Meaning and Name Origin
Ayana \a-yana, aya-na\ as a girls' name. Ayana's root is Kiswahili, and the meaning of the name Ayana is "beautiful flower". Ayana is a variation of Ayanna (Kiswahili): also an invented name based on Anna. A somewhat rare birth name for females.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ayana for girls. Ayana was first listed in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #654 in the U.S. in 2001, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ayana and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Ayana listed in the Top 1000 are Aiyana (#845 in 2014), Aiyanna and Ayanna (#896). These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2003 and are now much less widespread, with the versions Aiyana, Ayana and Ayanna becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ayana▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aanya, Agna, Aina, Ana▲, Anaya▲, Anna, Auina, Ioana, Juana▼, Yana and Yoana. Other suggested similar baby names are Adana, Alana▲, Amaia, Amana, Amaya▲, Aryana▲, Ayala, Aydana, Ayn, Dyana, Ryana and Tyana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ayana.