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


Maila is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Maila?

Maila has two Scandinavian origins. For the Norwegians, Maila is a form of the name Magla, which goes back to the Old High German name Maginhild. For the Finnish (and Estonian) people, Maila is a diminutive of Maria and at the same time the name for a (tennis/ice hockey)racket. Besides, it is an Arabic name.

What does the name Maila mean?

Maila means “strength in battle” in Norwegian (from Old High German “magan/megin” = strength/power + “hiltja” = battle) and “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one” and “wished for child” (from Maria). In Arabic, Maila means “hope”.

Pronunciation of Maila

Variants of the name Maila

Majla Mayla

Popularity of the name Maila

The name Maila is ranked #459 overall.

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