Meaning and Name Origin
Gayla \ga(y)-la\ as a name for girls. The name Gayla means "father of exaltation". Gayla is a variation of Gail (Hebrew): short form of Abigail. Gayla is also a derivative of Gayle (English): variant of Gail.
Gayla is a very prominent first name for females (#1027 out of 4276, Top 24%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Gayla for girls. Gayla was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #493 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gayla and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Gayla are Gayle, Gale and Gail. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Gayle, Gayla, Gale and Gail becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Gayla▼ is alike in pronunciation to Galla, Gallia, Gallya, Galya and Geila. Other suggested similar baby names are Bayla, Cayla▼, Dayla, Gayna, Geela, Gila, Giula, Jayla▲, Kayla▲, Layla▲, Rayla and Tayla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gayla.