Gender: Female Origin of Shayla: Variation of Sheila Meaning of Sheila: Irish variation of Cecilia, "blind one"

Shayla Origin and Meaning

The name Shayla is a girl's name .

Shayla first gained traction in the US during the 1970s, finally reaching its peak of Number 268 in 1999. Since then, this name has been on the decline, dropping to Number 988 in 2016, a nearly 200 spot drop from the prior year. As a variant of Sheila, its popularity was most likely aided by the popularity of Kayla.

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Pop Culture References for the name Shayla

Shaylah, Shae-Lynn, Shaela, Shailagh, Shaila


paulapuddephatt Says:


It's surprising to read that this name, which sounds trendy, was originally a Sheila variant. It does remind me more of Kayla, and the "Shay" sound fits with other, more modern names. It's not my style, but for people who like more fashionable names, this could work.

RaquelLS Says:


I don't hear this name often but when I do I always think of Charlotte York and "the friend" who stole her baby's name in that Sex and the City episode lol!