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The correct pronunciation is NOT “Nyla” or “Nila” but “Niela” and is written with two dots (diacritical mark: diaeresis not umlaut) above the letter I as: ï. Another example of the CORRECT pronunciation are the words “naïve” or the name of the Opera, “Aïda”.
Since the name is not of American/English origin, when American/English-speaking people hear the name correctly pronounced, they misspell it as “niela” or “nyelah". When they SEE the name in print, they mispronounce it as “nail-ah” or “nyla” or “nila”.
NailainAZ  10/27/2016
This happens to be my name, and while I do love it, I really am tiring of constantly trying to correct people on how to pronounce it.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2016
The pronunciation of this name should be added. It's pronounced "Nyla".
― Anonymous User  4/26/2015
Unless used in it's native country, it would not work. Or, of course, the possibility of acceptance only if you have a surname from the country of origin to create the perfect pair. That being said, in this age, in the United States-- it has high prospect of being titled as a "ghetto," "kre8tiv" name, as well as pretentious, and bearing too close a resemblance to the word "Nail/Nails."
Francesca  4/26/2011
The name Naila is so beautiful sounding! :D To be fair, the spelling Naila does make many English speakers like myself recognise its close resemblance to the word 'nails' therefore I think the spelling "Nyla" is better and more practical. ^_^ I strongly believe that just because the origin is Arabic and some may not be familiar with this name it does not make this name "ghetto". It's a little strange how the user "Francesca" thinks if someone decides to use this name in the US they're trying to be "pretentious"- ? Naila doesn't sound pretentious in the slightest. To be fair, names like "Francesca" actually sound pretentious (don't get me wrong, I like the name Francesca, but I can admit when some names are pretentious sounding). I actually agree with the user "Zinha" that the name Naila has a sort of trendy appeal like the names Kyla and Myla so I think the trendy sound the name Naila offers makes it not seem pretentious. Overall, this name is really pretty and cute and if anyone is considering using this name, I say go for it! :)
― Anonymous User  4/26/2015
Francesca you're right it does sound trendy, like Myla, Kyla, Ayla and others. Plus it makes me think they named the girl after the Lion King. ;) Something about this name though sets it apart, perhaps because I know its history and spelling... It's living a new life in our era.
Zinha  5/21/2014
Pronounced "Nyla".
MaggieSimpson  9/3/2009
I find this name to be much nicer than its masculine form of Nail.
Pippin  4/26/2008
I think this is such a beautiful, simple, and feminine name. It's also the title of a beautiful Mexican song written by Chuy Rasgado of Oaxaca.
lisi  11/7/2006

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