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What does Gila mean?

Gila Pronunciation of Gila as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the name Gila means "joy; pledge, hostage". Gila is an alternate form of Geila (Hebrew). Gila is also a derivative of Gilana (Hebrew). Gila is also used as a German form of Giselle (French, Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH joy, pledge (oath)


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA GEILA, GILANA, GISELLE Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geiliya, Gig, Gilah, Gisa, Gisela, Giselda, Gisele, Gisella, Gislaug, Gislog, Giza, Gizela, Gizella



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How popular is Gila?

Gila is an unusual given name for females. Gila is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Giselle (#300 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Gisela, Gisele and Gizella are the popular variation forms of Gila (NOT IN TOP 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Geiliya, are uncommon. These relations of Gila were favored as baby names in the year 2007 (ADOPTION OF 0.15%) and have become much less widespread since (ADOPTION 0.07%, 55.3%), with the form Gisele going out of style. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gisela, Gisele, Giselle, Gizella in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gila is alike in pronunciation to Hailea, Haily, Hala, Halah, Halea, Hali, Halia, Helia, Hella and Hilly. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aila, Dila, Eila, Fila, Gail, Gaila, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gala, Gale, Galea, Galia, Galla, Galya, Gayla, Gelya, Gia, Gilda, Gilia, Giliah, Giliya, Gill, Gilly, Gina, Gita, Giula, Giulia, Glaw, Glila, Gul, Gull, Lila, Mila, Nila and Zila. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gila.

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