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Aila is an example of a name that came into being spontaneously in several different cultures. Not only did it develop on its own in Europe and the Middle East, but it also became a variant of several names at the same time. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Aila:

Finnish: Bringer of Light
Gaelic: From the strong place

Origin of the name Aila:

Aila is a name with multiple origins. In Finnish, it means “bringer of light”. In Scottish Gaelic, it means “from the strong place”.

Symbolism of the name Aila:

Aila tends to have varying types of symbolism depending on the family of origin, but it almost universally does represent the joy that a family feels in the birth of a new child.

Style of the name Aila:


Gender of the name Aila:

Aila is almost exclusively used as a name for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Aila:


Number of syllables in the name Aila:


Emotion evoked from the name Aila:

Aila tends to evoke mostly positive emotions, especially among those who hail from a culture where the name is considered common.

Alternative spellings for the name Aila:

Nicknames for the name Aila:

  • Eye
  • La-lah
  • Ail

Popularity of the name Aila:

According to the Social Security Administration, Aila last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2021 when it was the 752nd most popular baby name. This is also the year in which the name reached the peak of its popularity.

Related names for the name Aila:

Great middle names for Aila and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Aila:

  • Aila Flöjt (Finnish skier)
  • Aila Meriluoto (Finnish writer)

Ailas in popular culture:

  • Aila (character in the film Rhymes for Young Ghouls)
  • Aila Woudiver (character in the novel Planet of Adventure)
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