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What does Nila mean?

Nila \n(i)-la\ as a girls' name. Geography name based on the river Nile in Egypt.


Nila has 2 variants: Naila and Nyla.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Cornelia and Nelia.


Nila is a very prominent first name for women (#1596 out of 4276, Top 37%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#37640 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Nila for girls. Nila entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #757 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Nila appearing in the Top 1000 are Nyla (#301 a year ago), Nelia and Cornelia. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2603%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1748%, down 32.9%), with the versions Cornelia and Nila becoming less trendy. Nyla (#301) is the most trendy baby name here. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Nila and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Nelia, Nila, Nyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nila is alike in pronunciation to Nailah, Nalea, Neala, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nella, Neola, Noela, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nula and Nylah. Other suggested similar baby names are Aila, Dila, Eila, Fila, Gila, Lila, Mila, Neile, Nel, Nell, Nia, Nika, Nilda, Nilsa, Nina, Nira, Nita and Zila. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nila.