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What does Ayala mean?

Ayala /ay-ala/ as a girls' name is pronounced ay-AL-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ayala is "deer or gazelle". The name of a 17th-century Spanish saint.

Associated with: deer, 17th century, saint


Ayala has 1 variant: Ayla.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Arala, Ayaloe, ..

(male) Ayalao, Ayama, ..

How popular is Ayala?

Ayala is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#449 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

The only popular variation form of Ayala (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Ayla (#277 in 2014). Adoption of this relation of Ayala reached its highest 2 years ago (#250) and is almost as widespread today (#277, down 12.5%). Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Ayala and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ayla in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Ayala is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Aila, Ala, Alah, Alais, Alaya, Alayah, Ali, Alia, Alla, Alli, Allia, Ally, Alya, Eila, Ella, Huela, Ila, Illa, Iola, Ola, Olla, Ulla, Yola and Yula. Other suggested similar names are Adala, Adali, Adalia, Adana, Adara, Addala, Adela, Adila, Ahava, Alala, Alana, Amada, Amahla, Amaia, Amala, Amaly, Anaca, Anafa, Analia, Anaya, Arela, Aryana, Ashla, Atalia, Atara, Avana, Avila, Ayana, Ayanna, Ayda, Ayisa, Aysha, Azalea, Byla, Cala, Fiala, Gala, Hala, Kaala, Kala, Keala, Lala, Lyla, Mykala, Myla, Myrla, Nuala, Nyla, Tyla and Vala. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ayala.