Layla

A variant of Leila, this name means “light” in Arabic and Hebrew. Other meanings include “wine,” “intoxication,” and “dark beauty,” so it pretty much guarantees an exotic and mysterious vibe.

Nicknames:

Lala and Lulu.

Famous people named Layla:

Laila Ali, boxer and daughter to Muhammad Ali; dancer, model and professional wrestler Layla El; Brazilian volleyball player Leila Barros.

Fun fact:

70s and 80s kids grew up hearing “Layla” by Eric Clapton and may have gone on to name their daughters after the famous tune.

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