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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alayna

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alayna in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Alayna:

  • Records indicate that 17,411 girls in the United States have been named Alayna since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,530 people in the U.S. were given the name Alayna. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      18 Positive Comments


  • "So my name is Alayna. Not many people have my name. However I've met Elena, Elina, Alana, Alanna. What I would like to know is how people manage to pronounce it Alana.I don't understand it. Lay is pronounced exactly how it's spelled." Oct. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter is Alayna Marie. It sounds like music to my ears" Sep. 18, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alayna and i love it. never met another alayna, but i do also get called alana. met an alana though." Mar. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my daughter Alayna in 1986. Came up with it as a derivative of Alan, her father's name. Nice to see it is so popular now...I still think it is a beautiful name!" Jan. 15, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girls name is Alayna Elizabeth! She is 9 months old and I get compliments all the time on her name!! She is one beautiful little baby girl!" Nov. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Too many people call me Elana or Alana. Weird thing is, I have a friend named Alana and they call her Alayna. uh-lay-nuh" Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Alayna Brooke. :) I don't like my middle name, but I wouldn't change my first name for the world. People spell it and pronounce it wrong a LOT, and it annoys me. >.<" Aug. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest daughter is named Alayna Marie....noticed two other posts with the same or similar name! She is only 2 and we sometimes call her Laney for short. She is named after her grandma Elaine...we decided on Alayna because our other two daughters are A names too!" Jul. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alayna. Only met one person in my life with it. Full name Alayna Jeannine... about every person I have met, compliments my name, yes people say it wrong spell it wrong - but every English teacher is school said it and spelled right!" May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 7 year old is named Alayna. Yes it is misspelled often and she is called Alena sometimes, but it is a beautiful name that suits her perfectly. She's named after her grandfather, Alan" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our second daughter Alayna Marie (really close to one of the other people leaving a comment!). I knew a girl growing up with the name Alayna and always thought it was beautiful. It is sometimes mispelled and sometimes pronounced e-laina (we say it uh-lay-na)." Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is a great name. I had a friend from a zoo camp who was named Alayna. It's such a pretty name. I don't know how some people could think it was Alana. Great name though!" Feb. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Absolutely love it! It is my daughters name and she is now 9. I still get compliments on it all the time. People do spell it wrong, and sometimes pronounce it wrong but that is ok. We call her Lanie sometimes, but yes, it is beautiful, elegant, and it fits her. I loved it so much I had a very difficult time picking my second daughter's name cause Alayna was so wonderful. LOL" Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alayna is my daughters name, and it is perfect, I lOVE it! It is perfect, elegant, and everyone else always comments on how pretty it is!" Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've yet to find anyone who can spell our daughter's name correctly, but I've loved the name "Alayna" since it was mentioned to me." May. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alayna is an absolutely gorgeous name. I find that most girls with this name have are particularily beautiful or cute. It's an uncommon, but not unusual name. LOVE IT." Feb. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alayna. Alot of teachers, subs. and kids say and spell my name wrong. They say it Alanya and spell it Alanya, Alyana or Alyna. I am very smart. I only met one person in my whole life that is named Alayna" Feb. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "I am Alayna Marie and my mother created the name while she was in high school in 1957 and when she had me, my birth was the first official documentation of my name. I was born in 1962. She is now 77 years old and is in awe of how popular the name has become. My name is pronounced A-lay-na. Some pronounce uh-lay-na." Feb. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alayna and all the time people call me Alana instead:( but I love my name, when I was a little girl I didn?t because it was unique, but now I love it. Well maybe cause 13 year olds understand things better. I am from Canada and I have never met anyone with the same name as me." Feb. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name a lot...I think its cool that its of Hawaiian origin. Alayna is by far the best spelling of this name! My friends usually call me lain or lay lay. I think it's so cute!:)" Dec. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alayna, my daughter's name is spelled the same way. Actually, we have come across four other girls who spell it "Alayna" - and two are in her class at church." May. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alayna Maree. i think its ok, but people tend to say it wrong. most people say it like Alana. its actually said UH-lay-nuh. most people ive come across that have the name spell it Alaina, so i like that my name is spelled diffrent. in my 17 years ive never met anyone who spells it like me." Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "people usually dont say it right or it takes them a while to say it right. for me, the right way to say it is ULaNU" Jan. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alayna. i dont like my name. its like a jew name." May. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alayna. i dont like my name. its like a jew name." May. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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