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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Laila (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Laila Lailat
genitive Lailan Lailojen
partitive Lailaa Lailoja
illative Lailaan Lailoihin
singular plural
nominative Laila Lailat
accusative nom.? Laila Lailat
gen. Lailan
genitive Lailan Lailojen
Lailainrare
partitive Lailaa Lailoja
inessive Lailassa Lailoissa
elative Lailasta Lailoista
illative Lailaan Lailoihin
adessive Lailalla Lailoilla
ablative Lailalta Lailoilta
allative Lailalleˣ Lailoilleˣ
essive Lailana Lailoina
translative Lailaksi Lailoiksi
instructive Lailoin
abessive Lailatta Lailoitta
comitative Lailoineen

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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.