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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Shyla
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Shyla in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Shyla:
Records indicate that 1,849 girls in the United States have been named Shyla since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2008, when 359 people in the U.S. were given the name Shyla. Those people are now 12 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Shyla
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44 Positive Comments
"My name is Shyla I'm 22 and live in the UK! I have never met anyone with the same name as me... I always get told I have a lovely name :)" Mar. 10, 2020:
"Hi my name isShyla but most people call me shy shy I was born on December 13 2006 I been looking for someone who has the same name as me" Jun. 26, 2019:
"My name is Shyla and I'm 38. My mother said she found the name in a book. But unfortunately doesn't remember the name of the book." Nov. 30, 2018:
"I named my daughter Shyla Ryan on June 18th 2015.... I love her name and so does everyone else everyone does call her Shy almost all the time or ShyShy! I just love the way y looks in names and wanted something similar to her older sisters name which is Shayna so it worked out well! It's just a unique and beautiful name and I love it and I hope she does to when she gets older!" Jan. 7, 2018:
"My name is Shyla. I was born March 27,2000 and I?ve met one other person named Shyla but it might be spelled differently, I?m not sure." Oct. 28, 2017:
"WASS GOOD☺️my name is shyla marie i am14 year sold my birthday is on may 29 2002 and people always say my name wrong so my nickname is lala or shy or shyshy😜✌🏾" Oct. 10, 2016:
"My name is Shyla Inez, I am 30 years old and from Omaha NE. I didn't like my name when I was younger because it was so uncommon that it stood out. When someone is talking about a Sarah or Ashley for example chances are you know more than one, but when someone said Shyla....yep it was definitely me! lol But now as an adult I love my uncommon name, I don't like that there is never anything personalized in my name, so I just have to make my own. And I never understood how people pronounce it wrong....(sound it out!) I recently found out that a girl I was friends with when I was 13 named her daughter Shyla because she always thought that my name was so beautiful, I was flattered, and I really feel blessed to have such a pretty name!" Jan. 12, 2015:
"i named my daughter on 18th sep.2013...i loved the name ....cuz its a new name + goddess parvati ( wife of lord shiva)+ short name can be call as shy/shyshy/shylo.
I liked this name alot...." Oct. 13, 2013:
"My granddaughter was just born may 28 th 2013, her name is Shyla. I like the name and she is beautiful." May. 29, 2013:
"Wow I didn't know there were this many people with the name shyla. My name is shyla I'm 14 and I'm from ransgate in kent. I love my name too! I've never met anyone with my name. I'm the only person in my school called shyla. People call me sheila shila shy shyshy its annoying. And I get people asking me if I'm shy all the time lol. Everyones like shyla your shy.an they say did your mum name you shyla because your shy. Haha x" Mar. 17, 2013:
"my name is Shyla.i'm nine turning ten this year and everyone spells my name wrong.
no.1 my friend no.2 my nana no.3 my step-mum.
its really annoying,but funny at the same time.my mum read the name in a book.obviesly she liked it!!!i LOVE my name!!!" Jul. 27, 2012:
"LOL! I seriously thought I was the only one who had the name 'Shyla' and yeah, a lot of people call me sheila by mistake and I'm like "Bruv, I havent got an 'i' or and 'e' in my name! LOL! yeah, it is nice to know that other people have the same name as me! It's ironic how I'm not Shy LOL! My brothers call me Shy, dad and mum call me Shylo and my sister calls me ShyShy! Loving the Shyla times! :D" Apr. 1, 2012:
"Hello my name is Shyla I am 26 years old and I live in Pennsylvania" Feb. 19, 2012:
"Hi, my name is Shyla too! I am eleven years old and live in Gardnerville,Nevada. Lots of people pronounce my name as (Shee- la). The real way to pronounce my name is (Shi-luh). There is only one other girl in my school of six hundred kids named Shyla. I am so glad to know there are other people in the world with the name Shyla and that have the same pronunciation problems I have." Jun. 21, 2011:
"when i read these comments it brings a big smile to my face. I too have been called sheila and shilo. I mean come on people learn to read. Shy'lah lol. Shyla are you shy? I got a lot of that too but i love my name and it goes with my indian ancestry!" Oct. 25, 2010:
"As you can probably guess my name is Shyla. I'm 13 years old in sunny, california. Iv'e met 4 Shyla's, surprisingly most of them at a horse-riding place. I Love my name. I often get called Shula, and Shylo, also Shyla Buff. Its very annoying but i cann cope. I love seeing all these comments and knowing how many people in this world are named Shyla. <3~Shyla" Sep. 20, 2010:
"Hey, my name is Shyla. When I was really little I never used to like my name, mainly because I hated hearing everyone mispronounce it. Now I love it and I think that if it wasn't my name, I would probably name a child of mine that. I met one Shyla once, only she spelt her name with a "C" I have had my name misspelled/mispronounced so many times. Shayla, Shiloh, Sheila, Shyldn, Shla, and I get called Shyla Buff a lot, like Shia LaBeouf, glad to see people are still being creative. Oh, well the story is the same for all of us isn't it? I like my name and it hasn't taken as long as it could've, born Sept. '96" Apr. 28, 2010:
"My granddaughters name is Shyla. She is 20 months old and I know she will love her name as she gets older. I believe children grow into their names. She is going to be (and already is) awesome." Jan. 11, 2010:
"hi mi nme is shyla and i luv mi nme sooo dnt copy it ok mi nme is shyla shah shyla=goddess shah=persian king im royal" Jan. 6, 2010:
"My name is shyla and my mom named me that when she was grounged to her room a week before she found out she was preggers!! i'm now 20 and i would never change my name even though people keep pronouncing it wrong!! like shela, skiler, shiloh i mean really it's not that hard !! lol:) i love my name" Oct. 21, 2009:
"LMAO!!! My name is Shyla Ann. My birth mom named me that for a reason unknown to me but im glad she did. they kept my name when they adopted me. reading all these comments cracks me up bc i hear the same things and have the same issues. teasing as a child being called Shilo like the dog and nobody can say it right but everyone says its a pretty name, ive even been asked over the phone if i was african american bc of my name. it's the doctors name on Diary of a Mad Black Woman if you listen closely you can hear it. i love my name and it's as unique and pretty as i am and i think only people awesome enough to carry the name should have it. lol. bc its amazing. My sisters name is Ila so if ur pregnant with twin girls that would make cute names: Shyla and Ila....just a suggestion." Oct. 9, 2009:
"I love my name! I get annoyed sometimes though when people don't get it right...I get Sheila a lot! How I will never know! But I am 33 and have loved my name for all of those years. Not only do I have an unusual name...but I have red hair as well...adding to the mystery! I love it...wouldn't change a thing!" Oct. 8, 2009:
"HEY , We named our daughter Shyla , its a beautiful name just like her , being a hindu we wanted a meaningful but unique name and we found that in SHYLA , (its the other name for goddess Parvati and also because it sounds very cosmo with a very traditional hidden meaning, just hoping that she likes it once she grows up" Jul. 25, 2009:
"In my town where I live, it is quite small. i am the only Shyla in it lol. i am 16 years old, i love the name it is different and unique! It means Goddess in Hindu!!" Jun. 9, 2009:
"my name is shyla im 30 i love it ihve never mmet another shyla but i c im not alone shyla rocks!" May. 29, 2009:
"My name is Shyla.im 16. But I prefered to be called Shy. It's so annoying when people say it wrong,like Shayla, or Shilo. I'm all like, thats not my name... Get it right." May. 7, 2009:
"MY NAME iS SHYLA AND i LOVE iT MANY PEOPLE THiNK IT IS SHAYLA iDK BUT i LOVE MY NAME i LOVE WRiTHING IT AND EVERYTHING i HELD DA TiTLE OF THAT NAME SiNCE NOVEMBER 15 1993" Apr. 26, 2009:
"Hey my fellow Shyla's of the world I was given that name in 83' and it is Shyla Ann I sure do get called shilo and in school kids teased oh your shilo the dog but it didnt bother me too much I do love my name people are like wow what a beautiful and different name! And the famous question "are you shy" but 200% nope I am not :)" Mar. 13, 2009:
"I named my daughter Shyla in June of 2007. I have only received one "negative" reaction so far (a doctor who just gave me a really stupid look when I told her my daughter's name). Everybody seems to comment on how different but pretty the name is. Nobody ever knows how to spell it though (i have seen some crazy spellings, ones that don't even look like names. At Christmas she even got a present that said Shylin lol) and she used to always get called Shayla at the doctors office. A lot of people pronounce it as Shiloh at first (my mom didn't get it right until I had her). As far as the meaning, here are the ones that seem to pop up a lot in my google searches:
*Hindi origin "daughter of the mountain"
*one of the names of the goddess Parvati. it does not actually mean goddess (although a lot of sites list its meaning as "goddess")
*some believe it's the name of a pygmy narcotic
*a couple of sites say it's of latin origin and means blind.
I personally love the name and I hope that it doesn't ever become super popular. It's a great uncommon name." Feb. 23, 2009:
"I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in January of 1993.I was raised to always put special thought and care into what you name someone .
I wanted something unique as I knew she would grow up to be.I heard the name and researched it's meaning and found it to mean musical. Which by the way she is! Yes it gets mispronounced a lot and you hardly ever can find anything monogrammed but it is a small price to pay for a name you love and she does too! She really appreciates having a pretty and uncommon name." Nov. 9, 2008:
"My name is Shyla Lyn, and I'm 28. I love that my mom gave me such a unique name that rolls off the tongue. People sometimes mispronounce or spell it wrong, but most people respond well to it. Of course I get the "are you shy?" line a lot, but I just laugh it off because I'm not. I've only met one other Shyla and she works at a Starbucks like me. What are the odds?" Aug. 4, 2008:
"my name is Shyla and i absolutely love it. It is unique and sets you apart from others. I am 28 years old and thought i was the only adult that had the name!" Mar. 29, 2008:
"I'm naming my baby girl due in June Shyla. Love it!" Jan. 16, 2008:
"hey my name is shyla most of thepeople i meet they have to ask how to spell or say my name that is wht i go though every day." Oct. 18, 2007:
"We are from India and named our daughter Shyla.
We felt that it was a short, sweet, yet uncommon name that was easy to pronounce for Americans.
The fact that it is one of the names of the
Hindu Godess Parvati was also very appealing." Sep. 20, 2007:
"My name is Shyla, I am 26 years old, and I love my name.
For years I thought I was the only one and now I have met
5 others where I live, in British Columbia Canada. I do dislike how it is not pronounced right or always change to Shilo. And now seethat there is many more around the world. Shypaws@hotmail.com, see how many there are and what ages?" Apr. 11, 2007:
"hello my name is shyla and my name is sometimes pernounced wrong like shylo or sheila and it kinna makes me mad b/c the sub teachers get it wrong all the time but other wise i like it b/c it is different and i dont have to b like a shyla #1 and my best friend b shyla#2 so yea its good.." Jan. 13, 2007:
"Hey my name is Shyla too, I'm 19 and from Washington, and I really like my name. However, in elementary school that wasn't always the case when kids would always ask me about my name and tease me for it because of how different it is." Jan. 2, 2007:
"my name is Shyla and i always get complaments on how pretty it is people someytimes pernounce my name sheila but w/e i luvv my name and if u dont like it then thats your problem" Nov. 28, 2006:
"My name is shyla and I often have people call me sheila. It is pronounced Shy-lah. I like it because people always say how pretty it is." Nov. 25, 2006:
"I just named my daughter Shyla with my husband Colin. We found it to be so beautiful and unqiue. Even though we are not sure what it means, it could be derived from Shayla, meaning "her gift". Either way, it's out baby girl!" Sep. 7, 2006:
"people often misspell and mispronounce my name. the have come up with many different ways to do this. Its been spelled shila, shaylia, shela, shayla, and many more ways. people have misspelled/mispronounce it so many times i don't even care anymore. you say it like you spell it (shy-la). i haven't met another shyla yet.
i haven't even met the Shyla i was named after." Jul. 10, 2006:
"I've met several other "Shyla"s. People are constantly asking me what it means!" Apr. 12, 2006:
"Shyla: yes this is my name and ya sometimes people prounouce it wrong lol which i dont get sometimes..cause its spelt just as it sounds and alot of people tell me its a very pretty name and its really different" Dec. 3, 2005:
25 Neutral Comments
"My name is Shyla, I am 13 years old, my birthday is on August 2nd 2006, and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Didn?t know there were so many other people lol. I always get my name pronounced wrong." Apr. 4, 2020:
"Hiya, my name is Shyla and I was born January 5th 2007. Right now I?m 13 and I live in the United States. I was born in Hawaii and live in central Kentucky. People say I have a beautiful name. I don?t know anyone with the same name as me and I want to meet people with my name." Mar. 20, 2020:
"Hi my name is Shyla I was born 18th September 2002 I love my name as it?s unusual" Jan. 20, 2020:
"hi! my name is Shyla but people call me shaa or sharmander cause apparently i have a charmander attitude from the shippidge starter squad series (partly true😂) im 12 and im that person everyone wants to be hah :3" Oct. 3, 2019:
"I was given the name Shyla Nickele in April 1975. I had never heard of another Shyla until four years ago. Now there are two little girls and two adult Shyla's in my small town.The first time I met another Shyla it was the weirdest thing for both of us. We were not used to calling anyone else Shyla. I love my name!" Sep. 11, 2018:
"Hello my name is Shyla Noelle. I am 15 years old and my parents named me Shyla. I was born onJanuary 27, 2003. I am from the USA and the name comes from a Russian root. It?s said the way it?s spelled shy- la" Aug. 29, 2018:
"I am shyla and I love my name I as born in 2004 and many people pronounce my mame sheila or shela !many people ask me if I am shy which I kind of live up to!! Many people call me shy or shyshy which I quit like!!xx" Jan. 10, 2015:
"Hey my names shy'la ! I love my name im 16 & ihte whn people pronounce it shayla ! But im shyla i only know one other shyla but she spells it a different way" Sep. 5, 2012:
"I have heard it all. Shayla, Sheila, Skyla. My great grandfather thought that my name was salad for the longest time!" Jul. 21, 2012:
"I'm 14 years old from salt lake city utah..Same story,Never thought anyone had my name I don't think anyone has my middle name Tachelle. But it's cool to Know other people have my name lots of people say it wrong!!" May. 16, 2011:
"i am 14 years old from vegas
i love my name dont get me wrong i just cant stand when i am called shyla buff
the people who say thatg are just stuiped they dont know how to say his name right
i also hate it when my teacher call me shayla
dont they know how to read if not they need to go back to school" Nov. 25, 2010:
"I am Shyla, 34 years old from kerala, India.... I love my name. happy if others call it as it is without changing its sound" Nov. 18, 2010:
"Yes, Shyla is a beautiful name that we all share. My only hope is that it remains uncommon. Although, I think Shyla Stylez (the porn star) lightly tainted it for us all, ladies. Still, it's a wonderful name and I love to hear the natural softest that comes with saying it, especially from mouths of love ones." Jan. 23, 2010:
"my name is sisilia but for my ID at some moment i called myself Shyla, it was a nice name. but now...I am try to finding that's meaning. do you know????plis email me at firstname.lastname@example.org." Aug. 19, 2009:
"i was born in september of 1985 my mom was one of those hippie types and decided to name me shyla at first she spelled it shila then we changed it to shyla cuz everyone kept calling me shayla shannon shiloh or sheila its quite annoying no one else around my area has this name or has even heard of it i get"oh thats pretty and different" its not too often i hear of any other shylas glad i found some.. as for the meaning my mom was reading some book when she was pregnant with me and supposedly the meaning is "indian goddess meaning patience love and virtue"" Jul. 14, 2009:
"Hy,My NaMe Is ShYlA AnD I LoVe It As It'S ReAlLy DiFfErEnT And SmArT.MaNy PeOplE I mEeT aSk Me hOw tO prOnOuNCe IT, sOME tIme iT's EmMbAriSSinG too,BuT anYwAyS i LOve IT. I,m lIvInG iN iNdIa AnD it IS sUch A niCe PlAce.I wAnT tO maKe OtHeR SHYLA my fRiEnD sO If YOUR nAmE is SHYLA pLeASe wRitE tO mE. mY iD Is email@example.com." May. 11, 2009:
"my daughter was born in december 2008 and i called her shyla sienna. beautiful name which really suits my beautiful baby. fell in love with the name as soon as i saw it" Mar. 28, 2009:
"Hi my name is Shyla and I love my name. Im surprised to see how many other people has this name. I still don't know what my name means though." Oct. 25, 2008:
"Hey! My name is Shyla and I have never met any other Shyla's but seeing all these comments of other people that have the same name as me makes me happy! :D" Oct. 12, 2008:
"Hi my name is Shyla Croney and I live in Missouri and im 13 years old and I love my name" May. 20, 2008:
"hey my name is shyla most of thepeople i meet they have to ask how to spell or say my name that is wht i go though every day." Oct. 18, 2007:
"I am due with a baby girl in a week, and fell in love with the name "Shyla" when I saw it online about a month ago. I had been searching names for months, and was so excited to finally find an original, feminine, yet simple name which I loved. However, I've had a lot of mixed reactions from people as well as family - (usually blank stares, or sometimes even negative comments) which has made me doubt my decision. My husband is also not a big fan of the name, much to my disappointment. I'm not sure if this is b/c it is so unusual, or if it's just unpopular? I'm still trying to decide what to name her, as my husband says "it's up to me"." Aug. 26, 2007:
"I want to name my baby girl Shyla, as it has a deep meaning in my hindu religion as well.I think its a very pretty name and very unique." Jul. 26, 2007:
"My name is Shyla. I am from New Zealand & from my experiences, although the name is easy enough to read, many people cannot pronounce it properly. I've been called 'Sheilah, Shayla, Charlotte...'. My name is apparently supposed to signify one who is 'loyal to God' in the Celtic origin. The Hindi origin of the name sees Shyla as meaning 'Goddess'. The correct way to pronounce this name is Shy - la. Very simple." Oct. 5, 2006:
"Shyla: i've never met another one but once someone told me they knew another shyla and its said Shy-la..just as its spelt :)" Dec. 3, 2005:
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