[ 2 syll. na-la, nal-a ] The baby girl name Nala is also used as a boy name. 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.
Nala is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2012, among the family of girl names directly related to Nala, Nahla was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Nala: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"