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What does Alaya mean?

Alaya [ala-ya] 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.

Associated with: exalted, joyful.


Alaya has 1 variant: Alayah.

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

(male) Alaar, Alama, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Alaya for girls. Alaya entered the list in 2001 and reached its peak rank of #798 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #805. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

The only other prominent varying form of Alaya (#805 from current records) is Alayah (#558 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Alaya is at its peak today (usage of 0.04%). Alaya and Alayah are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alaya, 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.