Ayla - girls name

Ayla name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Ayla name meaning:

The name Ayla is of Turkish origin and holds multiple meanings across different cultures. In Turkish, Ayla means "moonlight" or "halo of light." This portrays a sense of illumination and radiance associated with the name. In Hebrew, Ayla means "oak tree." The oak is a symbol of strength, endurance, and stability, suggesting that individuals named Ayla may possess these qualities.

The name Ayla gained popularity due to the Turkish author Ay┼če Kulin's novel "Ayla: The Daughter of War," which tells the story of a Turkish soldier who finds and adopts a young Korean girl during the Korean War. The character Ayla in the book represents hope, resilience, and love. Consequently, the name Ayla has become associated with these attributes. It also resonates with parents who appreciate its simplicity and beauty.

Overall, the name Ayla carries meanings of light, strength, and hope. Whether inspired by the Turkish roots or the literary references, Ayla is a name that exudes positivity and charm.

Origin: Hebrew

Oak tree.

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Overall UK ranking: 67 out of 5581

793 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (43)
  • Wales (55)
  • England (67)

Historical popularity of Ayla

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