Gailya has generally been given to girls. It is of Greek origin and a derivative of the East Slavic, German, and Russian name Galina. Gailya is a feminine version of the name Galen. Quite a popular name in France and Russia, the meaning of Gailya is 'healer'. Its meaning can also be perceived as calm, serene, or peaceful. According to Greek mythology, Galene was the goddess of calm seas and one of the Nereid mermaids. One of the notable persons named Gailya was Gailya Wasylik, who served as the president of the Downtown Curling Club in 1998, which hosted the World Curling Championships.