Gender: Female Pronunciation: eye-YELL-it or EYE-leht Meaning of Ayelet: "deer, gazelle" Origin of Ayelet: Hebrew

Ayelet Origin and Meaning

The name Ayelet is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "deer, gazelle".

Ayelet is an unusual -- and somewhat challenging -- Israeli name familiar thanks to sometimes controversial Jerusalem-born novelist-essayist Ayelet Waldman.

Well used in Israel, the name was taken from the phrase 'ayelet hashachar', meaning 'gazelle of dawn', the morning star.

Other related Hebrew choices with the same meaning are Aya and Ayala.

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Loli Says:


I am an Israeli and the right pronunciation is: Aa - Yeh - Leht.

autumnreverie Says:


Pronounced that way it sounds like eyelid.

autumnreverie Says:


I've been pronouncing it as eye-uh-let.

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RoddyThlayli Says:


Beautiful! Awesome meaning as well.

snowsbeloved Says:


So pretty!! I like the EYE-leht pronunciation...sounds like Violet but gentler and more exotic and less trendy.