Jayla is a name with a few spelling variations including Jaylah and Jala. It could even be a spelling variation of a name found in the Bible. In modern times, however, the name is close to a top 300 option with many years spent on the top 200 list.

Meaning of the name Jayla:

Hebrew: to ascend
American: combined name

Origin of the name Jayla:

Jayla comes from the Hebrew name Jaalah. The latter is a name found in the Old Testament of the Bible. Some believe, however, that it is a combined name of Jada and Kayla. Others still share that it is the combination of Jay with the suffix “-la.”

Baby name Jayla

Symbolism of the name Jayla:

The baby name Jayla means “combined name” in America as some believe that it comes from the names Kayla and Jada or from the name Jay. Others, however, give it a meaning of “to ascend,” the same meaning Jaalah had in the Bible.

Style of the name Jayla:

Classical for the Hebrew meaning or modern for the American meaning

Gender of the name Jayla:

Jayla is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jayla:


Number of syllables in the name Jayla:


Emotion evoked from the name Jayla:

Jayla feels trendy and modern even if it has Hebrew origins. It is up-to-date and refined.

Alternative spellings for the name Jayla:

Nicknames for the name Jayla:

  • JJ
  • Jay
  • Jellie
  • Jellybean
  • La La
  • Jelly

Popularity of the name Jayla:

When the baby name Jayla went on the Social Security Index in 1995, it ranked at number 69. As of 2005, it was put on the top 200 list and reached rank 99 in 2006. From 20007 to 2013, however, Jayla remained a top 200 name. As of 2020, its rank is number 301.

Related names for the name Jayla:

Great middle names for Jayla and their meanings:

  • Kemoni (wealth)
  • Trinity (“pertaining to the Holy Trinity”)
  • Karis (grace)
  • Simone (hear, listen)
  • Malani (“she who is from the sky”)
  • Iyana (God is gracious)
  • Bailey (bailiff, berry clearing)
  • Amari (strength)

Famous people with the name Jayla:

  • Jayla(professional model, reality TV star from “America's Next Top Model”)
  • Jayla Marie (rapper, reality TV star from “The Rap Game”)
  • Jayla Ortiz (professional boxer)

Jaylas in popular culture:

  • Jayla (character from “Weird!” children's book)