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Jayla is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Jayla – known and loved in the US!

The name Jayla isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Jayla ranks 199. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 9 were named Jayla. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Jayla.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Jayla mean?

Composed of the phonetic elements ‘jay’ and ‘la’, Jayla is a modern name with no traditional meaning. Jaylah is a variant of this name.

Jayla was invented.. in the 1990s and is not a variant of Jay, as one would assume. Jay is a short form of Jason.

Jayla has 5 letters 
and begins with a J

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter J is a particularly popular initial letter for girls' names. That’s because 6.8% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A, S and M.

With five letters, the name Jayla is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

This means that with 6.8% of all girls' names that begin with the letter J, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. And Jennifer is the girls' name starting with J, which is the most common of all.

Other names with 
J, a, y, l and a

If you take all the letters in the name Jayla – J, a, y, l and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Jalya or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Jayla

If your name is Jayla and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Jayla

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Jayla, you can simply say:






This is how the name Jayla is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Jayla in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Jayla

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Jayla is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Jayla

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Jayla sounds like this: