The name Alaia is a girl's name meaning "joyful, happy". Alaia is ranked #636 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Alaia, a fast riser in the US, sounds just like several other popular stylish names, many of them with different origins and meanings. There's Arabic Aaliyah, like the late singer, and the Hebrew Aliya and the Sanskrit Alaya. Azzedine Alaia is a high-fashion Parisian designer of Tunisian origin.