “night.” It traces all the way back to the Middle Ages and is in part famous due to the Arabic legend of Layla and Majnun, a story of two star-crossed lovers whose passion easily rivals Romeo and Juliet. Eric Clapton also penned a tribute to this tale with his classic song “Layla.” The name Leyla has a variety of spellings but its subtle, romantic magic remains intact no matter how you choose to write it.

Leyla Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Leyla is currently #2076 on The Bump
Girl:Leyla is currently #1459 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Leyla is currently #1178 in U.S. births
Girl:Leyla is currently #602 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 8
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Leyla, November 2019

  • Behind the Name, Layla, December 2019

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