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What does Alayna mean?

Alayna Pronunciation of Alayna [alay-na] as a girls' name is of Old German and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Alayna is "precious; sun ray". Alayna is an alternate spelling of Alaine (Old German): French feminine variant of Alain. Alayna is also a variation of Elaine (Greek): in the King Arthur myths.

Associated with: greek, precious, sun.


Alayna has 10 variants: Alaina, Alaynna, Elaina, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elana, Elanna, Elayna and Elliana.

17 more different relations via Alaine, Elaine: Alane, Alayne, Aleine, Alenne, Aleyne, Allaine, Allayne, Allena, Allene, Alline, Allyn, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elayne and Ellayne.

Creative forms:
(female) Alayana, Alayma, ..

(male) Alaynan, Alayno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alayna Giuliana (A.G.), ..

How popular is Alayna?

Alayna is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3997 out of 4276, Top 93%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alayna was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #202 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #223. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Alayna (#223 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Alaina (#176 in recent rankings), Elaina (#291), Elliana (#302), Elaine (#673), Elayna (#1223), Elana (#1522), Elayne, Allyn, Alane, Allena, Allene and Alline. Other forms, like Alaynna, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Alayna reached its highest during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.43%) and has remained as conventional to this day (usage 0.38%, down 13%), but with forms like Allene falling out of fashion. Alaina, Elliana, Elaina and Alayna are four of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alayna, Alaina, Alane, Allena, Allene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alline, Allyn, Elaina, Elaine, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayna, Elayne, Elliana in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alayna is alike in pronunciation to Alani, Alanna, Alawna, Aleana, Aleena, Aleyna, Aleynah, Allana, Allona, Allynah, Alwinna, Elianna, Ellena, Ellona, Ilana, Ileana, Ilena, Illona, Ilona, Oleana, Olena, Olianna, Olina, Ulani and Yllona. Other recommended names are Ailyn, Alaia, Alaida, Alaisa, Alamea, Alanza, Alaqua, Alaula, Alaya, Alaysia, Albina, Alcina, Aldana, Aldona, Aldyne, Aleen, Alima, Aliya, Allyne, Allynne, Alma, Almina, Almyra, Aloma, Alsina, Alsyna, Aluma, Alvena, Alvina, Alwyne, Alyda, Alynne, Alyza, Alzena, Alzina, Amalyna (see Amelia), Amana, Avana, Ayanna, Duayna, Flana, Gayna, Irayna, Jalayna, Jayna, Julayna, Rayna, Shayna, Telayna and Zayna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alayna.

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