What does Shaila mean?
Shaila /shai-la/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced SHAY-lah. It is of Hindi origin, and the meaning of Shaila is "river". See also Shayla.
How popular is Shaila?
Shaila is a rare given name for women. Shaila is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shayla (#746 the previous year) is the only prominent varying form of Shaila (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Shayleen are uncommon. Adoption of this girl name was at its highest in the year 1999 (usage of 0.733%) and has become much less since (usage 0.254%, ▼65.3%), with Shayla becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Shaila and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shaila is alike in pronunciation to Shalia, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheila▼, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea, Shilla, Shilo, Shula and Shyla▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Seila, Shaina▼, Shakila and Sharla▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shaila.