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Origin and Meaning of Nylah

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  • A submission from New Jersey, United States says the name Nylah means "Princess Warrior" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Nylah means "Strong girl" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Nylah is of Arabic origin and means "Champion or Winner".
  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Nylah is of Arabic origin and means "Winner, Cloud".
  • According to a user from Jamaica, the name Nylah is of Arabic origin and means "Champion".
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  1. A female given name

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1992 5 5 0
1995 14 14 0
1996 24 24 0
1997 24 24 0
1998 46 46 0
1999 36 36 0
2000 66 66 0
2001 78 78 0
2002 132 132 0
2003 115 115 0
2004 162 162 0
2005 215 215 0
2006 207 207 0
2007 227 227 0
2008 347 347 0
2009 456 456 0
2010 485 485 0
2011 652 652 0
2012 702 702 0
2013 733 733 0
2014 737 737 0
2015 721 721 0
2016 802 802 0
2017 711 711 0
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International Interest for Nylah

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Popularity of Nylah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Nylah

  • How Popular is the name Nylah? Nylah is the 2,922nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nylah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,697 babies born with the first name Nylah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nylah to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nylah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nylah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nylah is Wednesday, July 17th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Nylah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nylah was in 2016 with a total of 802 babies.
  • Random Nylah Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nylah ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 12 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Nylah: Your name in reverse order is Halyn. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yhlna. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Nylah born Sep 9, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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