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What does Ayana mean?

Ayana /ay-ana/ as a girls' name. Ayana's root is Kiswahili, and the meaning of the name Ayana is "beautiful flower". Ayana is an alternate spelling of Ayanna (Kiswahili).


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

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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Anana, Ayna, ..

(male) Ayara, Ayas, ..

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)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ayana for girls. Ayana was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #654 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #1029 currently. (2014 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.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ayana and associated names. Aiyana (#845 in recent rankings), Aiyanna (#1339) and Ayanna (#896) are the prominent alternative forms of Ayana (#1029 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Ayana reached the top of their popularity less than a decade ago (median #718) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1027, 39%). Ayanna is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Aiyana is currently the most fashionable.

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, Aryana, Aryanna, Aya, Ayala, Aydana, Ayn, Azania, Brana, Chana, Ciana, Dana, Dwana, Dyana, Dyna, Elana, Elyana, Fyona, Gana, Ilana, Jana, Joana, Liana, Lynna, Osana, Rana, Rayana, Ryana, Seana, Tana and Tyana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ayana.