Ayanna is a multicultural baby name with a refined feeling. It likely dates back to ancient African and Arabic cultures. Ayanna was popular in the early twenty-first century, but it is no longer on the top 1,000 list. As of 2021, Ayanna is number 2,136 for girls.

Meaning of the name Ayanna:

Arabic: large eyes
African: beautiful flower, time

Origin of the name Ayanna:

The baby name Ayanna is an alternative spelling to the original Ayana. It has multicultural origins, with many individuals unsure of where it originated. Ayanna has a history in African and Arabic cultures since classical times.

Symbolism of the name Ayanna:

The baby name Ayanna has multiple meanings. It is a multicultural option that comes from a couple of different regions of the world. In Arabic, it likely means “large eyes.” In African traditions, it translates to “time” or “beautiful flower.”

Style of the name Ayanna:


Gender of the name Ayanna:

Ayanna is a refined name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Ayanna:

ie-AHN-uh or ay-AHN-ah

Number of syllables in the name Ayanna:


Emotion evoked from the name Ayanna:

The baby name Ayanna is a refined and noble option. It is regal and beautiful.

Alternative spellings for the name Ayanna:

  • Ayana
  • Ayanah
  • Ayannah
  • Aiyana 
  • Aiyanna
  • Aiyanah
  • Aiyannah

Nicknames for the name Ayanna:

  • Ay
  • Aya
  • Yanna
  • Yannie
  • Yanni
  • Yaya
  • Nanna

Popularity of the name Ayanna:

Ayanna first became a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1971 at rank 754. It left in 1977, coming back to the Social Security Popularity Index in 1992 at number 930. Ayanna was last a top 1,000 name in 2014 at rank 898.

Related names for the name Ayanna:

Great middle names for Ayanna and their meanings:

  • Colette (people of victory)
  • Estelle (star)
  • Jocelyn (member of the Gauts tribe)
  • Lenore (light)
  • Brielle (God is my strength)
  • Marisol (Mary of solitude)
  • Cecile (blind)
  • Blanche (white, pure)

Famous people with the name Ayanna:

  • Ayanna Howard (roboticist)
  • Ayanna Pressley (politician from Massachusetts)
  • Ayanna Alexander (triple jumper)
  • Ayanna Hutchinson (triple jumper)
  • Ayanna Oliva (singer from The Kitty Girls)
  • Ayanna Mackins (reality TV star, “Road Rules”)

Ayannas in popular culture:

  • Ayanna Jackson (character from “The Good Girl”)