Nala meaning ‘Gift’
As Simba’s childhood friend and eventual wife, her Swahili name is very fitting. Along with Rafiki, she helped Simba find the courage to return to his home and reclaim the throne. She gave him both the gift of friendship and love in the film.
Nala is the deuteragonist of the Lion King franchise. She is Simba’s wife, Kopa and Kiara’s mother, Sarafina’s daughter, and the Queen of Pride Rock. She is voiced by Moira Kelly