Kyla is a beautiful baby name that feels approachable and spunky. It is the female version of the name Kyle, which has a much different feel. Kyla became a popular name for girls in the 1970s, even beating out the similar Kayla in some years.

Meaning of the name Kyla:

Scottish: narrrow, narrow spit of land

Origin of the name Kyla:

Kyla originated as the female version of the baby name Kyle. Kyle was originally intended as a surname in Scotland that means “narrow” or “strait.” It came from the Gaelic word “caol.”

Symbolism of the name Kyla:

Kyla originates from Kyle, therefore allowing it to originate from the Gaelic word “caol.” Due to the modern interpretation of the baby name Kyle, Kyla still retains the same meaning as this first name.

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Gender of the name Kyla:

Kyla is a very feminine baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Kyla:


Number of syllables in the name Kyla:


Emotion evoked from the name Kyla:

Kyla feels like an attractive name that is full of beauty and spunk. This gives it a certain youthfulness.

Alternative spellings for the name Kyla:

  • Kylah
  • Kilah
  • Kila
  • Kylla
  • Killa

Nicknames for the name Kyla:

Popularity of the name Kyla:

The baby name Kyla has been a top 1,000 name for girls since 1974 at number 898 overall. It jumped to the top 300 list in 1996, and the top 200 list in 2002. As of the year 2020, Kyla is back down to just the top 500 list, ranking at number 490 for girls.

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Great middle names for Kyla and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Kyla:

  • Kyla Pratt (actress, “One on One”)
  • Kyla Ross (professional gymnast)
  • Kyla Kenedy (actress, “Raising Izzie”)
  • Kyla Deaver (actress, “The Conjuring”)
  • Kyla Cole (professional model)

Kylas in popular culture:

  • Kyla Tyson (character from “Holby City”)
  • Kyla Woods (character from “South of Nowhere”)