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Leila or Layla, Lejla Arabic: ليلى‎ is a female given name in several cultures, including Persian, Indian, and Middle Eastern. In recent times, it has acquired a following in the English-speaking world as well. It derives from the Arabic word for "night," (leil, Arabic: ليل‎), and over time has come to mean "Born at Night," "Dark-haired Beauty," or "Dark Beauty."[1] An early instance of the name Layla is in the classic love story Layla and Majnun.

  • 1 People with this name
  • 2 Fictional characters
  • 3 Songs about Leila
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 Bibliography
[edit] People with this name
  • Layla El, WWE wrestler
  • Layla Kayleigh, G4 host on the US television program, Attack of the Show
  • Leila Aboulela, Sudanese writer
  • Leila Ahmed, Egyptian-American professor
  • Leila Arab, London-based musician
  • Leila Barros, Brazilian volleyball player
  • Leila Bela, Iranian-American avant-garde musician, actress and writer
  • Leila Forouhar, Iranian singer and actress
  • Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano opera singer
  • Leila Hatami, Iranian actress, star of the 1996 Iranian film Leila
  • Leila Hayes, Australian actress
  • Leila Hyams, an American film actress
  • Leila Josefowicz, American violinist
  • Leila Khaled, Palestinian Militant and senior PFLP member
  • Leila Khatami, Iranian mathematician
  • Leila McKinnon, Iranian-Australian journalist
  • Leila Mourad, Egyptian-Jewish singer and movie star
  • Leila Pahlavi, Iranian princess
  • Leila Sobral, Brazilian Basketball player
  • 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 Hot, Serbian singer
  • Leila Cevones St. Louis, Average not famous person
[edit] Fictional characters
  • Layla in the classic Middle Eastern love story Layla and Majnun
  • Layla Serizawa in the Japanese manga series NANA
  • Layla (Winx Club) in the Winx Club animated series
  • Layla Hamilton in the Japanese manga series Kaleido Star
[edit] Songs about Leila
  • "Layla", a song by Eric Clapton from the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
  • "Lejla", a song by Hari Mata Hari
[edit] See also
  • Leila (disambiguation)
  • Layla (disambiguation)
[edit] References
  1. ^ Norman, 2003, p. 359.
[edit] Bibliography

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