Laila

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of Leila and Layla, from Arabic ليلى (Laylā), related to ليلة (layla, night).

Proper noun[edit]

Laila

  1. A female given name.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Norwegian or Finnish Laila, often interpreted as a Sami name, or from Arabic ليلة (layla, night). Used in Denmark since early 20th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Laila

  1. A female given name.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in Finland in 1875. Explained as a Sami name, and used for Sami heroines in films and literature, without clear etymological proof. Possibly a variant of Aila. It may also derive from Arabic ليلة (layla, night), as a variant of Leila which is actually more popular in Finland than Laila.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Laila

  1. A female given name.

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in the end of the 19th century. From Finnish or Norwegian Laila, or from Arabic ليلة (layla, night).

Proper noun[edit]

Laila f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Laila was the only given name of 2236 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Made popular by the Sami heroine in a short story "Fra Finmarken"(1881) by J.A.Friis. Explained as a possible variant of Aila. First recorded in Norway as a given name in the 1880s.

Proper noun[edit]

Laila

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 11 529 females with the given name Laila living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in Sweden in 1884. Borrowed from Norwegian and Finnish Laila. Interpreted as a Sami name.

Proper noun[edit]

Laila

  1. A female given name.