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Kyla is a beautiful baby name that feels approachable and spunky. The name means narrow or “narrow spit of land”. 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.

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.” Due to the modern interpretation of the baby name Kyle, Kyla still retains the same meaning as this first name.

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Nicknames for Kyla

Kyla feels like an attractive name that is full of beauty and spunk. This gives it a certain youthfulness that deserves a cute and quirky nickname. We've compiled a list of nicknames for the Kyla in your life, but feel free to come up with your own.

Kyla Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Kyla has traditionally been considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: KIE-luh

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Kyla

  • Kylah
  • Kilah
  • Kila
  • Kylla
  • Killa

Kyla Name Popularity

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