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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ayanna

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

A few facts about the girl's name Ayanna:

  • Records indicate that 11,679 girls in the United States have been named Ayanna since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2003, when 843 people in the U.S. were given the name Ayanna. Those people are now 17 years old.

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      15 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Ayanna and every one either calls me ayanna with an i an a or with an o in the middle. i?m like one of the three ayanna?s in my school and up till muddle school i thought my name was unique but my friend gina told me it was more common than her name so..." Aug. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always tell me my name is pretty idk and I say it like ay-on-uh" Feb. 21, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayanna and I'm 14. I believe I am the only Ayanna in my high school. I love the name but so many people have messed it up I just accept it. they tend to say it with an 'I' and not an 'A'." Nov. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 15 and my name is Ayanna kids often call my name with a i and i don't like it it has another girl here named Ayanna too but i hate having to tell them too say my name right all the time but i still love my name no matter what." Nov. 16, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name so much. I am 15 years old, and I am the ONLY girl out of about 3000 kids in the high school I attend named Ayanna. My mother found my name in a book and instead of naming me Gabriella, they named me Ayanna :D" Jul. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Ayanna I pronounce it (ay-ah-na) I live in England and don't know anyone with the same name lots of people are called alanna though. people always mistake my name its ok 14 I like this name and meaning :D" Jul. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ayannah and i pronounce it Eye-yahn- ah. Im 20 years old and i absolutely LOVE my name. I love the fact that it's unique and rare and i don't have to worry about 4 other people turning around when someone calls my name. Of course it had been is pronounced all my life but i politely correct people and then move on with my day." Jul. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, it begame popular in the 1980's i my country. I spell it with 2 n's but quite a few people spell it with 1 n. I am hoping to have a daughter someday and name her Aryanna a play on my name and Arianna which means "very Holy" so with my spelling it should meaning Very Holy Beautiful Flower :)" Mar. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are considering this name for our daughter. I found so many pretty meanings in addition to the African meaning. African/Ethiopian/Swahili: beautiful flower, beautiful blossom, (may also mean "hope") Native American: forever flowering, blessed Hebrew: He answers Sanskrit/Hindi: innocent" Jan. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "yaeh a lot off people say my name wrong, it was annoying at first but then i got used to it. well anyways my name is pronounced i-yan-a and i love my name because of ots meaning beautifiul flower,, also because its kind of unique, like a lot of peoople are susan or britany but you don't find to many ayanna's" Nov. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayanna is my daughter's name...My sister picked it for me. I could be happier with it. Its a beautiful name with a wonderful meaning. I know it has 2 different meanings but I always say it means innocent because when we looked it up, thats waht came up first. People do say it wrong, which bugs me. Come on now people its with an A not an I." Oct. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always get my name wrong i always see to be correcting people but i love my name i know it means beautiful flower but i think it means lucky i've had a lot of lucky times like at school i found twenty dollars on the ground at school i love my name it brought me alot of good times during the years.i just love the name ayanna because it's my name also my friend has the same name as me its spelled the same but we don't have the same middle and last name i just love my name don't you." Jul. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because, unlike many of my generation, it actually has a meaning (in two cultures), both of which are nice. My parents chose it because of the Swahili meaning, "beautiful flower" but it's also "innocent" in Hindi. It's not hard to say when teaching others (it's only 3 syllables people) so when folks get it wrong I'm annoyed. Most of the time it's because they dont try because it's different. Growing up there weren't many of us, but now the name is more popular and I hear it more often. I work in a school that has two!" Sep. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is pronoused (i-yon-a)and I really like my name ... but I would like to know what it means!" Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ayanna is beautiful and unique, I have a friend named Ayanna and although not many people spell it right, it looks very nice on paper if you write it down and it sounds nice, too." Aug. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "I'm 39 and in my childhood years i seriously hated my name. I have outgrown that hate and i've learned to APPRECIATE AND LOVE my name Ayanna pronounced (uh~ya~na) meaning BEAUTIFUL FLOWER." Dec. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Ayanna (uh ya na). I saw the name in ebony magazine in 1971. It was chosen because it was unique and nobody else had the name. Now the name is more common. You still can't buy a keychain with this name. My daughter was not always pleased with the name because everybody got it wrong. She learned to answer to anything that was close. I think that a unique name makes you stand out from the crowd which may or may not be a good thing." Oct. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name I pronounce it eye- ya- na. I'm 36 so for many years I had never heard of anyone else with my name. It became more popular in the 90's. Since adolescence many people have mispronounced my name. As a child it annoyed me so I dummed it down for those who have no understanding of phonetics. Since about 12 all of my friends have called me Anna. My grandmother always called me "Ya-Ya" and I'm Yanna to my family and those close to me. I answer to pretty much anything." May. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 18 and I pronounce my name I-ahn-na. Its not a bad name and has a really nice meaning but it's sooooo weird, I don't know anyone else with it and people always pronounce it wrong -_- I changed my name to Kendra last year and ended up changing it back because that name didn't suit me at alllllll. Oh and another thing I don't like is that I can't think of any nice nicknames to go with Ayanna :( I'll probably end up changing my name again." Mar. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 15 years old. I used to hate my name because no one could spell it right, and I couldn't find any keychains with my name on it. Haha. But I've come to love my name. YES people pronounce it wrong ALL THE TIME! I pronounce it (Uh-Ya-Na)...but i always get (I-ya-na) or A-ya-na with the Long A sound. My mom saw a painting in Atlanta while she was pregnant with me named "Ayanna's Dream" and she named me after that painting. I love my name now, and I always will. It's beautiful. Like me: A beautiful flower :)" Aug. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i dont really like my name. adults never pronounce it right and some times it really gets on my nevers and i just let them call me what ever.and i have never met anyone with the same name as me. and when people say it with an i at the begining makes me want to ask them where the freaking i is cause i'm 13 and still havent seen it. but i do like the fact that not every other person i see has the same name as me :)" May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "..i absolutely LOVE my name althogh i hate it when people pronounce it ahyanna cumon now its not spelled with an I however it is lronounced that way i am 13 and still find myself correcting adults. I also love the meaning of my name BEAUTIFUL FLOWER" Nov. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is ayanna you say it with an a. i know a gurl name iyana. you say it with an i." Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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