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Aylin may feel like a trendy modern American baby name, but it's actually a traditional Turkish given name for girls. However, because it sounds like many trendy modern American names, it's become quite popular in English-speaking cultures since the late 1990s. The name offers some cool symbolism, and it pairs well with both classic and modern middle names.

Meaning of the name Aylin:

Turkish: Moon halo, light around the moon

Origin of the name Aylin:

Aylin is a Turkish name that means “moon halo” or “light around the moon.” It's also popular in some Spanish cultures.

Symbolism of the name Aylin:

Because Aylin is closely associated with the moon, many people may find symbolism there. The moon is often thought of as a symbol of feminism, eternal life and the rhythm of time in various cultures. The name could also be a symbol of light.

Style of the name Aylin:

Traditional

Gender of the name Aylin:

Aylin is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Aylin:

EYE-lin

Number of syllables in the name Aylin:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Aylin:

The baby name Aylin evokes images of someone who is spiritual and creative.

Alternative spellings for the name Aylin:

  • Aelyn
  • Ailyn 
  • Ailynn
  • Aylinn
  • Aelynn

Nicknames for the name Aylin:

Popularity of the name Aylin:

According to the Social Security Administration, Aylin has been a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States since 1997, and it's growing in popularity. It last ranked at number 387 in 2020.

Related names for the name Aylin:

Great middle names for Aylin and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Aylin:

  • Aylin Aslım (singer and actress)
  • Aylin Kösetürk (model)
  • Aylin Yaren (soccer player)
  • Aylín Mújica (actress, model, and dancer)
  • Aylin Tezel (actress)
  • Aylin Nazlıaka (politician and businesswoman)

Aylins in popular culture:

  • Aylin Hennessey (character in the book “Agent”)