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Meaning and name origin

Shayla \sha(y)-la\ as a girl's 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 12 variant forms: Shaela, Shae-lyn, Shaila, Shailagh, Shailyn, Shaylah, Shayleen, Shaylene, Shaylyn, Shaylynn, Shaylynne and Shealynn.


Shayla is a very popular first name for females (#1169 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shayla for girls. Shayla reached its highest rank of #267 in the U.S. in 1999. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shayla and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kayla (#102), Michaela (#478), Shayla (#746), Shea, Sheila, Shaylyn, Shaylene, Michael and Shailyn. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kayla, Michael, Michaela, Shayla, Shea, Sheila in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Michaela, Shailyn, Shayla, Shaylene outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaylyn, Shea, Sheila outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shayla is also pronounced similarly to Shaili, Shalia, Shaylagh, Shaylee, Shaylla, Sheela, Shela, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilla, Shula, Shyla, Shylah and Shylo. Other suggested similar baby names are Sharla, Shaya, Shayda, Shayna and Skyla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shayla.