Alayna is a name with a convoluted history. It seems to be a made-up name first popping up in the United States around the end of the 20th century. There is speculation that it is a variant of Elaine and Ellen which are anglicized versions of the Greek name Helen. Regardless of why you choose Alayna as a name, it is still quite unique and fun. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.
Meaning of the name Alayna:
English: Little rock
Greek: Bright, torch, light
Gaelic: O child
Origin of the name Alayna:
English. The origin of Alayna is not completely clear. In the United States it appears to have been created in the late 20th century. It may have also originated from an old Gaelic term of endearment “a leanbh” which translates to ‘O child’.
Symbolism of the name Alayna:
Alayna symbolizes the preciousness of a new child. The joy of life having been created.
Style of the name Alayna:
Gender of the name Alayna:
Alayna is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Alayna:
Syllables in the name Alayna:
Emotion evoked from the name Alayna:
The name Alayna evokes a feeling of joy, harmony, and romance.
Alternative spellings for the name Alayna:
Nicknames for the name Alayna:
Ali, Lana, Layna, Lanie, Laney, Lany, Lala.
Popularity of the name Alayna:
According to the Social Security Administration index, Alayna was ranked as the 247th most popular girl name in 2020. It has been in the top 300 most popular names since 2005.
Related names for the name Alayna:
Alena, Aleyna, Aleena, Allana, Alana
Great middle names for Alayna and their meanings:
- Belle (beautiful)
- Dream (unconscious vision or thought)
- Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
- Hope (desire to be)
- Prue (caution, discretion)
- Skye (Isle of Skye)
Famous people with the name Alayna:
- Alayna Westcom (Miss Vermont 2015)
- Alayna Ng (ballerina)
- Alayna Messer (radio producer)
- Alayna Diamond (actress)
- Alayna Dior (actress)
Alayna in movies/pop culture:
There are no significant results for Alayna in movies or pop culture as of yet.