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)
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)
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.