[ 2 syll. lei-la, le-ila ] The baby girl name Leila is pronounced LAY-Lah, LEY-Lah or LIY-Lah (English) †. Leila has its origins in the Arabic language. It is used largely in the Arabic, English, German, and Iranian languages. Leila is a variant spelling of the Arabic and English Layla. A form of Leila is the Arabic, English, German, and Iranian variant spelling Leilah.
Leila is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also viewed as rather trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1990s. At the recent peak of its usage in 2010, 0.077% of baby girls were given the name Leila. It was #204 in rank then. In 2012, it ranked at #234 with a usage of 0.070%. Out of the family of girl names directly linked to Leila, Layla was the most commonly used. It was 5 times more regularly used than Leila in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Leila: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"