Ayla Name Meaning & Origin

Ayla

Pronunciation: AY-lə (key)

Origin of the name Ayla:

Variant of the Hebrew Eilah (oak tree). Var: Eilah, Eila, Ela, Elah, Eyla.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Ayla

Aylie,
Lali,
La-la,
Aylaroo (like Kangaroo.)
Ayla-Bug,
Ayla-boo
Ay

Meanings and history of the name Ayla

Variant transcription of ELAH.

Means "moonlight, halo" in Turkish.

Created for the novel 'Clan of the Cave Bear' (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.

Short form of names containing the Germanic name element agil "edge (of a sword)".

Famous real-life people named Ayla

Ayla Kell (born 1990), American actress
Ayla Brown (born 1988), American singer
Güliz Ayla, Turkish singer
Ayla Çelik, Turkish singer

Ayla in song, story & screen

Ayla is the main character in the Earth's Children book series by Jean M. Auel

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