Meaning and name origin
Gayla \ga(y)-la\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and English origin, and the meaning of Gayla is "father of exaltation". Gayla is a variant of Gail (Hebrew): short form of Abigail. Also a variant of Gayle (English): variant of Gail.
Gayla is a very popular first name for females (#1027 out of 4276, Top 24%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gayla for girls. Gayla reached its highest rank of #493 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Gayla▼ is also pronounced similarly to Galla, Gallia, Gallya, Galya and Geila. Other suggested similar baby names are Bayla, Cayla▼, Dayla, Gael, Gahl, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gale▼, Gayel, Gayll, Gaylle, Gayna, Geela, Gila, Giula, Jayla▲, Kayla▲, Layla▲, Rayla and Tayla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gayla.