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What does Shaila mean?

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)

Shayla (#746 the previous year) is the only prominent varying form of Shaila (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in the year 1999 (usage of 0.733%) and has become much less since (usage 0.254%, down 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)

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.