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Gender: Female Meaning of Ayla: "oak tree, or halo, moonlight" Origin of Ayla: Hebrew, or Turkish Ayla's Popularity in 2017: #232

The name Ayla is a girl's name of Hebrew, Turkish origin meaning "oak tree, or halo, moonlight". Ayla is ranked #232 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 "This or That: Name Variations".

From the experts:

Tired of Ava and Isla? Consider Ayla, a more offbeat choice. Its literary reference is the independent and feisty heroine of Jean Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear.

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Famous People Named Ayla

Ayla Marie Kell, American actress
Ayla Marie Brown, American singer
Ayla Schwartz, American actress
Ayla Algan, Turkish actress
Ayla Dikmen, Turkish singer
Ayla Akat Ata, Turkish MP
Ayla Malik, Pakistani politician
Ayla Raza, daughter of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf
Ayla Thornton (b. 2010), daughter of ice hockey player Joe Thornton
Ayla Collins (b. 2015), daughter of late rugby union player Jerry Collins
Chloe Linnea Ayla Greenfield, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Ayla

Ayla, main character in the Clan of the Cave Bear/Earth's Children series by Jean Auel
Ayla Ranzz aka Lightning Lass, character in DC Comics
Princess Ayla, character in video game "Chrono Trigger"
Ayla Belli, mother in video game "Haunting Ground"
"Ayla: The Daughter of War," 2017 Turkish film and its main character
"Ayla," song by The Maccabees
Ayla in scottish means "from a strong and resilient place", in Turkish means "halo around the moon" or simply "moonlight" and in Sanskrit means "light".