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What does Ayala mean?

Ayala Pronunciation of 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Arala, Ayalan, ..

(male) Ayalao, Ayama, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ayala Aleah (A.A.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. The only popular variation form of Ayala (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Ayla (#265 in 2015). Adoption of this relation of Ayala reached its highest 3 years ago (#250) and has remained as widespread to this day (#265, down 6.9%). (2015 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.

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