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Quick Facts on Kyla

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 319
KYE-la or KAY-la
Simple meaning:
Slender or boomerang

Characteristics of Kyla

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Kyla

Kyla is most likely a feminine form of Kyle. The Celtic male name Kyle comes from the Gaelic word “caol” meaning ‘slender’. The name is also sometimes thought to be a variant of Kylie which is an Aboriginal word for ‘boomerang’. Kyla is a newly coined name from the end of the 20th century and distinct to the United States.

Popularity of the Name Kyla

Kyla debuted on the U.S. female naming charts in 1974. For the first 20 years, the name had low-to-moderate success but by the mid 1990s it got a little push up the charts. Kyla reached her peak popularity in 2004 when the name placed #162 in terms of usage (and given to about 2,000 baby girls that year). Since that time, Kyla has been experiencing backwards momentum on the charts. The name has no clear meaning rooted in etymology; it’s more of a guessing game. For those who find this name appealing, it’s probably for the made-up simplicity. It’s a modern, no-nonsense name that lacks any real meaning, depth or pizzazz. Plain though it may be, it’s still pretty sounding.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kyla
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kyla

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Kyla

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kyla

    Kyla We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kyla.

  • Popular Songs on Kyla

    Popular Songs on Kyla

    Kyla Cries Cologne - a song by Fair To Midland

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Kyla

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Kyla

    Do Like Kyla (Angela Johnson) - The Library School Journal says: "This simply told story highlights such everyday events as eating oatmeal and walking to the store, aptly capturing a small child's sense of pleasure in imitating an older sibling...A universal story that features a warm and loving black family." Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Introducing Kyla May Miss. Behaves (Kyla May) - Kyla May is a girly girl with a BIG problem-her nickname is Miss. Behaves! Her imagination always manages to run away at the worst possible times-like when she's in class, or when she's doing her homework, or when she's practicing the piano...which gets her into all sorts of trouble! But trouble for Kyla May means amazing adventures for readers. If you had weird parents, boring teachers, and were stuck in detention, wouldn't you daydream too? Join Kyla May and her fabulous sidekick, Fifibelle the poodle, as she imagines what it would be like to be a world-famous fashion model, a superglam rock-diva, a prima ballerina-and more! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Kyla May Miss. Behaves as an International Super Spy (Kyla May) - When her archrival Bianca Boticelli’s favorite bracelet goes missing, Kyla May finds herself suspected of the theft. Now it’s up to Kyla to clear her name and, of course, in the process become a full-blown, international super spy. This can only mean a whole lot of fun as Kyla May takes off on her most suspenseful—and imaginary—adventure yet. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Kyla May Miss. Behaves Live Onstage (Kyla May) - When her school announces its annual talent show, Kyla May seizes her chance to imagine life as a pop superstar! Get a backstage pass as Kyla tests her musical skills, finds her singing voice, and discovers just how far her imagination (and a little hard work) can take her! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Kyla May Miss. Behaves: Around the World (Kyla May) - First stop: Geography class. Next stop: Anywhere and everywhere! Incorporating facts from her class into her fantasies, Kyla May travels to the world's most exotic and exciting locations. Follow this funny, funky heroine from the catwalks of Paris to the ruins of ancient Rome-and beyond! Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Kyla

    Famous People Named Kyla

    Famous People Named Kyla - Kyla Bremner (wrestler); Kyla Pratt (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Kyla

    Children of Famous People Named Kyla

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Kyla - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kyla.

  • Historic Figures

    Kyla - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Kyla - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kyla.

Personality of the Girl Name Kyla

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Kyla

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