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Pronunciation

Alayna

Origin

English

Meaning

An alternative to Alaina, Alayna is a sweet, old-fashioned-sounding name with lots of classic appeal. With origins reaching back to old Brittany and the Celtics, Alayna is linked to Alan, which means “rock” in ancient Gaelic. It’s also a modernized version of older names like Ellen and Elaine, which have Greek roots in the name Helen. How’s that for a modern twist on not one, but several classics!

Rank in the year 2015

Alayna was ranked #472 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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