Kyla Name Meaning & Origin

Kyla

Pronunciation: KIY-lə (key)

Origin of the name Kyla:

Feminine form of Kyle, which originated as a Scottish surname and is derived from the Gaelic caol (narrow).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Kylah

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Comments and insights on the name Kyla: | Edit

My daughter's name is Kyla. Kyla Danielle to be precise. We use several nicknames for her Ky, Kydee, KylaDan. But those are possible because of her middle name. She's now 11 years old and she's very creative and fun. A little naive sometimes and always friendly. I still like her name which for us was a nod to my great uncle whose nickname was also called Ky, but she gets mixed up with all the Kaylas of the world. So if you're trying to get away from that name, it won't work.

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My older sister's name is Kyla. When we were little I called her LaLa because I couldn't pronounch "Kyla". It stuck though and soon our whole family was calling her it. Somehow LaLa morphed into LarLar though and then somehow Arlar which is what I call her now as a nickname :)

Growing up I always hated my name Kyla because it was different and no one EVER got it right, and I was so embarrassed to even correct them. Kyra, Kylie, Kaylie, etc. Seriously it's 4 simple letters people! But as I grew up I embraced the uniqueness of my name, that it was different... just like me! My name has contributed to my strength, my determination, and my beauty. Even as an adult people can't get these 4 letters right, but now I can laugh it off and feel confident in correcting people.

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Ky
Kiki
KonKon
Kylie
LaLa
LarLar
Arlar
Ky-Py
Yaya

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Kyla Ross, 2012 Gymnastics Olympic Champion

Kyla Pratt, stars as daughter of Doctor Dolittle(Eddie Murphy)

Kyla Weber, Canadian Real Estate, married to Vince Vaughn

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Kyla is my daughter's name. We had something else picked out but the whole time I was pregnant I had a feeling this baby would be Fiesty. She needed a name that was strong and Fiesty. Kyla was the perfect fit. She is only 9 weeks old but I couldn't pictures her with another name. Downside I have had a few people think her name is Kayla or call her Kylie. I have been calling her KY for short and love it. Kyla Avery Elizabeth

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