Nala - girls name

Nala name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Nala name meaning:

The name Nala is of African origin and has multiple meanings across different cultures. In Swahili, Nala means "gift" or "beloved," reflecting the significance of this name. It is often associated with positivity, joy, and love. Nala is also known as the name of a courageous and independent lioness in the Disney movie "The Lion King." In this context, the name carries connotations of bravery, loyalty, and strength.

Nala is a name that carries a sense of warmth and tenderness, making it an excellent choice for parents seeking a name that embodies love and affection. The name has gained popularity in recent years, partly due to its association with the popular Disney character. Nala is a versatile name that holds deep cultural meaning while also evoking a sense of vitality and empowerment. Whether parents choose the name for its African roots or its connection to a beloved animated character, Nala is a name that brings with it a sense of beauty, grace, and strength.

Origin: Latin


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Overall UK ranking: 428 out of 5581

102 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Nala

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