Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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!

Quick Facts

ON NYLA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

312

PRONUNCIATION:

NIE-la

SIMPLE MEANING:

Winner, attainment of desires

Characteristics

OF NYLA

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Nyla

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME NYLA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Nyla

Popular Songs

ON NYLA

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of 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

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Nyla

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME NYLA

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