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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 has 5 variant forms: Gaila, Gala, Galea, Galia, Gaylla.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gayla name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gayla and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gayle, Gayla and Gail. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gail, Gayla, Gayle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gayla and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.