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Gender: F Meaning of Alaya: "dwelling, abode" Origin of Alaya: Sanskrit Alaya's Popularity in 2015: #725

Alaya has connections as a Buddhist term, and it could be a creative coinage, based on similarities to names like Alayna and Layla. In Buddhism, Alaya refers to the base consciousness—all of our memories, ideas, and desires. It's a lofty concept, and an attractive name, slowly on the rise since entering the US Top 1000 in 2009.

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