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What does Ayanna mean?

Ayanna \a-yanna, aya(n)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced ay-AHN-ah. It is of Kiswahili origin, and the meaning of Ayanna is "beautiful flower". Also an invented name based on Anna.


Ayanna has 11 variants: Aivana, Aivanna, Aiyana, Aiyanna, Avana, Avania, Avannia, Ayana, Ayonna, Iana and Ianna.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Quiana.

Ayanna has 19 more different forms via Anna: Ana, Ania, Anique, Anja, Ann, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneke, Annemarie, Annet, Annica, Annika, Annmarie, Anoesj, Anouska, Hania and Nani.


Ayanna is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2350 out of 4276, Top 55%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ayanna for girls. Ayanna was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #362 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is presently at #896. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ayanna name in U.S.

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

Popular varying forms of Ayanna (#896 in 2014) are Anna (#34 in 2014), Ana (#222), Annika (#576), Aiyana (#845), Ann (#945), Annalee (#987), Ayana, Quiana, Annamarie, Aiyanna, Annemarie and Annmarie. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in the year 2003 (usage of 0.3235%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1919%, down 40.7%), with versions like Ayanna, Aiyana, Ayana, Ann and Annmarie becoming somewhat outmoded. Ana (#222) and Annika (#576) are two of the more trendy girl names here, with Ana going through a resurgence in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Ayanna and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aiyana, Aiyanna, Ana, Ann, Anna, Annalee, Annamarie, Annemarie, Annika, Annmarie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ayana, Ayanna, Quiana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Annika outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ayanna is pronounced similarly to Aanya, Eanna, Ioanna, Wanna, Yanna and Yoanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Adanna, Alanna, Aryanna, Dyanna, Ryanna and Tyanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ayanna.