Alaya

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5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
196
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alaya

User Submitted Origins

English
45%
Arabic
36%
Yoruba
9%
Native American
9%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Alaya is of Yoruba origin and means "Heart hearted, brave daring. Also is a form of panegyrics common among the offa people of Yoruba in kwara.Also the ijebus of epe origin in lagos also use the name.".
  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Alaya means "Gift from god" and is of Unknown origin.

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Alaya

Alaya Dawn Johnson is a science fiction and fantasy author. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Alaya was born in 1982 in Washington, D.C.

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Alaya Brigui is a soccer player for the Étoile Sportive du Sahel and Tunisia national football team. Alaya was born on January 1st, 1992 in Sousse.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alaya

Mouatasem Alaya is a soccer player for the Al-Wahda SC Damascus and Syria national football team. Mouatasem was born on January 1st, 1983 in Damascus.

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How popular is the baby name Alaya in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 5 5 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 11 11 0
1984 8 8 0
1985 8 8 0
1988 9 9 0
1990 13 13 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 12 12 0
1994 36 36 0
1995 40 40 0
1996 46 46 0
1997 52 52 0
1998 49 49 0
1999 53 53 0
2000 77 77 0
2001 127 127 0
2002 96 96 0
2003 118 118 0
2004 117 117 0
2005 160 160 0
2006 198 198 0
2007 185 185 0
2008 235 235 0
2009 300 300 0
2010 242 242 0
2011 291 291 0
2012 328 328 0
2013 337 337 0
2014 346 346 0
2015 389 389 0
2016 405 405 0
2017 446 446 0

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Popularity of Alaya as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alaya U.S.
  White 19.90% 64.26%
  African American 5.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 63.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alaya

People with the last name Alaya are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alaya

  • How Popular is the name Alaya? Alaya is the 3,912th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alaya was the 93,513th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,767 babies born with the first name Alaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alaya to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Alaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alaya was in 2017 with a total of 446 babies.
  • Random Alaya Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Alaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayala. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aalya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 196 people with the last name Alaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alaya? Alaya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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