Meaning and Name Origin
Shayla \sha(y)-la\ as a girls' name is pronounced SHAY-lah. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shayla is "from the fairy palace". A variant of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic) "blind". Also possibly a short form of Michaela, from Michael (Hebrew) "who is like God?" or a rhyming name based on Kayla. See also Shea. Olympic ice skater Shae-lyn Bourre.
Shayla▼ has 49 more different forms via Kayla, Michael, Michaela, Shea, Sheila: Caela, Caila, Cala, Calla, Cayla▼, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kahla, Kaila▼, Kalla, Kayla▲, Kaylah▼, Kayle, Kaylha, Kaylla, Keyla, Makayla▲, Makyla, Mckayla▼, Michayla, Mihaela, Mihaila, Mikayla▲, Mikhayla, Mikyla, Seila, Shae, Shaelee, Shay, Shayda, Shaye, Shaylagh, Shaylee▼, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheelah, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelia▼, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea, Shilla and Shyla▼.
Shayla is a very popular first name for females (#1169 out of 4276, Top 27%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Shayla for girls. Shayla was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #267 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is currently at #746. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Shayla and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Shayla (#746 the previous year) are Kayla (#102 the previous year), Makayla (#123), Mikayla (#320), Michaela (#478), Keyla (#867), Mckayla (#876), Shea, Shyla, Sheila, Shelia, Shaylee, Sheyla, Shiela, Shae, Kaela, Kaylah, Michael, Calla, Cayla and Kaila. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the year 1998 and are now significantly less popular, with forms such as Shayla, Mckayla, Shyla, Shaylee and Cayla falling out of style. Kayla (#102), Makayla (#123), Michaela (#478) and Mikayla (#320) are four of the more chic birth names here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shayla▼ is alike in pronunciation to Shaili, Shalia, Shula, Shylah and Shylo. Other suggested similar baby names are Sharla▼, Shaya, Shayna▼ and Skyla▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shayla.