What does Alaya mean?
Alaya /ala-ya/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name has the meaning "exalted, sublime; to ascend; joyful". Alaya is a variant form of Alaia (Arabic, Hebrew, Basque) with the suffix -ya.
Alaya has 1 variant: Alayah▲.Kreatif forms: Alata. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Alaya for girls. Alaya entered the list in 2009 and reached its peak rank of #798 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #805. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
The only other prominent varying form of Alaya (#805 the previous year) is Alayah (#558 the previous year). Adoption of these girl names is at its peak today (usage of 0.3185%). Alayah (#558) is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this compilation. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alaya and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Alaya is pronounced similarly to Aaliya, Aalya, Ala, Alah, Alais, Alea, Aleea, Aley, Alia▲, Aliya▼, Aliyah▲, Aliye, Alla, Allia, Ally▼, Alya and Ayala. Other recommended similar baby names are Alala, Alana▲, Alayna▲, Aloha, Amaya▲ and Anaya▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alaya.