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What does Alayna mean?

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, with the suffix -yna, of Alaine (Old German): French feminine variant of Alain. Alayna is also a variation of Elaine (Greek): in the King Arthur myths.


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

Alayna has 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.

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

(male) Alaynan, Alayno, ..

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)


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

Shown below is the baby name history of Alayna for girls. 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 #217. (2014 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.

Popular related forms of Alayna (#217 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Alaina (#190 in recent rankings), Elaina (#281), Elliana (#296), Elaine (#654), Elayna (#1113), Elana (#1361), 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 is almost as conventional today (usage 0.37%, down 15%), but with forms like Allene falling out of fashion. Alaina, Elaina, Elliana 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.