Other Origin(s):Roman
Leyla is a girl’s name of Arabic origin. This enchanting name translates to “night”, often given to babies that were born nearing or after the midnight hour. It tracks all the way back to the Middle Ages and is in part famous due to the Arabic legend of Quys and Layla, 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 has a variety of spellings but its subtle, romantic magic remains intact no matter how you choose to write it.
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