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What does Shalaya mean?

Shalaya Pronunciation of Shalaya [sha-laya] as a girls' name is of American derivation. Shalaya is a version of Sha- (American).


Shalaya has 1 variant: Shalia.

Shalaya has 32 more relations via Sha-: Shadira, Shadiya, Shaka, Shakila, Shakina, Shakira, Shalaina, Shalaine, Shalana, Shalane, Shalini, Shalisa, Shalita, Shaliza, Shalonda, Shalynn, Shamara, Shameka, Shamika, Shanay, Shanika, Shanita, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharana, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharayah, Sharaye, Sharina, Sharita and Shawna.

Creative forms:
(female) Shalala, Sharlaya, ..

(male) Shala, Shalase, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shalaya Lainey (S.L.), ..

How popular is Shalaya?

Shalaya is an unusual given name for females. Shalaya is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shakila, Shakira, Shalonda, Shameka, Shamika, Shanay, Shanika, Shanita, Sharae, Sharita and Shawna are the prominent varying forms of Shalaya (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Shalaya was well-received among parents 35 years ago (adoption of 0.1%), but now, versions such as Shameka have become less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakila, Shakira, Shalonda, Shameka, Shamika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanay, Shanika, Shanita, Sharae, Sharita, Shawna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shalaya and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shalaya is alike in pronunciation to Chalia, Shaela, Shaila, Shailagh, Shalee, Shayla, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Shella, Shelly, Shila, Shilah, Shilea, Shilla, Shula, Shyla and Shylah. Other suggested similar names are Aaliya, Alaya, Amalya, Daliya, Ghaliya, Janaya, Lalya, Rhaya, Sacoya, Safiya, Salama, Salcia, Salima, Sally, Savana, Shadai, Shadya, Shahsta (see Shasta), Shaina, Shalamar, Shalemar, Shalena, Shalene, Shalina, Shalome, Shalva, Shanda, Shandra, Shaneyka, Shanta, Shantoya, Sharan, Sharday, Sharlana (see Sharlene), Sharyl, Shasta, Shauna, Shaunda, Shaunta, Shavaun, Shay, Shaya, Shayana, Shaye, Sheray, Sheraya, Siliya, Silkya, Silliya (see Silja), Silya, Tallya, Thalya and Zhanaya (see Zhane). These names tend to be more frequently used than Shalaya.

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