Gayla

Gayla - A very unique female name



  Dec 08,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gayla, meaning my father rejoices, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1935 on position #1663. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gayla and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gayla? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gayla. The baby girl name Gayla was given to 5 baby girls in 1997, ranking #4294 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 295,689 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gayla peaked in popularity 65 years ago in 1954 on position 343.



Famous with this name

Gayla Goehl
Gayla Johnson
Gayla Aspinall


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Gayla is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gayla is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #2,418 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,418.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gayla is where you live.


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Gayla origin and meaning

Gayla is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means my father rejoices. To see famous people named Gayla, pop culture references for the name Gayla and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gayla

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gayla, sorted by popularity.

Gail / Gayle / Giselle / Gale / Gisselle / Galilea / Gisele / Gisela / Gissel / Gizelle /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19974294
19953036
19892949
19883206
19872283
19863601
19853476
19832605
19822040
19811995
19802135
19791515
19781599
19771202
19761307
19751106
19741131
1973975
1972843
1971749
1970697
1969661
1968595
1967600
1966523
1965521
1964519
1963517
1962500
1961455
1960489
1959467
1958505
1957476
1956465
1955433
1954343
1953385
1952496
1951490
1950551
1949493
1948581
1947564
1946624
1945856
1944968
1943862
1942959
1941881
19401085
19391136
1938862
19371048
19351663

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas2418

Even more about Gayla


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gayla a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gayla?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
1954
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gayla
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 295,689
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1935
1997 births +5

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