The name Ayala is a girl's name meaning "doe, gazelle". Ayala and is often added to lists like Sci-Fi Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".
From the experts:
This animal-themed name is among the most popular for girls in contemporary Israel. Parents who want to move beyond the mega-popular Aliyah and sisters might want to consider Ayala. The male form is Ayal.