Orla - girls name

Orla name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Orla name meaning:

The name Orla is of Irish origin and holds a significant meaning. Orla is derived from the Gaelic word "órlaith," which means "golden princess" or "golden lady." It combines the elements "ór," meaning "gold," and "laithe," translating to "princess" or "lady." This name carries with it a sense of royalty, beauty, and elegance, making it a popular choice for many parents.

Orla is a name that exudes strength and grace. It is often associated with someone who possesses qualities such as kindness, intelligence, and charisma. People named Orla tend to be confident and have a natural ability to lead. They are often admired for their beauty, both inward and outward, and have a radiant personality that draws others towards them.

Choosing the name Orla for a girl symbolizes the hope and belief in her ability to become a strong and independent individual. It celebrates her potential to shine brightly, just like gold, and be a figure of inspiration and admiration for others.

Origin: Celtic

Golden woman.


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Overall UK ranking: 66 out of 5581

794 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (21)
  • England (66)
  • Wales (74)

Historical popularity of Orla

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