Jayla Meaning and Origin

Jayla is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “to ascend”, spelling variation of Jaalah. Alternatively, Jayla is considered a modern American name, often considered a combination of the names “Jay” and “Kayla” or a variant of the name “Jaylen” or “Jaylyn.” It gained popularity in the late 20th century and has since become a popular choice for baby girls. Jayla can also have African origins, particularly in the Swahili language. In Swahili, “jaya” means “triumph” or “success.” Another possible origin is from Arabic, where “Jayla” can mean “night” or “dark beauty.” 

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