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Quick Facts on Nyla

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American, Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 312
Simple meaning:
Winner, attainment of desires

Characteristics of Nyla

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Nyla

Nyla is a name that appears to be most common among African-Americans in the United States. Our assumption is that Nyla is an Americanized spelling variation of the Arabic female name Nā’ila (from the male Nā’il) meaning ‘winner, attainment of desires’. Given the appealing etymology of this name, it’s no wonder that people outside the Arabic world have since embraced it.

Popularity of the Name Nyla

Nyla secured a momentary position on the American female naming charts in 1941 but for that year only. The next time Nyla would reappear on the charts in the United States was in 2001. So far this century, Nyla is doing pretty well. In less than 10 years this pretty, simple name has ascended to levels of mild moderation. There are many Muslim and Arabic names that have influenced the naming trends within the African-American community and Nyla is one example of this. Nyla has a lovely sound and a super strong, no-nonsense meaning – winner!
Popularity of the Girl Name Nyla
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Nyla

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Nyla

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Nyla

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

  • Popular Songs on Nyla

    Popular Songs on Nyla

    Nyla - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Nyla.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Nyla

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Nyla

    Nyla's Song (Lettice Binion) - Lettice is a single mother of 3 beautiful daughters. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL but she currently resides in Antioch, CA where she has been since 2001. Lettice has always had a passion for writing. She has also had an active imagination and one day she decided to put her thoughts in writing and from that sparks this urban love story. Lettice credits her grandmother and mother for allowing her to be herself and giving her the wisdom to be able to share her feelings with anyone who would listen. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Nyla

    Famous People Named Nyla

    Famous People Named Nyla - Nyla Milleson (basketball coach); Nyla Carroll (New Zealand long distance runner); Nyla Ali Khan (professor and author)

  • Children of Famous People Named Nyla

    Children of Famous People Named Nyla

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

  • Historic Figures

    Nyla - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Nyla

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Nyla

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