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What does Alaia mean?

Alaia Pronunciation of Alaia [ala-ia] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAY-ah. It is of Arabic, Hebrew and Basque origin, and the meaning of Alaia is "exalted, sublime; to ascend; joyful".

Associated with: arabic, exalted, joyful.


Alaia has 2 variants: Alaya and Alayah.

Creative forms:
(female) Alaie, Alata, ..

(male) Alaiz, Alao, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alaia Mariela (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alaia?

Alaia is a rare first name for females. Alaia is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Alaia entered the list in 2015 and reached its top rank of #664 in the U.S. then. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alaia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alaia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Alayah (#571 in recent rankings) and Alaya (#725) are the prominent related forms of Alaia (#664 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Alaia were at the height of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 0.06%). Alaya has been the most prominent, though Alayah is currently more frequently used.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alaia, Alaya, Alayah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alaia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alaia is alike in pronunciation to Aila, Aili, Ailie, Ailli, Ala, Alah, Ali, Aliah, Alie, Aliyah, Alla, Alley, Allia, Allie, Ally, Aloe, Ayala, Ela, Eli, Ella, Ellia, Eulia, Olla, Ulla and Yulia. Other recommended names are Acacia, Acadia, Adala, Adara, Aglaia, Alaida, Alaina, Alaine, Alair, Alaisa, Alala, Alana, Alanis, Alanza, Alaula, Alba, Albia, Albina, Alda, Alena, Aletia, Alexia, Alica, Alicia, Alida, Alima, Alina, Alisa, Allana, Allda, Allina, Almida, Almina, Aloha, Aloisa, Alona, Alta, Althaia, Alva, Alysa, Alzina, Amaia, Amata, Amaya, Anafa, Anaka, Aria, Auria, Elvia and Flavia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alaia.

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