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Gender: Female Meaning of Alaya: "dwelling, abode" Origin of Alaya: Sanskrit Alaya's Popularity in 2017: #661

The name Alaya is a girl's name meaning "dwelling, abode". Alaya is ranked #661 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Alaya

Alaya Dawn Johnson, American novelist
Alaya Brigui, Tunisian male footballer
Alaya Renee Morales (b. 2017), daughter of youtubers Kyra Sivertson & Oscar Morales

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