Ayla: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ayla | Girls
Origin of the name Ayla:
Variant of the Hebrew Eilah (oak tree). Var: Eilah, Eila, Ela, Elah, Eyla.
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- Comments and insights on the name Ayla: | Edit
My 6 year old is named Ayla, and she often gets her name mispronounced as EYE-LA. It's pronounced exactly as it's spelled: AY-LA. I don't know why so many people mess it up.
I love this name!!! My mom was going to name me Ayla. I'm 21, and I wish she did. I love the name and have it picked for my girl.
My 3 year old is named Ayla. When someone asks her name, because she says it fast and low with her baby talk voice, they think she says "Ella." If I tell them her name, they think Kayla. Otherwise, once people learn how to really pronounce it, they love it. :)
- Personal experiences with the name Ayla: | Edit
Hello, I am 19 and my name is Ayla. My mom always said if she had a baby girl she would name her Ayla because of that book, also. And yes, I have the problem with everyone pronouncing it wrong like eye-la, too. It happens all the time. But I love my name and I would never change it. I love it because it is so unique!!!
Ayla Jane was named after my grandmother, Anna Jane. I read the Earth's children series when I was young and re-read it while I was pregnant with her. It goes well with her personality because she is strong willed and was born with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her siblings are Ember and Ryder.
- Nicknames for Ayla: | Edit
Aylie, La-la, Aylaroo (like Kangaroo.)
- Meanings and history of the name Ayla: | Edit
The meaning of the name Ayla is "oak tree."
The origin of the name Ayla is Hebrew.
Notes: Ayla, heroine in the "Clan of the Cave Bear" novels by Jean Auel, most likely after her surname...also a Turkish name meaning "moon glow"
- Famous real-life people named Ayla: | Edit
Ayla Kell (born 1990), American actress
Ayla Brown (born 1988), American singer
- Ayla in song, story & screen: | Edit
Ayla is the main character in the Earth's Children book series by Jean M. Auel
Global Popularity of the Name Ayla
- #98 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #158 in Canada (Alberta)
- #285 in Scotland
- #406 in United States
- #470 in Norway