Night, Black






Emily P. Contributor

Layla, a name with Arabic roots meaning "night" or "dark beauty", is a top-notch choice for your canine companion. It's got a touch of exotic allure, a dash of rock 'n' roll history (thanks to Eric Clapton's hit song), and a sprinkle of canine charisma. It's perfect for a pooch with a dark coat or a mysterious, captivating personality. Plus, if your Layla is a night owl, or rather, a night hound, it's even more fitting! So, if you want your dog's name to be a conversation starter, Layla is a paw-sitively great choice.

Traits associated with the name Layla:

Dogs named Layla tend to be loving, good-natured, strong-willed, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Layla?

That you have a fondness for the classic Eric Clapton song of the same name. It could also suggest that you have a fondness for classic rock music, or that you have a sentimental streak.

Is Layla a good dog name?

Layla has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Layla is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Layla is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Layla outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Layla was, in the past month, the 108th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Layla is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Layla was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Layla's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Layla is most adored in Vermont, Arizona and Massachusetts.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in West Virginia, New Jersey and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Layla.

Most popular breeds named Layla:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Boxer
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Poodle

Layla is found in these categories:

hunting dog names

Popularized by Eric Clapton's song, Layla is often chosen for hunting dogs due to its strong, energetic connotations.

cute dog names

Evokes sweetness, inspired by Eric Clapton's love ballad.

Dog names like Layla:

a woman of refinement
From star wars.
Layla dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Carl (Maryland, United States)
Layla is my rescue dog's name. She is a lab shepherd mix and is very affectionate and loyal. A great dog !
November 28, 2023

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layla (Arizona, United States)
my name is layla lol
May 03, 2023

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Paula (Georgia, United States)
I love the dogs name Layla! It's my dear friends dogs name! She is just 'precious'! ☺️
July 04, 2022

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