Gender: Female Origin of Nala: African, meaning unknown Nala's Popularity in 2018: #743

The name Nala is a girl's name of African origin. Nala is ranked #743 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Disney Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

A Disney name—Nala was the friend who became the wife of Simba, hero of The Lion King. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2015.

Keenen Ivory Wayans used it for his daughter.

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SouthernPeach Says:


I like this name, but I like Nola better...

actingfun Says:


I like this as a nickname for Nalani :)

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


According to behindthename, the meaning is 'us' and the masculine meaning is 'stem'

Caroline Says:


It means Successful! :-)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Very pretty name, even if is from The Lion King