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What does Elayna mean?

Elayna /elay-na/ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Elayna means "sun ray". Elayna is a variant form, with the suffix -yna, of Elaine (Greek): French version of Helen.

Associated with: greek, sun


Elayna has 9 variants: Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elana, Elanna and Elliana.

Elayna has 9 more relations via Elaine: Alayne, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Ellaine, Ellane and Ellayne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Elayra, Elayza, ..

(male) Elaynan, Elayno, ..

How popular is Elayna?

Elayna is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Elayna is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the birth name history of Elayna for girls. Elayna entered the list in 1999 and reached its highest position of #1101 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1113 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Alaina (#190 via latest list), Alayna (#217), Elaina (#281), Elliana (#296), Elaine (#654), Elana (#1361) and Elayne are the popular related forms of Elayna (#1113 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Elayna was common among parents 74 years ago (average #1623) and has remained as widespread to this day (#764, 13.9%), but with the version Elaine becoming somewhat outmoded. Elaine has been the most prevalent, although Alayna seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayna, Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elana, Elayne, Elliana in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Elayna is alike in pronunciation to Alana, Alanah, Aleana, Aleena, Alena, Aleyna, Aliena, Alina, Allynah, Alonna, Alynah, Alyona, Eilena, Elanah, Elanie, Eleana, Eleanna, Eleni, Elona, Ilania, Ilena, Illona, Ilona, Ilonna and Olina. Other suggested similar names are Alaya, Alsyna, Blayne, Delayna, Duayna, Dwayna, Eanna, Edana, Edwyna, Eladia, Elata, Elen, Elene, Elian, Eliane, Elianne, Elin, Eline, Elkana, Ellan, Ellen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellon, Ellyn, Ellyza, Elma, Elmena, Elmina, Elmyra, Elna, Elon, Elvena, Elvina, Elvyra, Elyn, Elynn, Elysa, Elyza, Elzina, Enaya, Etana, Evana, Evanna, Flana, Gayna, Jayna, Julayna, Shayna and Zayna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elayna.