Jayla

First Name
39k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jayla

User Submitted Origins

     English
52%
     African American
31%
     African
4%
     Hebrew
4%
     Scottish
1%
     Aboriginal
1%
     Spanish
1%
     Maori
1%
     Japanese
1%
     Canadian
1%
     French
1%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Jayla means "God will Protect".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Jayla means "A strong Queen".
  • A submission from South Dakota, United States says the name Jayla means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Jayla means "A strong QUEEN".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Jayla is of Maori origin and means "Divine Surprise".
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  1. A female given name, a 1990s coinage similar to Jaylen and Kayla.

How popular is the baby name Jayla in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1968 10 10 0
1970 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0
1975 8 8 0
1976 12 12 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 16 16 0
1983 18 18 0
1984 30 30 0
1985 26 26 0
1986 37 37 0
1987 35 35 0
1988 48 48 0
1989 41 41 0
1990 50 50 0
1991 83 83 0
1992 94 94 0
1993 140 140 0
1994 158 158 0
1995 307 307 0
1996 421 421 0
1997 544 544 0
1998 715 715 0
1999 987 982 5
2000 1,259 1,259 0
2001 1,428 1,422 6
2002 1,575 1,570 5
2003 1,666 1,661 5
2004 1,573 1,561 12
2005 1,765 1,765 0
2006 3,415 3,408 7 #99 girl name
2007 2,631 2,625 6
2008 2,924 2,924 0
2009 2,542 2,537 5
2010 2,375 2,375 0
2011 2,084 2,084 0
2012 1,842 1,842 0
2013 1,839 1,839 0
2014 1,620 1,620 0
2015 1,385 1,385 0
2016 1,382 1,382 0
2017 1,334 1,334 0
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Popularity of Jayla as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Jayla

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  • How Popular is the name Jayla? Jayla is the 1,185th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jayla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38,501 babies born with the first name Jayla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jayla to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jayla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Jayla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jayla is Tuesday, September 12th, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Jayla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jayla was in 2006 with a total of 3,408 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jayla!
  • Random Jayla Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jayla ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 101 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Jayla: Your name in reverse order is Alyaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jlaay. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jayla born Jun 22, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.