Meaning and Name Origin
Alayna \a-lay-na\ as a girls' name. The meaning of the name Alayna is "precious; sun ray". Alayna is a variation of Alaine (Old German): French feminine form of Alain. Alayna is also a variation of Elaine (Greek).
Alayna▲ has 27 more different forms via Alaine, Elaine: Alane, Alayne, Aleine, Alenne, Aleyne, Allaine, Allayne, Alleen, Alleine, Allena, Allene▼, Alline, Allyn, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Elle▲, Ellie▲, Helaine, Laine, Lainey▲ and Layney.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Alayna for girls. Alayna was first listed in 1991 and reached its peak rank of #202 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #217. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Alayna and associated names. Popular related forms of Alayna (#217 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Ellie (#55 in 2014), Alaina (#190), Elaina (#281), Elliana (#296), Elle (#395), Lainey (#585), Elaine (#654), Allene, Alline and Elayne. Adoption of these girl names is at its highest today, except for the forms Allene and Elaine which have become less fashionable. The most trendy names for newborns here are Elliana (#296), Elaina (#281), Lainey (#585), Ellie (#55) and Alaina (#190), with Ellie going through a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alayna▲ is alike in pronunciation to Alana▲, Alanah, Alani▲, Alanna▲, Alannah, Alawna, Aleana, Aleena▲, Alena▲, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aliana▲, Alianna, Aliena, Alina▲, Allana, Allina, Allona, Allyna, Allynah, Alona, Alonna, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah and Ilana. Other recommended similar baby names are Alamea, Alaya, Allyne, Allynn, Alsyna, Alwyne and Alyne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alayna.