What does Gila mean?
Gila /gi-la/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the name Gila means "joy; pledge, hostage". Gila is an alternate form of Geila (Hebrew). Gila is also a derivative of Gilana (Hebrew). Gila is also used as a variation of Giselle (French, Old German).
Gila has 20 alternative forms via Geila, Gilana, Giselle: Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geiliya, Geiliyah, Ghisele, Ghisella, Gig, Gilah, Gisa, Gisela, Giselda, Gisele, Gisella, Gislaug, Gislog, Giza, Gizela, Gizella and Gizelle.Kreatif forms: Gilaia, Ginla. [more]
How popular is Gila?
Gila is an unusual given name for females. Gila is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Giselle (#215 in 2014) is the only popular variation form of Gila (not in Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Ghisele are uncommon. This girl name reached the height of its popularity in the year 2009 (usage of 0.866%) and has become much less widespread since (usage 0.785%, ▼9.4%). Giselle (#215) is the most chic girl name among these. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Gila and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gila is alike in pronunciation to Hala. Other recommended similar baby names are Aila, Dila, Eila, Fila, Gail▼, Gaila, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gala, Gale▼, Galea, Galia, Galla, Galya, Gayla▼, Gelya, Gia▲, Gilda▼, Gilia, Giliah, Giliya, Gill, Gilly, Gina▼, Gita, Giula, Giulia, Glaw, Glila, Gul, Gull, Lila▲, Mila▲, Nila▼ and Zila. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gila.