Personally, I prefer the name Shayna. It's better in my opinion. Shayna is more mature than Shayla or Shaila. Shayna also has a meaning, beautiful.

But, there are worse names out there. If you like Shayla, go ahead and use it. It's very uncommon, and I would rather meet Shayla than a Mia.
wheelbarrow4  4/16/2021
Sounds like a stripper!
― Anonymous User  2/10/2021
This will be my daughter’s name. To me the name is unique and fresh. I think of a sweet girl when I hear this beautiful name.
ScottishLass  6/18/2020
I'm reading these comments and wondering "How does a simple name sound harsh?" Please, someone, explain.
Shayla-Girl22  5/8/2019
My name is Shayla as well. I didn't like my name at first because when went to the beach we would see key chains or other things with names on it, and my family would always find their names- even if it wasn't spelled the same it was still pronounced the same way. I could never find my name. Yeah, but now I love my name because it's unique and different!
Shayla2005  2/20/2018
To everyone spouting nonsense about this being an 'old Gaelic name': You're thinking of the name 'Síle', which you may have seen misspelled 'Sheila'. Shayla is a modern American name. It's NOT Gaelic or Irish - I don't care if your grandfather's sister's neighbour's dog may have once seen a potato, it doesn't make you or your name Irish. Source: Am actually Irish, speak Gaeilge (it's not called Gaelic).
anon12389  2/14/2018
My name's Shayla, In my life time I've only met one other Shayla. But I love my name. It's so different, it sounds quirky, elegant, passionate, I just over all love my name. You pronounce this name Shay-Lah.
ShaylaBittle  12/8/2017
The name Shayla was given to 268 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Shayla are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
My name is Shayla, and I love it. I couldn't think of any better name. The sound of Shayla matches the personality. Shayla sounds kind of quirky, cheery, enthusiastic, and at times shy. With Shayla being an uncommon name, I have met 3 girls named Shayla not including me. Shayla is the name of a song by singing sensation Blondie. I can't exactly remember how to spell it but it means female kangaroo. If you have this name you are very fortunate.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2015
My name is Shayla! I like my name! I think it's very very differen,t not a common name. I have only ever met one other person my whole life named Shayla!
Shay-Shay-Shayla  11/2/2015
I'm also a Shayla, looking at these charts... apparently one of the first as my birthday is 1971 :) I do remember watching the movie Splash & seeing my name in the credits, so there Is someone out there older than me & I'm 44. I Have another take on the name here.. I've seen the Gaelic origin, however my name came from the Jewish name Shayna, which in Hebrew means "pretty" but my Dad didn't like the "n" so they changed it to an "l." I was named after my grandfather's mother, Sarah. We take the first letter of a deceased relative's name to carry on the heritage. I've noticed that my name is much more popular today. It's very strange for me to call someone else by my name... lol, & it drives me crazy to be called Sheila!
Spdsunshine  8/25/2015
Shayla is Gaelic but according to my great uncle who spoke Gaelic and my moms side, who is 100 percent Irish, the meaning of Shayla is "gifted or gods gift, gods little angel". I have seen variants but none are right. Yes they can be artistic or musical because they are gifted. But they are God's little angels and God gifted so you can take many variants from this. As far as it meaning fairy or princess fairy, no. Shay means good or God like.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2015
Although u all have opinions both good and bad, I Am Shayla and have been my whole life. Immature not so much not even childish in the least bit. It's a name not over used like Kayla. It takes a special person to carry this name and own it. I love my name and there's not too many named Shayla out there. I've found that most named Shayla are very independent and strong women and young ladies. I AM Shayla and I Love It!
shaylafree  7/8/2014
I think it's a very pretty name. And the name Shay could be a very nice nickname for it.
prayforpeace  4/5/2014
I have mixed feeling about this name. It's very juvenile and a little harsh sounding. But pretty. It seems as if everyone has different opinions so if you want to use this name, and you like it, I'd say go right ahead. (:
― Anonymous User  7/10/2010
Shayla is Charlotte's "future baby name" on Sex and The City (season 1, episode 10).
― Anonymous User  5/11/2010
This name is really nice and sweet, and I think of a beautiful woman when I hear this name.
Alora  1/9/2010
Ugly, trashy, and juvenile. Just name your daughter Sheila or Kayla instead of smushing them together!
bananarama  10/30/2009
The name "Shayla" is NOT at all a modern, hipster "smushed-together" version of Sheila and Kayla. It is a very OLD Celtic/Gaelic/Latin name derived from "Cecelia", and has its own meaning ("from the fairy palace"). Maybe you should actually know something before you get on here to insult people's names.
sllewel2  3/18/2015
I think you are referring to the name Sheila.
First of all, Cecilia does not mean "from the fairy palace"; it means "blind" (yeah ikr? What a meaning!).
Anyways, the Irish form of Cecilia is Síle, which is anglicized as Sheila. Sheila is pronounced "she-la", not like Shayla.
Shayla is a modern American name.
someone-  3/1/2020
This name is really pretty!
nicole_10107  9/30/2009
My name is pronounced this way, though it is spelled as "Shailah." I think it's a rather pretty name, if I do say so myself.
Light Forst  7/4/2009
Shayla Worley is a (somewhat) famous bearer of this name. She was on the 2007 Gold medal winning women's gymnastics team, along with Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone, Samantha Peszek, Ivana Hong, and Brigit Sloan.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2009
I read a book where one of the character's names was Shay, and I loved the name. In Spanish class one day, my teacher (who speaks with an accent) pronounced the name Sheila (which is okay, but not really my taste) as Shayla. I loved the name immediately.
TayLeigh127  10/8/2008
The name Shayla in my opinion is elegant and sophisticated, but fun at the same time. I really like this name!
slcally  7/4/2008
I named my daughter, Shayla, in 1981. I got the idea from an Ebony Fashion Fair model/commentator, named Shayla, during the 1970s. Also, Shayla rhymes with her mother's name, Gala.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2008
Ugh, while the name Shaelyn sounds pretty against all odds, this name sounds harsh, tacky, and somewhat too youthful. It's funny what a small difference in sound can do.
slight night shiver  5/6/2008
Really pretty name.
jasmineenimsaj  3/3/2008
Shayla was the main character in the books When Kambia Elaine Flew In From Neptune and Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2007
I have also read that Shayla could be a Gaelic name meaning "From the fairy place," which I really like. I think this is a sweet name! :)
― Anonymous User  3/13/2007
Very pretty name, I know of one girl in my son's grade 1 class named Shayla.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2006
I once met someone called Sheelaugh which was pronounced as Shayla.
ezy_lou  10/8/2006
Shayla appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1970's. Its most popular year was the 1990's where it ranked 300.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Shayla is my best friend's name. I think that name is very pretty. It's an unique name. Shayla sounds very girlie and cute.
ashepoo05  7/26/2006
Shayla is the name of a song on the Blondie album "Eat to the Beat".
wiswina  6/2/2006
I like this name because it's unusual and not a name that you hear often.
svit-kona  5/17/2006
I think this is a great name, very pretty and feminine and not overly used.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006

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