Gender: Female Pronunciation: EYE-luh Meaning of Aila: "from the strong place" Origin of Aila: Finnish variation of Helga or Scottish Gaelic Aila's Popularity in 2019: #968

Aila Origin and Meaning

The name Aila is a girl's name meaning "from the strong place".

Now that Isla Fisher has pushed her once-obscure name into the Top 150, some parents are looking for similar-sounding Scottish names for girls that are further off the beaten path. This one is especially promising, with its cross-cultural appeal. Ayla, a common name in Turkey, is also worth considering. (As long as you don't fool yourself into thinking either are all that different from Isla.)

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primandproper Says:


I googled it, and the Scottish pronounciations vary from EYE-luh to AY-luh (ay like hay)

saoirse123 Says:


How do you pronounce it?

ARhythmofNames Says:


Love this name! It is Finnish meaning 'Bringer of Light', Gaelic meaning 'From the Strong Place', Turkish meaning 'Halo' and Hebrew meaning 'Oak Tree'