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Updated January 25, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • French: Merciful; Soldier 

What Does Myla Mean and Stand For? 

Myla is a modern variation of the name Mila, meaning "merciful" and "soldier." It can be a female version of the names Milo or Michael. 


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How Popular Is The Name Myla

What Does the Name Myla Mean? 

Myla is a girls' name of French origin, meaning "merciful." It is a variation of the name Mila and the feminine version of the name Milo.

The name Myla may also be a modern variation of the names Myra, a Greek name meaning "aromatic shrub." 

How Popular is the Name Myla? 

Myla is the #232 most popular girls' in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been slowly gaining popularity each year since first appearing on the baby name charts in 2005 at #964. 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Myla as at its peak popularity in August 2020. 

Popularity of the Name Myla in the United States

Myla was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Maryland
  • North Dakota 
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii

Famous People Name Myla and Myla in Pop Culture 

Famous Myla's include novelist Myla Goldberg, model Myla Dalbesio, and Filipina volleyball player Myla Pablo. 

Myla is a popular name for celebrity children, chosen by tennis players Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec, actor Sam Seder, pop singer Tamia, and Australian Rugby Union player Matt Carrarro. 

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