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What does Ayn mean?

Ayn Pronunciation of Ayn [ayn] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ayn is "He (God) has favored me". Ayn is a version of Anne (Hebrew): the English transcription of Hannah.


Ayn has 3 variants: Aine, Anh and Ann.

23 more alternative forms via Anne: Ana, Anci, Anet, Ania, Anka, Anke, Anki, Anna, Anni, Annie, Annis, Annus, Anny, Anona, Anya, Anyu, Asya, Hana, Nan, Nana, Nina, Nona and Oni.

Creative forms:
(female) Aana, Ayna, ..

(male) Aan, Aon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ayn Astrid (A.A.), ..

How popular is Ayn?

Ayn is an unusual given name for women. Ayn is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Ayn (not in Top 2000) are Aine, Ana (#211 via latest list), Ania, Ann (#893), Anna (#44), Anne (#569), Annie (#323), Annis, Anona, Anya (#555), Asya, Hana (#860), Nan, Nana, Nina (#300) and Nona. Other variants, like Anni, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Ayn was at its most widespread in the 1880s (usage of 10.23%) and has become much less since (usage 0.72%, down 93%), with forms like Nona becoming less in vogue. Anna is more widely used than the rest, although Hana appears to be gaining popularity too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ana, Ania, Ann, Anna, Anne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annie, Annis, Anona, Anya, Asya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hana, Nan, Nana, Nina, Nona in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anna, Annie, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ayn is pronounced similarly to Ione, Win, Wyn, Wynn, Wynne and Yann. Other suggested similar names are Aryn, Aya, Cyn, Jyn and Lyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ayn.

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