What does Ayla mean?
Ayla /ay-la/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced AY-lah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ayla is "deer or gazelle". Variant of Ayala. Literary: Ayla is the heroine of Jean Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear" series.
VariationsKreatif forms: Auayla, Aula, Aylaau. [more]
How popular is Ayla?
Ayla is an uncommon given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ayla for girls. Ayla entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #250 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #277 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ayla▲ is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Aila, Aili, Ala, Alah, Alea, Ali▼, Alia▲, Alla, Alli, Allia, Ally▼, Alya, Eila, Ela, Ella▲, Eula▼, Ila▼, Illa, Iola▼, Ola▼, Olla, Oula, Ula, Ulla, Yola and Yula. Other suggested similar baby names are Al, Alle, Arla, Aya, Ayda, Ayva, Byla, Kyla▲, Lyla▲, Myla▲, Nyla▲, Tyla and Xyla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ayla.