The name Jayla is a girl's name of Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "to ascend". Jayla is ranked #238 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like All-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".
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Not quite as unusual as it might seem, it first entered the popularity list in 1995, as a possible alternative to the very popular Kayla. In the Bible, an alternate spelling is Jaala.