• 157 Vala


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Vala" mean? The list below shows the origins of Vala as well as things modernly associated with the name Vala such as celebrities named Vala.

Origin and Meaning of Vala

"Vala" is a name of English origin, and it means "Chosen". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons With the Name Vala

Vala Mal Doran is a fictional character.


Vala Chakradhar Rao was an Ex-MLA and Andhra Pradesh State. Vala was born on March 28th, 1928 in Yamanapalli, Mahadevpur, Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh. He died on September 27th, 1991.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vala

Vajubhai Vala is a Speaker of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Governor of Karnataka, Speaker of theGujarat Legislative Assembly, Member ofGujarat Legislative Assembly, and List of governors of Karnataka. Vajubhai was born on January 23rd, 1939 in Rajkot.


Uale Mai Vala is an influential individual. Uale was born on July 20th, 1978 in Samoa.


Lobat Vala is a famous person. Lobat was born in 1930.


Katri Vala was a notable human. Katri was born in 1901 in Muonio. She left this life in 1944.


Assad Vala is a famed human. Assad was born on August 5th, 1987 in Papua New Guinea.


Sanju Naranbhai Vala is a poet and critic. Sanju was born on July 11th, 1960 in Badhada, Savarkundla, , Gujarat.


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Popularity of Vala as a last name

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Common first names for Vala

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vala U.S.
  White 60.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vala

People with the last name Vala are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Vala

  • How Popular is the name Vala? Vala is the 29,170th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vala was the 46,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vala have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157 babies born with the first name Vala in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vala to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vala? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vala is Wednesday, June 7th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Vala born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vala was in 2011 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Vala: Your name in reverse order is Alav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aavl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vala? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 462 people with the last name Vala.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vala? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vala as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Vala's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Vala mean?

Vis for versatile, your changeable nature.

Ais for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Name poster for Vala

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.