The name Nala is a girl's name of African origin. Nala is ranked #768 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Disney Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".
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.