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What does Alaya mean?

Alaya \a-la-ya\ as a girls' name. Alaya's roots are Arabic, Hebrew and Basque, and the meaning of the name Alaya is "exalted, sublime; to ascend; joyful". Alaya is a variant of Alaia (Arabic, Hebrew, Basque). Usage of Alaya as a name for newborns is common.


Alaya has 1 variant: Alayah.


Alaya is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#32492 out of 88799, Top 37%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alaya name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alaya and related names. The only other prominent varying form of Alaya (#805 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 is Alayah (#558 the previous year). Adoption of this girl name is at its peak today. Alayah (#558) is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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, 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.