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What does Ayla mean?

Ayla /ay-la/ 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.

Associated with: deer, literary, heroine, clan (surname).


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

(male) Ayas, Ayle, ..

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)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Ayla for girls. Ayla entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #250 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #277 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Ayla is alike in pronunciation to Aaliya, Ailey, Ailie, Ailli, Alaia, Aleah, Aleea, Aley, Alia, Alie, Allia, Ally, Alya, Eila, Eilah, Elia, Elli, Elly, Huela, Illia, Olla, Ula, Ulli, Willa and Yola. Other suggested similar names are Abila, Abra, Ada, Adia, Al, Alfa, Alle, Allta, Alta, Alyda, Alyza, Anela, Ania, Anya, Ara, Arda, Arla, Arya, Asha, Asia, Aura, Aya, Ayda, Ayisa, Aylin, Aysha, Ayva, Azia, Beyla, Byla, Cala, Cayla, Cela, Dela, Hala, Jola, Kyla, Lela, Lila, Lola, Lyla, Myla, Nela, Nola, Nyla, Orla, Tayla, Tyla, Vala and Xyla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ayla.