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Nahla is a beautiful baby name with a cultural origin story from the Middle East. This option spent three years as a top 1,000 name in America, however. Currently, it is just above that list at rank 1,342.

Meaning of the name Nahla:

Arabic: a drink of water
Maltese: bee

Origin of the name Nahla:

The baby name Nahla originates from Arabic culture with the meaning “a drink of water.” The name did spread to other cultures, meaning “bee” among the Maltese people. Nahla only became popular in America within the last decade, however.

Symbolism of the name Nahla:

The baby name Nahla means “a drink of water” in Arabic, which also spreads into North Africa. Some believe that the name could even mean “thirst-quenching” as it could represent the first drink one finds in a desert.

Style of the name Nahla:

Classical

Gender of the name Nahla:

Nahla is a classically beautiful name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Nahla:

NAH-luh or NAH-la

Number of syllables in the name Nahla:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Nahla:

Nahla feels regal and upper class. It is a name that deserves respect and dignity.

Alternative spellings for the name Nahla:

  • Nala 
  • Nahlla
  • Nalla
  • Nuala
  • Nualla

Nicknames for the name Nahla:

  • Nana
  • Nah
  • Lala
  • Nani
  • Nanni
  • Nay Nay

Popularity of the name Nahla:

The baby name Nahla has only been a top 1,000 name for three years. From 2011 to 2013, it had a ranking on this list, with the highest in 2011 at number 861. As of 2020, Nahla is rank 1,342 among girls.

Related names for the name Nahla:

Great middle names for Nahla and their meanings:

  • Iris (rainbow)
  • Diana (divine, heavenly, luminous)
  • Eloise (healthy, wide)
  • Jessamine (jasmine)
  • Sylvie (woods, forest)
  • Tallulah (leaping water)
  • Celeste (heavenly, celestial)
  • Lillian (lilly)

Famous people with the name Nahla:

  • Nahla Hussain al (Iraqi activist)
  • Nahla Ramadan (Olympic weightlifter)
  • Nahla Chahal (Lebanese author)
  • Nahla Aubry (daughter of Halle Berry)

Nahlas in popular culture:

There are no popular culture references to the baby name Nahla.