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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek, Arabic : Winner
  • Irish: feminine form of Niles, meaning "Champion" or "Son of Neil" 

What Does Nyla Mean and Stand For? 

The name Nyla has Arabic and Greek roots. The name of an ancient Egyptian princess, Nyla has been gaining popularity across the U.S. and the globe since the start of the 21st century. It is a variation of the names Nylah, Neila, and Neilah. 


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How Popular Is The Name Nyla

What Does the Name Nyla Mean? 

Nyla is a girls' name of Arabic and Greek origin, meaning "winner." Nyla is believed to be the name of an ancient Egyptian princess. The name has been increasing in popularity each year since first appearing on the baby name charts in 2001. 

Nyla can also be an Irish name, and the feminine version of  Niles, meaning both "champion" and "son of Neil."

How Popular is the Name Nyla? 

Nyla is the #227 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. However, it ranks #7 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Nyla was at its peak popularity in September 2019. 

Popularity of the Name Nyla in the United States

Nyla was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • South Carolina
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • Maryland

Famous People Named Nyla and Nyla in Pop Culture 

Famous Nyla's include Jamaican singer NYLA (Nailah Thorbourne), Indian actress Nyla Usha, and New Zealand Olympic athlete Nyla Carroll. 

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