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What does Alaya mean?

Alaya Pronunciation of Alaya [alaya] as a girls' name has the meaning "exalted, sublime; to ascend; joyful". Alaya is a variant form of Alaia (Arabic, Hebrew, Basque).

Associated with: exalted, joyful.


Alaya has 1 variant: Alayah.

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

(male) Alaar, Alama, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alaya Elaine (A.E.), ..

How popular is Alaya?

Alaya is an unusual first name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alaya entered the list in 2001 and reached its peak rank of #725 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Alaya (#725 from current records) are Alaia (#664 from current records) and Alayah (#571). Adoption of these forms of Alaya is at its peak today (usage of 0.06%). Alaia, Alaya and Alayah are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Alaya is pronounced similarly to Aaliya, Aaliyah, Aalya, Ala, Alais, Aleah, Aleeyah, Aliah, Aliyah, Aliye, Alla, Alli, Alliah, Allie, Ally, Ayala, Elah, Ella, Elly, Illia, Ola, Olia, Ula, Ulla and Yuliya. Other recommended names are Adala, Agata, Aglaia, Alaisa, Alala, Alamea, Alana, Alane, Alaula, Alawna, Alayna, Alayne, Alaynna, Alby, Aldea, Aleana, Aleda, Aleka, Alena, Alexa, Aleyna, Alfa, Aliana, Alina, Allana, Allda, Allyna, Allysa, Alma, Almyra, Aloha, Alva, Alwyna, Amaia, Amaya, Amiya, Amya, Anaca, Anaka, Anaya, Arava, Arlana, Arya, Ayana, Blasya (see Blasia), Enaya, Inaya, Maya, Raya and Rhaya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alaya.

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