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Gender: Female Meaning of Ayla: "oak tree, or halo, moonlight" Origin of Ayla: Hebrew, or Turkish Ayla's Popularity in 2018: #189

Ayla Origin and Meaning

The name Ayla is a girl's name of Hebrew, Turkish origin meaning "oak tree, or halo, moonlight".

Tired of Ava and Isla? Consider Ayla, a more offbeat choice and a lovely name that means light as well as tree. Its literary reference is the independent and feisty heroine of Jean Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear.

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Rank in US: #189

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Comments

penelope_lynson Says:

2019-07-17T19:48:00

In Turkey, it’s so old fashioned while Alya is super-popular. The youngest Ayla I know is in her 35s!

Skrcsvikr Says:

2018-01-05T23:10:40

It's such a pretty name, but it sounds too much like the icelandic word for vomit for me.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-28T11:36:53

I hear this about other names, too. I feel that some names can be cute on pets, and still sound good on people.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-28T11:34:10

Sweet name

IHughes Says:

2016-11-05T13:19:13

Many people have started using it because of the character in the book Clan of the Cave Bear. My sister in law has a dog with that name and I've seen more dogs with that name, unfortunately I'd never use it because of those reasons

roseofjune Says:

2016-07-08T18:18:15

I think of the reporter Ayla Sayyad from House of Cards! She pronounces it "eye-la"

Anna Calfee Says:

2015-12-26T18:26:16

Actually, it can be pronounced A-la or I-la, equally appopriately.

Ayla Morgan Says:

2015-09-15T14:52:43

I was also named after Clan of the Cave Bear :)

Ayla Morgan Says:

2015-09-15T14:51:14

This is my name too, :) it is pronounced a-lah like kayla without the k. it is how u would say it in Hebrew or Turkish as well as modern day English, (The vowel makes the first letter say its name, Y makes A an A which is fallowed by LA, A-LA) Eye-la is a different name all together spelled aeyla

Ayla in Turkish means "halo of light around the moon". The name also has its roots in old Persian, where it means moonlight, but Ayla's main origin is Hebrew and it means "oak tree."

Alicia1 Says:

2015-01-18T17:15:40

This is my new granddaughters name, Ayla. I like it and most people in our area (Ca.) have not heard of it which is awesome! The few that have heard of it are seniors and they know it with the spelling Ila, I like it as an A name.

Ayla Says:

2014-12-03T06:09:48

This is my name :) my mom named me after the character in Clan of the Cave Bear. Pronounced like Kayla without the k. I do know an "eye-la", spelled aeyla.

madmaddie Says:

2014-11-30T22:51:25

I really want to pronounce it that way, but the technical Hebrew/Turkish way of saying it is just like Isla: eye-la. Still, my brain says a-lah sometimes.

expecting2015 Says:

2014-11-30T22:10:44

I would pronounce it A-LAH. Rhymes with Kayla.

winnie Says:

2014-11-22T21:28:20

i know a girl who spelled her name like this, and she pronounced it ey- la with the ey making the same sound as it does in hey.

Alicia1 Says:

2014-11-19T06:15:28

Same as Isla and Ila, spelled differently. Cute name, nice spelling.

Alicia1 Says:

2014-11-19T06:11:56

Thank you!

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:

2014-11-08T02:25:35

I pronounce it as eye-la

Alicia1 Says:

2014-11-08T01:24:39

How is this pronounced?

arezo Says:

2014-03-01T06:40:17

why does the name "AYLA", not have the origin? it was the city where the first church was ever built! the city was near Dubai. thats the origin.