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The first name 
Laylah

Laylah is a female first name.

Laylah is a common name for girls!

The name Laylah isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Laylah ranks 656. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 2 were named Laylah. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Laylah.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Laylah

What does the name 
Laylah mean?

Laylah is a modern spelling of Leila, which means ‘night’ in Arabic. Layla is another variant of this name. Leila has been known in the US since the 19th century.

Laylah is a... rarely used spelling of this name, Layla is way more popular.

Laylah -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Laylah, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 38 states are home to women and girls named Laylah. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few women and girls named Laylah living in one state or another. If your name is Laylah and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Arizona, which has the most people named Laylah relative to the population, you still have to ask 10,522 women and girls their names before you hear Laylah as an answer just once.

Laylah has 6 letters 
and begins with an L

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter L is a particularly popular initial letter for girls' names – 6.8% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A and S.

With six letters, the name Laylah is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.8% of all girls' names that begin with an L, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. If you are now wondering which girls' name with L is the most common... the answer is Linda.

Other names with 
L, a, y, l, a and h

If you take all the letters in the name Laylah – L, a, y, l, a and h – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Alylah or Allyah.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Laylah

If your name is Laylah and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Laylah

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Laylah, you can simply say:

Lion

Apple

Yoyo

Lion

Apple

Hat

This is how the name Laylah is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Laylah in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Laylah

Laylah

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Laylah

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Laylah is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

L
A
Y
L
A
H

Have you ever waved the name Laylah

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

L
A
Y
L
A
H

Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Laylah sounds like this: