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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ayala

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Cognate to Yupiltepeque aya, which see for more.

  1. woman

Notable Persons Named Ayala

Ayala was born in 1941 in Ashdot Ya'akov.


Ayala Ingedashet is a pop music, music of israel, soul music, rhythm, and blues singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Ayala was born Ayala Ingedashet on August 21st, 1978.


Ayala is an alternative rock, pop music, rock music, jazz, blues, and latin musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Ayala was given the name Jennifer Heather Brigid Ayala Moore in Dublin.


Ayala was born on September 28th, 1961.


Ayala Truelove is a soccer player for the London Bees, Charlton Athletic L.F.C., Southampton Saints Girls & Ladies F.C., and Israel women's national football team. Ayala was born on August 16th, 1975.


Ayala Zacks-Abramov was a private collection and art collector. Ayala was born in 1912 in Jerusalem, British Mandate for Palestine. She breathed her last breath on August 30th, 2011.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ayala

Daniel Ayala is a soccer player for the Middlesbrough F.C., Sevilla FC, Liverpool F.C., Hull City A.F.C., Derby County F.C., Norwich City F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., and Spain national under-21 football team. Daniel was born on November 7th, 1990 in El Saucejo, Spain. Daniel is also known as Sánchez Ayala and Daniel.


Roberto Ayala is a soccer player for the Club Ferro Carril Oeste, Club Atlético River Plate, S.S.C. Napoli, A.C. Milan, Valencia CF, Villarreal CF, Real Zaragoza, Racing Club de Avellaneda, and Argentina national football team. Roberto was born on April 14th, 1973 in Paraná, Entre Ríos.


Julio César Turbay Ayala was a lawyer. He was most prominent from 1978 to 1982. Julio was born on June 18th, 1916 in Bogotá. He died on September 13th, 2005.


Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala was a Ministry of Social ProtectionMinister of Labour, Health, Social Welfare of Colombia, Minister of National Education of Colombia, Mayor of Bogotá, and List of mayors of Bogotá. Jorge was born on January 23rd, 1903 in Cucunubá or Manta, Cundinamarca, Colombia. He died on April 9th, 1948.


Javy was born on August 22nd, 1988 in Porterville, California, United States.


Jaime Zóbel de Ayala is a Chairman Emeritus Ayala Corporation and Chairman EmeritusAyala Corporation. Jaime was born in 1934 in Manila. Jaime is also known as Jaime Zóbel.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 8 8 0
1975 7 7 0
1978 6 6 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 11 11 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 5 5 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 7 7 0
1989 13 13 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 10 10 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 9 9 0
1998 7 7 0
1999 19 19 0
2000 18 18 0
2001 23 23 0
2002 16 16 0
2003 21 21 0
2004 18 18 0
2005 19 19 0
2006 38 38 0
2007 29 29 0
2008 20 20 0
2009 24 24 0
2010 27 27 0
2011 29 29 0
2012 27 27 0
2013 35 35 0
2014 51 51 0
2015 38 38 0
2016 44 44 0
2017 41 41 0

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Popularity of Ayala as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ayala U.S.
  White 4.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ayala

People with the last name Ayala are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ayala

  • How Popular is the name Ayala? Ayala is the 13,091st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ayala was the 333rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ayala have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 712 babies born with the first name Ayala in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ayala to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ayala? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Ayala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ayala is Monday, August 9th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Ayala born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ayala was in 2014 with a total of 51 babies.
  • Random Ayala Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ayala is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Ayala: Your name in reverse order is Alaya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aalay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ayala? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 92,463 people with the last name Ayala.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ayala? Ayala was ranked as the 333rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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