US Popularity:3462
Other Origin(s):British, Hebrew, Greek
Meaning:Stylish, fashionable; Sea; Dark birthmark; Pure
Kaila is a unique girl's name of mixed origins. In Hawaiian, it translates to "stylish" or "fashionable," and can encourage your little one to express themself in the way that they want. Kaila may also have connections to the Hawaiian words kai, meaning "sea," and ila, meaning "dark birthmark." This makes Kaila a versatile choice, whether you want to encourage baby's connection to the water or celebrate their one-of-a-kind physical traits. For a touch of nature, Kaila may also have Yiddish roots, connecting to the Hebrew name Kelila and translating to "crown" or "wreath." Thanks to its connections to the English name Kayla and, in turn, the Greek name Katherine, Kaila can also translate to "pure." Having multiple cultures stumble upon the same delightful sound just proves how beautiful it is! Baby will be sure to meet a few Kaylas running around the playground, but Kaila is just that bit different in spelling and certainly in pronunciation. Perfect for the baby bound to be unique and with a parent calling upon baby’s heritage, this simple yet sweet name has roots all over the world. You were no doubt going to roll out the red carpet for baby’s arrival anyways, but with a name like this, there can only be a long-lasting royal treatment for your new, vibrant little royal.

Kaila Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kaila is currently #1983 on The Bump
Girl:Kaila is currently #879 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kaila is currently #3462 in U.S. births
Girl:Kaila is currently #1311 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 137
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Kaila, February 2018

  • WordSense, Kaila

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Kayla, October 2017

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Catherine, November 2022

  • ULUKAU Hawaiian Dictionaries, kaila

  • ULUKAU, kai

  • ULUKAU Hawaiian Dictionaries, ila

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