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[lee-luh, ley-]
  1. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for leila

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Historical Examples

  • The stranger seated himself on the cushions, and motioned Leila to his side.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Leila, thou hast been nurtured with tenderness, and schooled with care.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • 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.

  • I called several times at Paul's without seeing Leila again.


    Anatole France

Word Origin and History for leila


fem. proper name, from Arabic Laylah, literally "dark as night," from laylah "night."

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