What does Gayla mean?
Gayla /gay-la/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Hebrew and English derivation, and the name Gayla means "father of exaltation". Gayla is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -yla, of Gail (Hebrew): short variant of Abigail. Gayla is also a derivative of Gayle (English).
How popular is Gayla?
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Gayla appearing in the Top 1000 are Gayle, Gale and Gail. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.7515%) and have become much less popular since, with the forms Gail, Gale, Gayla and Gayle becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gayla and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.