US Popularity:662
Meaning:Precious; Child; Darling; Shining light; Awakening; Rising
Alayna is a feminine name thought to have been created towards the end of the 20th century in the US. With its Hawaiian roots, Alayna means “precious,” "awakening," and "rising." It 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.

Alayna Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Alayna is currently #837 on The Bump
Girl:Alayna is currently #622 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Alayna is currently #662 in U.S. births
Girl:Alayna is currently #315 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 42
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lanksy, pg. 71

  • Behind the Name, Alayna, October 2012

  • WordSense, Alanna

  • WordSense, alanna

  • WordSense, leanbh

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Ellen, October 2017

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Helen, June 2019

  • Ulukau, Hawaiian Dictionaries, precious

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