Alayna is a feminine name thought to have been created towards the end of the 20th century in the US. Alayna means “precious” and may come from the name Alana, a Gaelic title birthed from the endearing phrase a leanbh, meaning “child” or “darling.” Alayna may also be inspired by Elaina and Ellen, which mean “shining light” and come from the Greek name Helene. Alayna offers a unique spelling that will make baby stand out in writing, as well as a lyrical pronunciation with repetitive “a” sounds. This contemporary take on two ancient titles will suit an old soul living in today’s modern world.
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