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Meaning of the name NalaNaleaNaliaNalahNahlaNallahNallaNahlah

[ 2 syll. na-la, nal-a ] The baby girl name Nala is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as NAA-Laa- †. Nala has its origins in the Arabic and African-Swahili languages. It is used largely in English, Indian, and Swahili. African-Swahili origin: It is derived literally from the word nala which is of the meaning 'lioness'. The name is used in Tansania, East Africa. See Nala for more information.

In addition, Nala is a form of the Arabic and English Nahla.

Forms of Nala include the English Nalah, the name Nalea, the name Nalia, the name Nalla, and the name Nallah.

See also the related categories, swahili, lioness, indian, and arabic.

Nala is somewhat popular as a baby girl name. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2010s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2016 with 0.019% of baby girls being named Nala. It had a ranking of #784 then. Among all girl names in its family, Nala was the most popular in 2016. Nala has mainly been a baby girl name in the last century.

Baby names that sound like Nala include Nahla, Nahlah, Nalah, Nahal, Nalo, Nawal, Nayelee, Nayeley, Nayelie, Neala, Neali, Nealie, Nealy, Neela, Neely, Neila, Neili, Neily, Neli, and Nelia.

† Pronunciation for Nala: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"


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