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Laila

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English

Proper noun

Singular
Laila

Plural
-

Laila

  1. A female given name of Arabic origin, variant of Leila.

Danish

Proper noun

Laila

  1. A female given name used in the 20th century, often interpreted as a Sami name.

Finnish

Etymology

Explained as a Sami name, and used for Sami heroines in films and literature, without clear etymological proof; possibly a variant of Aila. It can also be a form of the Arabic Leila which is actually more popular in Finland than Laila.

Proper noun

Laila (stem Lail-*)

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian

Etymology

Made popular by the Sami heroine in a short story "Fra Finmarken"(1881) by J.A.Friis; explained as a possible variant of Aila.

Proper noun

Laila

  1. A female given name.

Swedish

Etymology

Interpreted as a Sami name, borrowed from Norway or Finland.

Proper noun

Laila

  1. A female given name.

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