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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 Laila Layla
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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.

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Reader Comments:

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

    my daughters names leyla there so mean ways to spell it

  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

  12. on Wednesday 8th of August 2018 06:12:17 PM


  13. on Thursday 30th of August 2018 08:01:15 PM

    My daughters name is Leila and we love the meaning x

  14. on Tuesday 4th of September 2018 06:11:42 PM

    My daughters name is Leila
    I took the name from a neighbour who was spelt Layla

  15. on Wednesday 5th of September 2018 04:44:58 PM

    My name is Leila and I love the meaning night
    I’m a triplet and my sister is called Iyla this means moonlight
    And my brother is called Noah after the prophet nuh

  16. on Thursday 13th of September 2018 03:08:30 PM

    My name is Leila and I love the meaning x
    My sister is also called Iyla

  17. on Sunday 16th of September 2018 08:27:15 AM

    One of my Daughter’s name is LAYLA…. She’s really beautiful And I love her

  18. on Saturday 29th of September 2018 09:56:43 AM

    My beautiful daughter is called Leila
    It suits her so well

    I love her
    I’m so sad she left

  19. on Monday 8th of October 2018 01:25:22 PM

    My two princess is called Leila

    Her big beautiful sister is called imani

  20. on Friday 7th of December 2018 12:57:30 AM

    My beautiful daughter is named Layla, Allhumdulillah and the name suits her so well and I love hearing people call her and love it even more. 🙂

  21. on Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:18:06 PM

    I hear it is haram to keep names with unpleasant meanings.
    Layla also means intoxication so does this make it haram?

  22. on Sunday 25th of August 2019 05:11:48 PM

    Laila means night, which is not really nice in terms of meaning. Night is like darkness

  23. on Saturday 18th of January 2020 02:10:22 PM

    Night is beautiful. The moon and the stars are out at night. You need darkness to see the light. Every Laila I know is a strong beautiful leader.

  24. on Saturday 4th of April 2020 05:38:08 AM

    My name is leluu .
    this name is same like layla?
    Also I need to know a meaning of leluu name .. and behaviours

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