Gender: Female Meaning of Myla: "soldier or merciful" Origin of Myla: Spelling variation of Mila or feminine variation of Milo Myla's Popularity in 2018: #283

Myla Origin and Meaning

The name Myla is a girl's name meaning "soldier or merciful".

Myla can be seen as a female variation of Milo or a different spelling for popular Mila. Though frequently unnecessary in alternate spellings, the "y" here does connote a specific pronunciation.

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Wittyusername103 Says:


I think it's pronounce My - la

Morganniemarie Says:


We are using this for our little girl! We are spelling it Mylah, though, because the "h" makes it look more complete (almost Biblical, think "Sarah") I think. I thought the "y" was unnecessary at first as well... but even if you spelled it Mila or Milah people would still say "meela". So it's nice with the "y" because it tells people how to say it correctly! (:

joaninha Says:


I think it's a lovely name and the y is not unnecessary (note the spelling!). Mila is usually pronounced "meela", whereas the male version Milo is pronounced "mylo". So to distinguish "meela" from "myla" using a "y" instead of an "i" makes sense!