deer or gazelle
Pronounced AY-lah, the name comes from the boys' name Elah. It has a charming, feminine connotation (thanks to its meaning “deer” or “gazelle”) and the “la” suffix. Ayla came on the American radar in the late 1980s, after “The Clan of the Cave Bear” movie featured a character named Ayla. There are a lot of similar-sounding names with one-letter differences, such as Kayla, Layla and Jayla, but if you want to stick to the basics, go with Ayla.
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