Name: Leilah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Leilah

  • Meaning:
    Dark-haired beauty; night
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  • Pronunciation:
    (LAY lah); (LYE lah); (LEE lah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Leilah

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  • Used in:
    English, Persian and Portuguese speaking countries
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    In origin a Persian name. Leilah and Medzjnoen was a popular story in the medieval Turkish empire. It tells the tale of the beautiful Leilah and her lover Medzjnoen who are doomed despite their great love for each other.

    In his poem "The Giaour" of 1813, Lord Byron narrates the story of a beautiful Turkish concubine named Leilah who flees with a Christian to her demise.

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