Aila Meaning and Origin

Aila is a girl’s name of Finnish origin, meaning bringer of light“. Aila is a female given name found in several different languages. It is the Finnish equivalent of Helga or Olga, from Swedish “helig” or Old Norse “heilagr”. Alternatively, in Finnish, Aila is derived from the word “ailahtaa,” which means “to be moved” or “to be emotional.” It is often used as a given name and is sometimes associated with the concept of being lively or vivacious. Aila is considered a variant of the Hebrew name “Eilah” or “Eilat.” In Hebrew, “Eilat” refers to the city of Eilat, located in southern Israel on the Red Sea coast. It can also be interpreted as “goddess” or “deer.” Aila is a variant spelling of the Scottish name Ailie or Ailiegh. It is often used as a diminutive of Alison or Eileen and can also be a standalone given name. In this context, Aila is thought to mean “light” or “beautiful.” In India, Aila is a feminine given name that is commonly found in Bengali and Assamese cultures. In Bengali, Aila means “noble” or “light.” It can also be a short form of the name Ailani, which means “beautiful” in Sanskrit.

Names similar to Aila:

  • Isla
  • Elara
  • Lila
  • Alina
  • Aria
  • Emilia
  • Eva
  • Nora
  • Mila
  • Lia


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