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Meaning and Name Origin

Shaila \sha(i)-la\ as a girls' name is pronounced SHAY-lah. It is of Hindi origin, and the meaning of Shaila is "river". See also Shayla.


Shaila has 2 variants: Shaili and Shalee.

Shaila has 11 more different forms via Shayla: Shae-lyn, Shaela, Shailagh, Shailyn, Shaylah, Shayleen, Shaylene, Shaylyn, Shaylynn, Shaylynne and Shealynn.


Shaila is a rare given name for women. Shaila is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Shaila and affiliated names. Shayla (#746 the previous year) is the only prominent varying form of Shaila (#unlisted). Adoption of this girl name was at its highest in 1999 and has become much less since, with the form Shayla becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shayla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaila and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.