Shayla: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Shayla

Shayla

Pronunciation: SHAY-lə (key)

Related Names:

Shay, Shaylee, Sheyla, Shyla

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My sisters name is Shayla. We call her shay but my grandma always called her shaylie.

My 2nd daughter's name is Shayla. She is almost 13 years old. She has always loved her name. It is uncommon and she really likes that it is unique. It is a very pretty name! I sometimes call her "Shay" or "Shay Shay."

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Shay
Shaylie
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Shanaynay

Meanings and history of the name Shayla: | Edit

Shayla means "question" in Hebrew, as in a question you would ask a rabbi.

Irish Gaelic "fairy palace."

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This name appears in the episode "The Baby Shower" in the first season of the TV series "Sex and the City". Shayla is the name which, as she has told all her friends, Charlotte York has always planned to name her future baby girl -- she says she invented it when she was eleven. In the episode, the name is "stolen" by a pregnant former friend who claims not to remember Charlotte having told her the story. The situation is made more poignant by the fact that Charlotte would like to be married with children but doesn't even have a boyfriend.

Shayla named doll, Groovy Girls

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