Maila is a female name.
Maila has two Scandinavian origins. For the Norwegians, Maila is a form of the name Magla, which goes back to Magnhilda. For the Finnish people, Maila is a nickname for Maria and at the same time the name for a (tennis/ice hockey)racket.
But there is also a water lily with the name Mayla.
Perhaps derived from the water lily, Maila means “the one who loves water” or “little beauty”. Other meanings are “hope”, “dancing little Marie” or “peacock”.