Infobox Given Name Revised
name = KAYLA

pronunciation= K-lah
gender = Female
meaning = Pure And Beloved
region =
origin = Greek
related names =

Kayla is a female given name, meaning "Purity" in Greek (Καίλα). cite web |url=http://www.mybirthcare.com/favorites/F/Greek/meaning.asp?name=Kayla |title=Meaning and Origin of Kayla |publisher= Birthcare |accessdate=2008-03-11] [http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Kayla Entry for the name Kayla at Think Baby Names] ] Its popularity in the United States is attributed to the character Kayla Brady in the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Kayla is also one of the names of the Beta Israel community among their neighbours, after which the Kayla language is named. Haim Rosen, PDF| [http://jic.tau.ac.il/moreshet/_repository524/1000373018_%d7%a8%d7%95%d7%96%d7%9f.pdf פאלאשים, כאילא או ביתא ישראל? הערות אתנוגראפיות לכינויים של עדת יהודי אתיופיה] ("Falasha, Kayla or Beta Israel? Ethnographic comments of the nicknames of Ethiopian Jewry"), published at Pa'amim 22, תשמ"ה 1985, pp. 53-58, at [http://jic.tau.ac.il/en.asp JIC project (Jews of Islamic Countries Archiving Project), Tel Aviv University] .] Yona Bogale claimed that the name stems from the Tigrinya word for artisans, and on the broader sense excommunicated people (as Yeshaq I of Ethiopia has denied the right of inheritance of all non-Christians).Steven Kaplan, "Betä Əsraʾel", in Siegbert von Uhlig, ed., "Encyclopaedia Aethiopica: A-C" (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2003), p.553.] Speakers of Agaw languages, such as Qemant citizens, told researchers that Kayla means "one who has not crossed the stream" or "he or they that have not crossed". This refers to the observance of Shabbat rules among Ethiopian Jews, necessitating the avoidance of activities prohibited on Shabbat.

Kayla (pronounced K-la) is the name of one of the goddesses of Ancient Egypt( [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E0%A4%95%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%B2%E0%A4%BE केला] ).


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