Alaya - girls name

Alaya name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Alaya name meaning:

The name Alaya is of Sanskrit origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation is that it means "exalted" or "highly praised" in Sanskrit. It can also be derived from the word "alaya-vijnana," which refers to the storehouse consciousness in Buddhism. This concept suggests that all experiences, actions, and thoughts are stored and carried forward from one lifetime to another. Therefore, the name Alaya can symbolize the idea of continuous growth, learning, and spiritual connection.

Additionally, Alaya can be associated with strength and empowerment. It is a name that embodies a sense of confidence and individuality. Girls named Alaya are often seen as independent and determined individuals who are not afraid to pursue their goals. The name holds a sense of uniqueness and elegance, making it a beautiful choice for a baby girl.


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Overall UK ranking: 280 out of 5581

169 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (316)

Historical popularity of Alaya

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