Layla, meaning “intoxification” or “dark beauty,” is a great name for girl dogs who are outgoing or eager to please. Find out more about dogs named Layla.


Name: Layla

Meaning: The name Layla is rooted in both the Egyptian and Arabic cultures and can mean “wine,” “intoxication,” “night” or “dark beauty.” It can also be spelled “Laila,” and its classic form is “Leila.”

Personality: Eager to Please, Outgoing

About This Name: Eric Clapton’s famous song “Layla” brought the name into the spotlight, and this song is still widely played, even though it was released in 1970. However, the name itself hasn’t gained nearly as much popularity as the song, and there are few notable Laylas out there. Fictionally, there is Layla Miller, a Marvel character also known as Butterfly, and a character named Layla in Disney’s sitcom Dog With a Blog.

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