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What does Ayana mean?

Ayana Pronunciation of Ayana [ayana] as a girls' name has its root in Kiswahili, and the meaning of the name Ayana is "beautiful flower". Ayana is an alternate spelling of Ayanna (Kiswahili).

Associated with: beautiful, flower.


Ayana has 5 variants: Aiyana, Aiyanna, Ayonna, Iana and Ianna.

5 more relations via Ayanna: Aivana, Aivanna, Avana, Avania and Avannia.

Creative forms:
(female) Ayanan, Ayna, ..

(male) Ayara, Ayas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ayana Soraya (A.S.), ..

How popular is Ayana?

Ayana is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2285 out of 4276, Top 53%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ayana was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #654 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #1038 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ayana name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Aiyana (#837 in recent rankings), Aiyanna (#1266) and Ayanna (#1070) are the prominent alternative forms of Ayana (#1038 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Ayana reached the top of their popularity a decade ago (median #718) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1052, 42%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ayana, Aiyana, Aiyanna, Ayanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ayana and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ayana is alike in pronunciation to Aenya, Ainah, Anaya, Anna, Annah, Anni, Anny, Anya, Auina, Eanna, Eena, Ena, Ina, Ioana, Ioanah, Ioanna, Iona, Iynaia, Una, Wanna, Yana, Yanna, Yna, Yoana and Yona. Other suggested similar names are Abina, Adana, Adena, Aghna, Ahava, Alaina, Alana, Alawna, Alayna, Aldana, Allana, Amaia, Amana, Amani, Amaya, Anaca, Anaka, Anani, Anina, Arava, Arina, Aryana, Aryanna, Aya, Ayala, Aydana, Ayn, Azania, Brana, Chana, Ciana, Dana, Dayana, Duana, Dyana, Dylana, Elyana, Etana, Flana, Giana, Ilana, Jeana, Joana, Liana, Mayana, Rayana, Ryana, Seana, Tana and Tyana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ayana.

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