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Nyla is a beautiful name that feels international. Despite this international feel, some neglect the Arabic origins and believe that Nyla is just the feminine form of the English Niles. No matter the case, however, Nyla remains a top 300 name for girls.

Meaning of the Name Nyla

Nyla was created in England to be the female version of the baby name Niles meaning champion and cloud. It became popular when names such as Kyla were. Other scripts, however, share that Nyla was an Arabic name, first seen with a princess in Egypt. This helps to give the name international and regal flair.

The baby name Nyla means “winner” or “achiever” in Arabic as it is associated with a princess. In English, it retains the same meaning as Nyle.

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Nicknames for Nyla

Nyla feels regal, international, and strong. It is a refined and noble name that has fun nickname options like “Ny” and “Lala”. Below, we've compiled a list of nicknames to help get you started and inspired.

Nyla Name Details

Style: Classical in Arabic tradition and modern in English tradition.

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: NIE-luh

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Nyla

  • Nylah 
  • Niela
  • Nielah
  • Nyela
  • Nyelah
  • Nila
  • Nilah

Nyla Name Popularity

Nyla was only a top 1,000 name in 1941 until the twenty-first century. It joined the top 1,000 list for good in 2001. As of 2018, it it a top 300 name and in 2020, it ranked at 248 for girls. This is more popular than the alternate spelling, Nylah, which ranks at 403.

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Great Middle Names for Nyla and Their Meanings

  • Lorraine (famous army)
  • Danique (morning star)
  • Taryn (of the earth)
  • Phoebe (bright, shining)
  • Margot (pearl)
  • Faye (loyalty, belief)
  • Eve (life giver)

Famous People Named Nyla

  • Nyla Usha (actress, “Fireman”)
  • Nyla (singer from Jamaica)
  • Nyla Carroll (distance runner)
  • Nyla Ali Khan (author, “The Parchment of Kashmir”)
  • Nyla Adrose (character from “For Colored Girls”)
  • Nyla French (character from “Recovery Road”)
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