No one knows exactly where the name “Myla” came from, but we do know it's here to stay. Since 2005, it's been steadily climbing the list of the most popular baby names for girls in the United States. It's pretty and modern without being overly trendy and sounds similar to beloved names like Mila and Maya without being identical. Myla pairs well with many middle names, but it sounds especially adorable with classic one-syllable options like Grace, Kate and Rose.

Meaning of the name Myla:

Latin: Soldier or merciful
Slavic: Grace or favor

Origin of the name Myla:

Myla's exact origin isn't known. Some say it's the feminine version of baby boy names like Miles or Michael. Some say it's simply an alternative to other baby girl names like Mila or Myra.

Symbolism of the name Myla:

The Latin word “miles” means soldier, and Myla is often thought of as feminine version of the male name Miles.

Baby name Myla

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Gender of the name Myla:

Mylan is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Myla:


Number of syllables in the name Myla:


Emotion evoked from the name Myla:

The name Myla evokes the image of someone who is cute and fun-loving.

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Popularity of the name Myla:

As a modern name, Myla didn't make the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States until 2005, but it's been growing in popularity ever since. In 2020, it ranked at number 277.

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Famous people with the name Myla:

  • Myla Dalbesio (model and artist)
  • Myla Goldberg (writer and musician)
  • Myla Pablo (volleyball player)

Mylas in popular culture:

  • Myla (character in the video game “Hollow Knight”)