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Leila

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Gender: Girl Meaning: Dark Haired Origin: Persian Pronunciation: LEE lah Related Names: Layla, Leela, Laila, Lailah, Layla, Laylah, Lila, Lyla

Leila: Popularity

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143rd most popular girls name in the UK

431 recorded births
in 2012

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Additional information about the name Leila:

Leila is a feminine name of Persian origin and is said to mean ‘Dark Haired’. The poet Lord Byron bought the name Leila into fashion by using it in his poem ‘The Giaour’. The most common variant of Leila is Layla, another spelling of Laila. Layla is the more popular form due to the fame of the Derek and the Dominoes song ‘Layla’, which was written by Eric Clapton.

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