Name Aila Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Aila


Aila is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Aila?

Aila is a Sami variant of Helga and is popular in Scandinavia and Finland. Besides, Aila is a Scottish name and a variant of the Turkish name Ayla. Aila can be an Arabic name as well.

What does the name Aila mean?

Aila means “blessed”, “holy” or “healthy” (from Helga). In Scottish Gaelic, Aila means “from a strong place”. In Turkish, Aila has the meanings “moonlight” or “halo” and in Hebrew it means “oak tree” and “terebinth tree”. The Arabic meaning of Aila is “high”, “lofty”, “elevated”, “sublime” or “noble”.

Other variants

Aila can also be spelled Aayla, Ailla, Ajla, Ayla, Aylah and Aïla. Anagrams for Aila are Alia and Laia.


Popular nicknames for Aila are Ali, Ailia, Aily, Ila, Lala or Lilly.

Middle names for Aila

Popular middle names for Aila are Rose, Zoe, Claire, Joy, Faye, May, Amber and Jasmine.

Famous people named Aila

  • Aila Meriluoto (1924 - 2019) was Finland’s most popular post war poet.
  • Finish skier Aila Flöjt (born 1946) won the gold medal with her relay team in the 1975 World Ski Orienteering Championship.
  • Australian conservationist with Finish parents Aila Keto (born 1943) is the founder of the “Rainforest Conservation Society” in Queensland, Australia. She won the Queensland Greats Awards for her efforts.

Aila in Music

  • Aila Aila is a song by A. R. Rahman and Natalia Di Luccio.

Pronunciation of Aila

Variants of the name Aila

Aayla Ailla Ajla Ayla Aylah

Parents who like the name Aila also like

Ayla Mila Lina Ella Aria Clara Ava Zoe Alina Alia Lia Emma Isla Emmi Luna Laila Mia Alea Amalia Hanna

Popularity of the name Aila

The name Aila is ranked #989 overall.

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