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What does Gaila mean?

Gaila Pronunciation of Gaila [gaila] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Gaila means "father of exaltation". Gaila is an alternate form of Abigail (Hebrew). Gaila is also a variation of Gail (Hebrew).


Gaila has 3 variants: Galia, Gayla and Gaylla.

10 more relations via Abigail, Gail: Gael, Gahl, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gale, Gayel, Gayle, Gayll and Gaylle.

Creative forms:
(female) Gailah, Gaina, ..

(male) Gailan, Gaita, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaila Wren (G.W.), ..

How popular is Gaila?

Gaila is a rare given name for women. Gaila is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Gaila (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Abigail (#7 from recent data), Gayle, Gayla, Gaile, Gail and Gale. Other variants, like Gael, are seldom used. These relations of Gaila were favored as birth names a decade ago (usage of 1.13%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.77%, 31.4% less), with forms such as Gayla becoming somewhat outmoded. Abigail has historically been preferred by parents. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abigail, Gail, Gaile, Gale, Gayla, Gayle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gaila is alike in pronunciation to Gala, Galea, Galla, Gallia, Gallya, Galya, Geila, Geiliya, Geulah, Ghaliya, Gilah, Gilia, Giliah, Giliya and Gilly. Other recommended names are Avila, Baila, Bayla, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Camila, Carla, Cayla, Danila, Darla, Dayla, Dila, Earla, Eila, Emila, Fila, Gada, Gaea, Gaia, Gaiana, Gaiea, Galila, Gavina, Gavrila, Geela, Gelila, Ghita, Gila, Gilda, Gill, Gita, Giula, Giza, Glila, Jamila, Jayla, Kaila, Kalla, Katla, Keila, Laila, Lalla, Layla, Marla, Mila, Nabila, Naila, Neila, Nila, Odila, Paula, Pavla, Shaila, Shila, Tayla, Tsila, Vala, Valla and Zila. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gaila.

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