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(Wikipedia) - Leila (name)   (Redirected from Leyla) "Leyla" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Leyla, Iran. Leila Gender Origin Word/name Meaning Region of origin Other names Related names
Female
Semitic languages
"Dusk"
Arab world, Muslim world
Laila, Layla, Lejla, Leyla, Leïla, Laela, Laelah, Lila

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Laila, Layla, Leïla, Lejla, Laela, Laelah, or Leyla (Arabic: ليلى‎) is a feminine given name in the Arabic language. The name means "Dusk", the darkest stage of twilight in the evening. Over time it has been taken to mean "Born at Night," "Dark-haired Beauty" or "Dark Beauty."

The name has long been used in Persian folklore, poetry, and literature. The story of Qays and Layla or Layla and Majnun became a popular romance in medieval Iran, and use of the name spread accordingly; it gained popularity further afield in the Muslim World, among the Arabs, Turkic peoples and in the Balkans and India.

It has also acquired a following in the English-speaking world, especially after the 1970 hit song "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which may have been inspired by the medieval romance.

In the Nordic countries, Laila or Lajla (pronounced lie-lah) is derived from the Sami name Láilá, the Sami variant of Helga which means holy.

The name Lailah is the same as the Hebrew word for "night", laylah (לילה). The identification of the word "night" as the name of an angel originates with the interpretation of "Rabbi Yochanan" (possibly Yochanan ben Zakkai, c. 30–90 AD) who read "At night and his servants deployed against them and defeated them” (Genesis 14.14, JPS) as "by night" (Sanhedrin 96a).

Contents
  • 1 People with this name
    • 1.1 Laila
    • 1.2 Layla
    • 1.3 Leila
    • 1.4 Lejla
    • 1.5 Leyla
  • 2 Fictional and mythological characters
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

People with this name Laila
  • Laila Ali, boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali
  • Laila Ali Abdulla, First Lady of the Maldives
  • Laila Bagge, Swedish manager and songwriter
  • Laila Freivalds, Swedish Social-Democrat
  • Laila Harré, New Zealand politician
  • Laila Hirvisaari, Finnish author and writer
  • Laila Lalami, novelist and essayist
  • Laila Mehdin, Indian actress
  • Laila Morse, EastEnders actress
  • Laila Rouass, English actress
  • Laila Stien, Norwegian writer
  • DJ Laila, Filipino radio and television presenter
Layla
  • Layla El, British professional wrestler, dancer, model, actress, and WWE Diva of Moroccan descent
  • MC Layla Handbury, Australian MC
  • Layla Kayleigh, former G4 host on the US television program, Attack of the Show!
  • Layla Palmer, singer and keyboardist for the band Amity Lane
Leila
  • Leila Aboulela, Sudanese writer
  • Leila Ahmed, Egyptian-American professor
  • Leila Arab, London-based musician of Persian descent
  • Leila Barros, Brazilian volleyball player
  • Leila Bela, Iranian-American avant-garde musician, actress and writer
  • Leila Denmark, an American pediatrician
  • Leila Forouhar, Iranian singer and actress
  • Leila Goldkuhl, American model, student and runner-up on America''s Next Top Model, Cycle 19
  • Leila Hatami, Iranian actress, star of the 1996 Iranian film Leila
  • Leila Hayes, Australian actress
  • Leila Hyams, American film actress
  • Leila Josefowicz, American violinist
  • Leila K, Swedish rapper
  • Leila Khaled, Palestinian Militant and senior PFLP member
  • Leila Lopes, Angolan Miss Universe 2011 winner
  • Leila McKinnon, Iranian-Australian journalist
  • Leila Mourad, Egyptian singer and movie star
  • Leila Pahlavi, Iranian princess
  • Leila Sobral, Brazilian basketball player
  • Leila Al Solh, Lebanese public figure
  • Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Leila Vaziri, Iranian-American swimmer, world record holder
  • Leila Waddell, mistress of notorious British occultist Aleister Crowley
Lejla
  • Lejla Hot, Serbian singer of Albanian descent
Leyla
  • Leyla Achba, princess at the Ottoman Empire court
  • Leyla Chihuán, Peruvian volleyball player
  • Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano opera singer
  • Leyla Güngör (born 1993), Turkish-Swedish footballer
  • Leyla Mamedbekova,the first female professor in Azerbaijan in the field of pathology, the first female forensic medical expert, and the first female chief pathologist of Azerbaijan.
  • Leyla Mammadbeyova, the first female Azerbaijani aviator
  • Leyla Milani, American model of Iranian descent
  • Leyla Neyzi, Turkish academic
  • Leyla Pınar, Turkish harpsichordist and musicologist
  • Leyla Qasim, Kurdish activist in Iraq
  • Leyla Saz, composer, poet and writer of Cretan Turkish descent
  • Leyla Tuğutlu, Turkish beauty queen
  • Leyla Vakilova, Azerbaijani ballerina
  • Leyla Zana, Kurdish politician from Turkey
Fictional and mythological characters
  • Lailah, an angel of the night in Jewish mythology
  • Layla in the classic Persian love story Layla and Majnun
  • Leïla, heroine of Bizet''s opera "Les Pecheurs de Perles" (The Pearl Fishers), 1863
  • Layla in the 1st Story Maxi CD 「Seisen no Iberia / 聖戦のイベリア」 of Sound Horizon
  • Layla in the animated series Winx Club
  • Layla Hamilton in the Japanese manga series Kaleido Star
  • Layla Heartfilia in the Japanese manga series Fairy Tail
  • Leyla Harding in the British soap opera Emmerdale
  • Layla Miller in the Marvel universe
  • Layla Serizawa in the Japanese manga series NANA
  • Leela (Doctor Who), a companion of the Fourth Doctor (1977–78)
  • Leela in the animated TV show Futurama
  • Leila, a playable character in Final Fantasy II
  • Leila, a daughter of main character in video game by Saber Interactive Inversion
  • Leila Hosnani, mother of Nessim (and Narouz) Hosnani, in Lawrence Durrell''s "The Alexandria Quartet"

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