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What does Aila mean?

Aila Pronunciation of Aila [aila] as a girls' name is of Norman derivation. Aila is an alternate form of Aileen (Norman): Scottish version of Eileen.


Aila has 4 variants: Ailee, Ailey, Ailie and Ailli.

8 more relations via Aileen: Ailene, Aillin, Ailyn, Aline, Lena, Liana, Lina and Linah.

Creative forms:
(female) Ailad, Ailai, ..

(male) Ailos, Aito, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aila Annelise (A.A.), ..

How popular is Aila?

Aila is an unusual given name for women. Aila is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Aila was first listed in 2008 and reached its apex position of #1447 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1555 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aila name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aila outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Aileen (#515 from current records), Ailene, Ailyn (#1094), Aline, Lena (#272), Liana (#527) and Lina (#857) are the prominent variation forms of Aila (#1555 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Aillin, are seldom used. These forms of Aila were at the top of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.4%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.2%, 65%). Lena is the steady favorite, though Aileen has grown popular as well, while versions like Aline are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aila, Aileen, Ailene, Ailyn, Aline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Liana, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aila is alike in pronunciation to Aili, Aillie, Alaia, Alaya, Aleah, Alie, Aliya, Aliye, Alla, Alley, Allie, Aloe, Alya, Ayala, Eiley, Eily, Elah, Huela, Ili, Illa, Illia, Oula, Ulla, Willa and Willy. Other recommended names are Abia, Abila, Adda, Adela, Adila, Aida, Ailsa, Aime, Aina, Ainah, Akira, Al, Alida, Alika, Alina, Allda, Alle, Amilia, Amilya, Amisa, Angla, Ania, Anina, Anisa, Anna, Arda, Arela, Aria, Arla, Asa, Asha, Atifa, Avila, Ayda, Baila, Cela, Cilla, Dila, Emila, Fila, Gila, Giula, Lila, Mala, Mila, Nila, Nyla, Tula, Xyla and Zila. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aila.

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