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  • Records indicate that 11,926 girls in the United States have been named Ayla since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,284 people in the U.S. were given the name Ayla. Those people are now 7 years old.

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      72 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Ayla, and people often pronounce it I-luh instead of A-luh, and they also sometimes spell it Alya, which is funny because I'm just like, "Alya is my name backwards!!"" Oct. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Ayla and my parents named me after the book Clain Of The Cave bears and people missay my name a lot and I don?t really like it so I have to tell them is Kayla but with out the K but I abosutly love my name and now it seems like theirs a lot of Ayla?s popping up now which is crazy but aweosme at the same time" Oct. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "A lot of people pronounce and spell Ayla wrong.my name is Ayla marks" Aug. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Ayla, and she is now 4 and we couldn't be happier with our choice. We pronounce it Ay-la like Kayla without a K, and she does get called Isla (eye-la) on occasion but we have a friend that just named her baby Isla and that is the spelling I am familiar with for that pronunciation. Both names are beautiful so it's ok, and I have even taught my daughter to graciously correct them, but it doesn't seem to bother her. People then usually comment what a beautiful name it is. We hadn't heard of clan of the cave bear until after we named it, and I loved it even more after reading the book!! If you're considering naming your child Ayla I highly recommend it. And we have only met one other Ayla ever so I love how unique yet simple it is!!" Apr. 7, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla and people even teachers say it as Ila which I do not get." Feb. 9, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla, and I love it. I was named after The Clan of the Cave Bears. I'm so used to people mispronouncing my name, that other people in my school correct the subs. I am trying to gather all of the people that were named after Ayla from The Clan of the Cave bears. I am in contact with Jean Auel (author of the clan of the cave bears). My email is sweetayla77@gmail.com Thank you!" Dec. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Ayla Rain. I read the Jean M. Auel books when I was pregnant and loved how the character Ayla always overcame obstacles and was so strong. She is 23 now, 5'9" tall with long wavy blonde hair and big blue eyes. Her great grand mothers thought I named her after them "Lorraine"... Ayla Rain" Dec. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I so so sooo love this name. :) and also my name is Ayla, and I couldn't be more proud. My mum give me that name after Jean M. Auel's books. She read all the parts in a week if I remember right. She told me. Ayla is a unique name, and I also experience little trouble with other people pronoucing it, but I don't mind, I correct them. I would never change my name." Oct. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Ayla("A-luh") in 2006, which was inspired by the American Idol singer "Ayla Brown". When we saw our daughter on the 3D/4D ultrasound, she was making a motion with her hand like she was shooting a basket and the singer was a college basketball player. My husband remarked "look a little Ayla" and the name just stuck. She is a beautiful, strong, energetic and artistic little girl, our princess Ayla :)" Apr. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter name ayla I think it is beautiful just like her she is 1 in 23 days,l ever one comments on it to as been pretty just like her and how thy have never heard off it ! I love the meaning of aylas name and hope she grows up to love it jst as much as we do! I would t change it for the world we haven't heard of a other ayla wich I love" Apr. 30, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughters name is Ayla. :) I really thought this over for many years what I would name my daughter before she was born. I think many girls names that have A's and Y's, L's are very pretty when written out in nice hand writing. :) Also I like alot of girls names that end with an A. :) It kinda is like Anna.There's many Anna's. Ayla Im surprised has'nt been used that much, but from what Iv read about this name, it gos way back to Hebrew times. I think this name is way more beautiful and taken forgranted because of the movies they were placed in. When I picture Ayla, I see a beautiful woman, girl and baby. My little girl is very beautiful, she's part japanese and caucsian, with this long beautiful dark hair, she had rosy cheaks when she was born. :) Ayla just fit her like a beautiful flower. :)" Mar. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla and have only met one other one when i was 5. It doesn't bother me when people mispronounce my name. i just laugh and walk away." Feb. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Ayla as well and yes im Turkish. People do have troubles with spelling it and pronouncing it. I dont like how Americans make my name sound like. Its pronounced as Eye-laa not Eilla or anything like that. I have been living in the US for 2 years and people sometimes do mispronounce or misspell my name. I really love it and it means moonlight/the keeper of the moon. I love it!" Nov. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Same here! I'm only in comprehensive school but my name's Ayla and I wouldn't change it for anything. Whenever we have supply teachers they all call me Isla and it really annoys me. BE PROUD OF YOUR NAME AND WHO YOU ARE THOUGH." Jul. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla I was named after the clan of the cave bears too I hate when people Misprounce my name it drives me nuts" Mar. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love love love my name although some people do say it wrong. It's Eye-la. Even if it seems obvious to those who say it as Ay-la, that it shouldn't be too hard to pronounce, I understand but that's not how my name is said now is it? I think the other ways of saying Ayla are just as beautiful though. I have never met another Ayla before, but I sure would like too. I think my name is unique and gives me an identity and I just love the meaning." Dec. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love reading how all the other aylas are having to deal with the same things I deal with daily. I also love reading how people say it's like kayla without the k. everytime I do that I ended getting called kayla because they seem to think that my mom would name me kayla and spell it ayla to be "unique". i swear, people are so dumb. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 6 months ago and named her Ainsley. I couldn't give her a normal name when my names so unique. what did all you other aylas name your children?" Nov. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always say my name wrong its spelt ayla i love my name it stands for beautiful oak tree... im 14 and proud to have the name :}" Apr. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla and I was named after "Clan of the Cave Bear" people call me eye la and e la.It's so fustrating." Mar. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "That is my name too. And i spell it Ayla. But people call me Eli for fun but i dont like that name i love my name my name is Ayla and i will never change it." Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI!! OMg i love reading the coments that u guys said about ayla.....i love my name and whenever some1 figures out my name theres usually a compliment like "Ayla is a beautifull and inique name and i agree" Its also very fascinating that allot of the people that has the name Ayla came from Jean Auel's books my name also came rom her and i love her cause i love my name so much it make feel very unique..........in all my life i've only met a person with a name like mine...... and 1 day i just thought that im probly the only person with the name Ayla and i loved that IM so glad that the people who has names like Ayla think its a beautifull name because it is. When i pronounce my name its like A-Lah" Jan. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I can't believe people with my name have had the same experiences as I have! Haha. I get called so many different things as well... Kayla, Alah, Eilah, Ilah, Mkayla and whatever people like to make up! Haha. I also do that whole "It's pronounced how it looks" or "Common! It's easy! Ayla... A...LAH!". I've also gotten people saying A for Ayla and my manager sings the umbrella song with my name. "Under my umbrella... ayla...ayla..ayla...AY! AY!" Haha!" Nov. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a girl named Ayla & everyone thinks it is really cute & no one gets her name wrong. She is actually from Turkey but, she lives in the US now. I think it's funny when she gets an A in class & people say "A" for Ayla whoo hoo. Something like that." Oct. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! I'm Aylua Lenora, Kayla without the K and no one ever gets my name right first try. My mommy actually never read those books or played the game. She came up with my name when she was 14 years old :)" Sep. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have lived all over the world and have only known 4 Ayla's. I love my name I have come not to care people that is takes 9weeks for teachers to say my name right. Ilah Elah Awah Alah It is A-lah not hard people come onnnn. Ayla is an old name meaning oak tree or moonlight." Aug. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Ayla! My brother asked my mom if I could be named Ayla because of the movie. Alot of people do pronounce it wrong. I just still can't understand why. Its not even hard. But I always LOVE LOVE correcting them until they get it right. But I always get compliments on how beautiful it the name actually is." Jun. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is ayla kayla without the k people NEVER pronounce it right and they say its so beautiful and unique which it is and isnt i can NEVER find anything pre personalized with my name already on it like many can and plus just end part of alot of names like kayla michalya layla etc anyway it doesnt help that the rest of my name is hard to say too ayla folole sabina ieremia thats my whole name but over all i am in love and always will love my name!" Jun. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Ayla and it gets very frustrating when people call me different things but also when I type my name cuz then it marks it wrong and I have to keep adding it to the dictionary. But I havent met anyone in person with the name Ayla so I really like writing my name all over the place." Mar. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ha ha,reading the comments I find this was in fact a great choice for my recently born daughter. Pronouced "eye-la" in our house it's amazing how many people get it right when they say it. Like a previous poster her name was from an older rpg game called chrono trigger." Feb. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla and people almost always pronounce it wrong. Even more commonly people misspell it. I don't car though, I love my name. It is unique and I love it!" Nov. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my Daughter Ayla (A-la) actually based on an older rpg game named Chrono Trigger. The game represented her as a fighter . from out of the woods (which makes sense with the oak tree hebrew translation) & better yet, a diff hebrew translation as a Goddess My first born & she is 8 . and she will always be my "A" :) & yes for the Aylas that are out there..aren't u being a lil tired of "ohh Ava"..ehh no it's Ayla ! "I-laa" is not a bad pronouncition ..other then u would probably only hear that in Europe.. associated with a techno/dance group (which actually is pretty good :)" Jul. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Ayla (long a sound - luh). I also fell in love with the name after reading the whole Earth Children's Series (first book is Clan of the Cave Bear). I wanted to name her after the character because she is strong, independent, and beautiful. Her middle names are Jillian Marie after her grandmothers who were also strong independent beautiful women." Jun. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, this is my daughter's name and lots of people misspell and pronounce it wrong. My wife pronounce it "a-luh" and I pronounce it "I-luh".But either how you say it people love this name. I got the name from a song back in 2000." Jun. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Ayla. I changed my mind the night before i went into the hospital. i saw it on a website and it was spelled "Isla" .. which i didnt like. so i changed it. No one's ever said anything negative about it. And i thought iit was rare. guess not haha .. still, its beautiful =]" May. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayla is my middle name, my mom got it from the book made into a movie called The Clan Of The Cavebear. She watched this movie a couple times when she was pregnant with me and it stuck out in her head. She thought the name was different and unique and she thought I would be that way growing up, kinda the outcast because I was unique. Well she was right lol. I love this name it's so beautiful and different. It goes well with my first name too. I love it. I was planning on naming my daughter Ayla or Jayla which is a combination of my first name and middle name." Apr. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "AYYY- LAH, Kayla without the K is always how I introduce myself, because people just DONT get the name off the first hop, usually call me Alanah, Alia,Ala,Isla, its actually a great conversation starter or ice breaker, I was named based on the Jean M Aeul books/Clan of the cavebear, and absolutly love the character Ayla. One bad thing is I could never get a toothbrush or keychain with my name on it like my siblings had.. :( but my name is Ayla June and I am a singer, I am strong opinionated determined dedicated and very independant, its good to see there are more of Ayla out there than i had even imagined...keep spreading the name!!! - Ayla is a Turkish name meaning "circle of cristalic light around the sun or moon". Since Ayla is reserved for the feminine, it is usually synonymous with "moonlight". - Ayla also means Oak Tree or Terebinth in Hebrew and Greek.;)" Apr. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Ayla, pronounced long a and then luh! People constantly mispronounce her name and we say it's just like Kayla without the K. We named Ayla after the character in The Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean M. Auel. It was later we found out it means "oak tree" in Hebrew...fits her well. I don't know about anyone else's Ayla, but mine is firey, opinionated, strong, and has a gift with animals and children. We almost named her "Emily".....glad we didn't because she certainly is NOT an Emily!" Apr. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughters name is Ayla Marie. She was born in May of 2008. We pronounce it a luh. I have yet to meet anyone with this name. I think it is a beautiful name. My only complaint is when I tell people what her name is the say oh, Ava. Ha." Jan. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is named Ayla. (A Luh) She is 7 1/2 years old. I found it in a baby name book in 2000 when I was searching for an Hebrew girls name that began with "A". The Hebrew meaning is oak tree. I had never heard of Jean Auel's books until after my daughter was born. We love the name, it fits my daughter, she loves her name too. I feel it defines her and is her identity. I thought it was pretty unique but I guess not so much anymore." Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Ayla pronounced "eye-la" but we are playing we like prolong the Aaaaayla. I also got it from the novel of Jean Auel. I was told it also means "church"." Dec. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla, though i spell it like "ayila"!! .. i absolutely adore my name!! so far, i havent met anybody with the same name, and ofcourse that makes me feel unique and special!! :) i always always get compliments on my name!" Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Have fallen in love with the name Ayla ever since I heard the artists by the name of Ayla, and got hooked on their music. At the time I didn't think that much of the name, but it's been 5 years since and its grown on me so much that I've got to call my daughter that. interstingly, I had no idea that it was that popular (and 7,000+ names in the US is popular for a rare name), thinking that surely nobody else would think of aa name like it. Guess I'm very pleased to be wrong." Sep. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Ayla and it suits her to the bone. Depending on the moment we often pronounce it differently. Either emphasising the A at the start or using eye at the start. Either way the name is the best we could find and we searched for months before Ayla was born and it was the best." Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Funny thing is I had a dream about 3 years ago after my 2 year old son died from Bronchial pneumonia and in my dream I was laying on the bed with my husband and there was a little girl and she kept calling my husband Daddy and she said "mommy I love you" and I said "I love you too Ayla" it was so strange and so out of the blue. I had never heard of the name and I do not know anyone with that name so if I ever have a little girl I will name her Ayla. (pronounced 'a'-luh)I think it is such a beautiful name and I too love the turkish meaning of it." Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name im 22yrs old and every1 i have met says its pronounced Aaaay-la and my father is a big fan of j.m.auel and has read all the books and seen the movie and they say it that way as well" Jul. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I loved the Earth's Children series and thought that "Ayla" was such a strong and inspiring character. At first I regretted naming her with such a unique name because EVERYONE mispronounced it. But now that she is 9 yrs old, it fits her perfectly. Now she is OUR Ayla; strong, smart and sweet!" Jun. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Ayla. My mom wanted to name me something unique and special. Also, she named my Little Brother Darius. I love My name so much!" May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Ayla Marie and I can't imagine any name more beautiful that would fit her as well...now I'm having a hard time thinking of a boy name for our new baby that is as perfect as hers... :O)" Apr. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I first heard of this name in relation to the Jean M. Auel books, and fell in love with it on sight. I hope to one day name my daughter Ayla in hopes that it will provide her with a good base in life. My mother named me Rehannon for that reason." Nov. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thanks for all your comments, I searched the name Ayla to see what people think. I'm having a baby girl soon and this only strengthens what a great name it is!" Nov. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am newly pregnant and have always loved the name Ayla. If I have a girl, I will name her Ayla Jayne. It is such a beautiful name!" Nov. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla (pronounced 'a'-luh) as well and though it is often mispronounced by people I meet I would never change my name for anything! I love my name and that it isn't common. I have met one other girl named Ayla and we were both freaking out because we're only a year apart in age and both our mothers got our names from The Clan of The Cave Bear." Oct. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! I was just searching it to see what other think as I, too, fell in love with it many years ago when reading Jean Auel's books. It seems to be gaining in popularity over the last decade though, I'm afraid if I use it it will suddenly be "the trend" of next year. Crazy? IDK..." Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm going to have a little girl and will probably name her Ayla. How does everyone else pronounce it? My boyfriend is Turkish and in Turkish Ayla is pronounced "eye-la" and means moonlight." Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Ayla in 1995 but had chosen her name when i was 10 and had read the Clan of the Cave Bear. I was impressed to find out of it meaning of Strenth associated with oak. She is definately living up to the meaning and would make her literary namesake proud" Sep. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayla is a wonderful name, with possible meanings of a strong tree (terabinth or oak) or a gazelle (from the Hebrew Ayelet or Ayala). Too many people are stuck on the popularity of names, instead of just picking a beautiful name to go with their beautiful daughters." Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla and I love it. I have never met face-to-face anyone with my name. And being at school, the only person with that name, it really works well. I love that my parents named me this!" Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have just chosen this name for our unborn if a girl, we already have 2 girls Erin and Brennah both unusual so ayla will go nicely with them." Aug. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 3 year old named Ayla and i could not imagine calling her anything else, the name was meant for her, and so far we have not come across anyone with the same name, and i still love it just as much as the day i named her. Ayla is a great name!" Jul. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name so much and would think about calling my next baby girl (if I have another girl) Ayla. Big Jean M Auel fan to boot! :)" Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayla is my name and I just love it because it is unique!" Jun. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayla is my name and I just love it because it is unique!" Jun. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 17 years old and my name is Ayla. I really like my name...no one else has it and it sounds very beautiful if it is pronounced correctly." Jun. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayla is a Turkish name. It means "moonlight"; the halo around the moon. Ay (pronounced like eye, in Turkish, means moom) and LA is the cristalline halo of light. I love this name since my mother is from a Turkish-speaking Iranian family. :o)" May. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Ayla Pasha and i love my name. The only thing is people allways say it wrong lol. I love my name but ive never met anyone else names Ayla" Dec. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girlfriend's name is Ayla, and she is absolutely gorgeous!" Dec. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 yr old daughter's name is Ayla. She loves it, we love it, and it fits her to a tee! We like to think it means 'brave and strong' since we were inspired by Auel's book of course. It's not too popular and it probably won't ever be.... unless there is another movie or t.v. show." Nov. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little girl Ayla (now 5 years old). And yes, it is mispronounced quite often. I tell people like Kayla without the "K". It is such a beautiful name!!!" Aug. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People almost always mispronounce my name. Every new year in school my teachers say Al-ee-ya or Alaya or I-la. The way I say it is like everyone else whose name Ayla. I have never met anyone else whose name is Ayla but I have met a cat whose name is Ayla. I love my name because I live in a small town and so nobody has it, at least that's what it seems like. I think that having a name no one where you live has is unique and shows how special you are, (except one thing that drives me nuts is that even my best friends spell it wrong) Ayla age 11" Jul. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Ayla, also due to the book by Jean Auel. I have loved the novels since I was 13 and promised myself someday I would name my daughter that. She is now here and is 100% fitting in the name. She may be a brunette but she is my Ayla, and completely her own person lol. I absolutely love the name." Jan. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayla is our daughters name. She is 4 and we have already met one other name. Jean Aual the author of Clan of the Cave Bear told us she thought she made the name up. That is where we got the name. But in her travels she has come across it in three langages. Hebrew:oak tree. Turkish:Halo around the moon and one other language where it is the symbol of a femal goddess. Ayla loves her name and is very proud of it I can see why more people are starting to name their babies this." Aug. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name, ayla, because there was onlyone of me but now there are more and more. the more ayla's there are the more i dislike the name" Jul. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Ayla. Ayla does NOT represent Turkish neither does it represent Moonlight. It actually means "From the strong place." It also comes from Germany. No offence but the computer or internet has the meaning WRONG." Sep. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sisters name is Ayla Marie (much like someone above lol) and she gets nothing but grief on not only pronounciation, but spelling. how in the world could you spell ayla fields as alya feild" Jan. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like the way the name looks or sounds. I think it sounds better with K-L-J-L infront of it. It's a name you would give a child if you didn't want to put effort into naming them." May. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      47 Neutral Comments

  • "Our Ayla is now 9 years old! And I have to say she loves her name.. nothing but compliments on how unique and beautiful it is. We pronounce it as A-la xx" Jun. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My fianc? and I (getting married today!!) decided to name out first born Ayla. She will be joining the world May 2019. We decided on Ayla because we both agree it is a beautiful name. And also because we dont want things to be TOO easy for her. Here's to many years of teacher mispronunciations! 🍻" Dec. 15, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, I named my daughter Ayla Raine. We pronounce like Kayla without the A." Mar. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My younger sisters name is Ayla after the character in the Clan of the Cave Bear Books and she constantly gets compliments on it. She's been fortunate enough to meet another person with the name as well as a dog with the name😂." Nov. 20, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our daughter Ayla Monique, with the pronounciation using a long A. Aye-La. I love this name and I hope my baby girl will too." Apr. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is ayla and people always miss pronounce it and my friends call me aya" May. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this name sky rocketed to popularity due to the Earths Children series of books by Jean M Auel. I will be naming my baby Ayla :)" Oct. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 year old daughter's name is Ayla, pronounced A-la, not Eye-la. The name is beautiful and strong, just like she is!" May. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my precious baby girl Ayla eye lah, and have got so many lovely comments from people who say it's pretty and, so is she!!! we got it from a Muslim names book and wanted it straight away. It means halo around the moon and is a very popular Turkish name. Oak tree in Hebrew which I guess is strong and noble in essence." Mar. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla, and I am turkish, never thought that other nationalities has got this name as well. In Turkey the meaning of name Ayla is "the one who is with moon" or "the one who is together with moon"." Dec. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate it when teachers r doing attendence and when they get to my name the say Iyla. No joke, its like go back to grade school and learn how to sound it out, its Ay-la. I wount answer them if they call me that i just say whos that? and i have heard so many different meanings, like oak tree, that sounds so pretty....." Nov. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Ayla, she is almost three years old. I am still in love with this name, and get so many compliments on how pretty and unusual it is. I also got the name from The Clan of the Cave Bear books; I loved Ayla's character and everything she stood for: independance as a woman, strength, confidence and spirituality. We know of 2 other Ayla's in our city; one in her twenties and one the same age as our daughter. Most people tend to spell it and pronounce it correctly. I have no regrets naming our daughter Ayla, and I hope she will grow up and read the books about the character she is named after one day." Mar. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is pronounced A-luh, but my mother spelled it Aayla instead" Feb. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is 7 months and called Ayla - long a sound as in Kayla, but she almost always gets called Isla and it's frustrating!! We still love it though - I think Oak tree is a great meaning for a name, strong and enduring." Jan. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla, and i am a TURKISH girl. My name is exactly pronounced A-y-l-a. In Turkish, there is no difficulty to pronounce my name. And the meaning of Ayla in Turkish is MOONLIGHT. We have very romantic name." Jan. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I az se kazvam Ayla, tova ime e prekrasno, krasivo i nejno. Obojavam imeto si. Nqma po - krasibo ime ot tova ..." Dec. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is ayla seraphina hayes... i am 16 years old and i hate that nobody gets my name right...they all call my alah..helo im not a god, but its okay to reference me as such....people are so not smart..it sounds just like its spelled....A_Y_L_A....well yeah enjoy myname" Dec. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is ayla marie. Its the Kayla without the K way too =]. i realli realli like my name. my mom got it from the book the clan of the cave bear. she fell in love with that name in high school. im 15 and absolutly adore my name. i wouldnt change it for anything. its nothing special, or not even as unique as i thought that it was, but i realli do love ad adore my name. it does irritate me tho when people miss pronounce it, i mean yes, there are many different ways to pronounce it, but the way i was named, well, it just kinda ticks me off. overall thought, i would absolutly love to meet another ayla. Its an Incredible name...[sorry about my spelling]" Jun. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our little girl Ayla - she is now 8 weeks old. A lot of people seem to pronounce it "a-la" while we would like it pronounced "eye-la". We chose the name b/c it sounded a little like Vietnamese (my heritage) and a little like Indian (my husband's heritage) without being either (so as not to have one side of the family lay claim on her identity so easily. We love the name, it's beautiful." Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im another Ayla, and really, i dont think of it as very special. I guess it kind of sounds awkward now. Im not sure why, but it just doesnt sound 'pretty' or 'beautiful' like everyone else thinks. [My mom got the name from The Clan Of The Cavebear books, too.]" Apr. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Ayla, together my whole name is ayla chanelle marques [marks]. I love my name cause I've only met one person in my life that has the same name as me. :]" Feb. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla Marie as well. My dad read the Jean M. Auel books and loved the name. I've never met anyone else with it but I'm finding out it's not as unique as I thought. When I was in school I maybe had a total of 3 teachers who pronounced it right the first time. But I love my name and the books it came from." Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Ayla after growing up with Jean M. Auel's books. It's a powerful name and carried well by her. I love that it's so rare but still nice to know it's shared and loved by others." Feb. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name Ayla and i come from a small town in PA and i was the only one with the name ayla until my sisters teacher named her daughter after me. when i tell people my name they always say "oh ive Never heard that before its very pretty" all i can say is thanks and keep it moving" Jan. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla, and I remember this one time I met an Ayla. I have met only one. my family and I were at the mall, and a person was wearing a name tag that said Ayla so we asked if that was their real name and it was, but I was really bummed because I never wanted to meat another Ayla. It was very funny when I was a child and we had a substitute teacher. If we were taking attendance in the morning and the sub got the name right on the first try people would start clapping and the sub would get confused and say "Did I say it right?" I pronounce my name Aaa-luh" Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Ayla as well but i thought that i was the only one who had it and after seeing so many people who have the name to me it doesnt seem like my name is unique anymore. so when i name my child its going to be a name no one has ever had so she can say that she is the only one in the world that has that name. I pronounce my like A, luh." Oct. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Ayla. I first came across the name 10 years ago. My girlfriend and i are expecting a baby girl on the 9th Dec. I am trying to convince her to call the baby Ayla. Will hopefully have Ayla Jasmine. Love the turkish meaning (Moonlight)." Sep. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "ayla is my name!!! it is the best name in the world, pretty much. i have never met another ayla and no joke, almost every new person i meets says "i love that name!" or "that name is so pretty!" and people have even said that they want to name their daughter ayla. but a lot of people mispronounce it...it gets really irritating but also amusing i guess...some people come up with the craziest names from ayla. its really not that hard 'a'-la." Aug. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always wanted to name my future child Ayla. I pronounce it as Eila as well. Didn't think it be such a popular name, I always though it was unique." May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name too....I am thinking for a girl Ayla Lee." Dec. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother just named their kid Ayla. I found this page doing research on what it means. Interesting search for sure....." Nov. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla... I love my name. I hope I'm half as creative as my mother when I name my own children... I absolutely love the Jean Auel books! I look nothing like her character, having brown curls instead of blond locks. Today at work a very cute guy commented on my name- He told me it was Turkish and that it means "around the moon" or something. I've heard so many meanings of "Ayla" that I usually just ignore them. But hey- if a cute foreign guy said it, it must be true!" Oct. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah my name is Ayla And it is soo cool. I have only met one other girl named Ayla my parents got my name off of the mobie Clan Of the Cave bears. Chea!!!" Sep. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have an 11 month old named Ayla and I get so many compliments on it...I only know of a couple other Ayla's and don't know them personally...I got the name from a girl that was on American Idol a couple years ago..." Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla,im 23 and to this day i have never met anyone in person with the same name(just goes to show how unique it really is)." May. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Ayla. Other than the girl on American Idol last year, Ayla Brown, and of course the fiction character I don't know anyone else with the name. It is mispronounced all the time. We pronounce it Ay-La (like Kayla without the "K", I found this explanation to be helpful in both pronunciation and spelling). We thou ght is meant "oak tree" but there seems to be some dispute on this and it may mean "circle of light" instead. Both are beautiful!" May. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Ayla (pronounced AY-lah), but here in Puerto Rico most people pronounce it wrong. I gave my daughter that name because I LOVE the Jean Auel books, that I started reading in 1987. Just two weeks ago we finally met someone that pronounces her name just like my daughter's name but writes it Eila." May. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is pronounced AY-LA but its spelt Ele. Its an Irish name with an Irish spelling E((fada)kind of like an accent that i cant find on the computer!). It means 'swan' and its what the old Celtic Queen of Ireland's (Queen Madb) younger sister was called." Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is ayla lydda eudela form the philippines and i loooove my name so much coz it's very unique and only a chosen few have it.. this is so fun!" Mar. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is ayla modzelewski and i love my name! its so unique and different from alot of other peoples. im the only girl in my highschool w/ the name ayla and i love it that way." Feb. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a nice name. I'd once thought of naming my daughter that, but it's too early for me to be thinking of that LoL" Dec. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My name is Ayla-Lee but everyon calls me Ayla, I'm 18 and from New Zealand. I've met one other 'Ayla' with the same birth date as me, and about two others. The most common mistake is the spelling Alya which sounds like the letter 'L' rather than 'A'. Also the pronunciation I-la is often made. I love my name and it's originality, but mostly I love being Cro -Magnon." Nov. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name ayla so much my best friends name is ayla and her beautiful name suits her so well as she is such a beautiful person" Jul. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that name ayla . my best friends name is ayla and she is such a beautiful person. I love that name" Jul. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello every one how r u ? ok my name is ayla and i love that name i always though get could different names and it really gets me angry but you cant change that. i all wish that i was the only one called ayla any way got to go bye" Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "what is the 'correct' spelling for the name pronounced eye-la?" Feb. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayla, I find that people say it wrong without fail. I've been called "All-ya, A-lie-ah, An-ya, I-luh" and a slew of others... I've never met any others face to face and thats fine with me." Jul. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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