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

The name Ayelet is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "deer, gazelle". Ayelet and discussed in our forums with posts like "Namebank CAF -- Haaretz Edition (7 or more children.)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Ayelet

Ayelet Waldman, writer

Pop Culture References for the name Ayelet

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