Layla Meaning and Origin

The name Layla is a girl’s name meaning “night” and is of Arabic origin. In Arabic literature, Layla is also the name of the woman who was the object of the famous love story of Layla and Majnun. In Hebrew, Layla is a variant of the name Laila, which means “night”. In Sanskrit, Layla means “wine” or “intoxication”. In some African cultures, Layla means “born at night” or “dark beauty”. Layla is often given to girls born during the night. Layla is a sweet name that implies a sense of mystery, strength, and a little bit of darkness. 

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