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.
(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)
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 #223. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.