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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Laila

LAY + LAnd

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Laila in Arabic)ليلى
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of LailaLeila Leylaa Laylaa Leyla Layla Lailaa Leilaa
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Quranic Root
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L-Y-L
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Meaning of Laila

Laila is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means “ecstasy”, “intoxication”. Laila is derived from the L-Y-L root (“night”) which is used in the Quran. We can be sure that Laila is an acceptable name for Muslim girls as it is the name of a Sahabiyyah (female peer of the Prophet peace be upon him), whose full name is Laila bint Khutaim and who was the first woman to pledge her allegiance to the Prophet when he entered the city of Madinah.

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:31:34 PM

    What is it is spelled Layla is it the same as Laila or is it haram I’ve been trying to find the answer to this question for a long time now?

  2. Anonymous on Wednesday 5th of August 2015 10:51:56 PM

    Layla is the same as Laila is the same as Leila. They are all the same name. There is no such thing as “haram spelling.”

  3. Anonymous on Wednesday 9th of December 2015 01:41:10 PM

    I am getting confused messages about the pronunciation of Layla. I keep being told it should be pronounced like Lie-la whereas you have it pronounced as Lay-la. Which is correct and are the different pronunciations for different meanings of the word?

  4. Anonymous on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 03:00:46 AM

    I love that name Laila is a special for a daughter or a girl I like and love I am not muslim I am catholic and christian.

  5. Anonymous on Sunday 24th of April 2016 10:33:19 AM

    my daughters names leyla there so mean ways to spell it

  6. Anonymous on Saturday 21st of January 2017 03:08:34 PM

    My younger sister’s name! ^__^

    I don’t think any other name would’ve suited her better than Laila.

    If I can recall properly, this name also means ” night ” or ” dark beauty ” in Arabic and Hebrew… right?

    Or am I mistaken? =0

  7. Anonymous on Saturday 21st of January 2017 03:10:21 PM

    Wait, wait, wait- sorry!

    That part IS mentioned. I just overlooked it accidentally.

    Apologies! xP

  8. Anonymous on Sunday 4th of June 2017 04:52:25 PM

    my name is lailah and i am a muslim. Thank you very much because i really wanted to know about the name lailah .i cant believe my name means night.

  9. Anonymous on Friday 15th of September 2017 10:13:47 PM

    My name is Lejla it is Bosnian version of the name but it is pronounced as Lay-la. I hope it is ok

  10. Anonymous on Monday 20th of November 2017 02:04:50 PM

    Hello, I have family from Jordan with that name and we named our daughter Leila. The proper way to pronounce it is Lay-la.

  11. Anonymous on Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 06:00:09 AM

    I’m half white half Spanish and my name is Layla but I was named after the song Layla by Eric Clapton . I love what my name means and I love the Muslim heritage.

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