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What does Nila mean?

Nila Pronunciation of Nila [ni-la] as a girls' name. Geography name based on the river Nile in Egypt.

Associated with: river.


Nila has 2 variants: Naila and Nyla.

Related girl names: Cornelia and Nelia.

Creative forms:
(female) Nala, Nilla, ..

(male) Nini, Niny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nila Heidy (N.H.), ..

How popular is Nila?

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. Demographics)

Nila entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #709 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is currently at #1797. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Nila (#1797 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Nyla (#324 a year ago), Nelia, Naila and Cornelia. Usage of these relations of Nila was widespread in the 1880s (adoption of 0.1%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.1%, 14% less), but with the version Cornelia becoming somewhat dated. Nyla has been the most popular choice.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nila, Cornelia, Naila, Nelia, 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, Nealla, Neelia, Neely, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nella, Nelli, Nelly, Neola, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nualla, Nula and Nylah. Other suggested similar names are Aila, Ala, Ayla, Baila, Byla, Cala, Dila, Eila, Ella, Emila, Fila, Gala, Geila, Gila, Giula, Jola, Lala, Lila, Lola, Lyla, Mila, Nana, Neile, Nel, Nell, Nera, Neva, Nia, Nicola, Nika, Nike, Niki, Nilda, Nilsa, Nina, Nira, Nita, Nitsa, Nix, Noa, Nona, Nora, Nysa, Orla, Tola, Twila, Ulla, Willa, Xyla, Yula, Zila and Zilla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nila.

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