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What does Kaila mean?

Kaila /kai-la/ as a girls' name is pronounced KYE-lah, KAY-lah, kye-EE-lah. It is of Hebrew and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Kaila is "the laurel crown; style". See also Cayla and Kayla.

Associated with: laurel (tree), crown (queen)


Kaila has 3 variants: Kaela, Kaelah and Kailah.

Kaila has 28 more alternative forms via Cayla, Kayla: Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cailey, Cailie, Cala, Calla, Cayla, Caylia, Kaala, Kahla, Kailagh, Kailey, Kailie, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kayla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylee, Kayley, Kaylha, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylla, Kaylyn and Keyla.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kaika, Kela, ..

(male) Kaika, Kailar, ..

How popular is Kaila?

Kaila is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3075 out of 4276, Top 72%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#138741 out of 150436, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Kaila for girls. Kaila entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #369 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is currently at #1282. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaila name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Kaila (#1282 in recent rankings) are Kaylee (#52 in recent rankings), Kayla (#102), Kailey (#476), Kaylie (#517), Kaylin (#547), Keyla (#867), Kaylyn (#1209), Cayla (#1448), Kayley (#1527), Calla (#1551), Kaylah (#1604), Kaela, Kailah, Cailey and Kayle. These relations of Kaila were at the apex of their popularity 18 years ago (usage of 1.7%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.7%, 57.9%). Kayla is a constant favorite, although Keyla appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Kayla have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaila, Cailey, Calla, Cayla, Kaela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kailah, Kailey, Kayla, Kaylah, Kayle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylee, Kayley, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylyn, Keyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kaylee outside U.S.

Similar Names


Kaila is pronounced similarly to Calli, Callia, Cally, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaelie, Kahlei, Kala, Kalea, Kalei, Kali, Kalie, Kallie, Kaly, Kaylea, Kaylei, Keala, Kealy, Keelia, Keilah, Kelli, Kilee, Kylah, Kylea and Kyli. Other suggested similar names are Baila, Dalila, Darla, Dayla, Fila, Gaila, Gala, Galila, Gayla, Gila, Glila, Hala, Kaara, Kacia, Kahle, Kai, Kaia, Kaija, Kailan, Kailani, Kailin, Kaira, Kaite, Kalila, Kalilah, Kallan, Kalle, Kamila, Kamilka (see Camilla), Kamilla, Kara, Karida, Karisa, Karla, Karli, Kaska, Kata, Katiya, Katla, Kaylan, Keiba, Keira, Kina, Kiva, Laila, Lala, Naila, Twila, Tzila and Valla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kaila.