- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for leila
“Then a man came and took us to a bus station,” Leila recalled.
Four days after Leila returned home from Syria, she received a call from her younger son, Khalid.
She acknowledges that someone helped Seda get to Hamzat in Syria, although Leila declines to say if it was friend or a relative.
And there is this curious connection as well: Leila and Temur have the same daughter-in-law.
Leila is not the only one who finds joy in drinking an alcoholic beverage when travelling outside Iran.Tehran’s Underground Speakeasies
June 15, 2014
Leila, thou hast been nurtured with tenderness, and schooled with care.
The stranger seated himself on the cushions, and motioned Leila to his side.
And now it was not even Leila's parents who had interfered, apparently, but Leila herself.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
And yet surely Bulwer Lytton gave you a presentation copy of Leila.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Paul, having heard of Leila's faithlessness, became mad with grief.Balthasar
Word Origin and History for leila
fem. proper name, from Arabic Laylah, literally "dark as night," from laylah "night."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper