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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Arabic: Sublime 

What Does Alayah Mean and Stand For? 

The name Alayah means "sublime." It is an Americanized spelling of the Arabic name Aaliyah. 


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How Popular Is The Name Alayah

What Does the Name Alayah Mean? 

Alayah is a girls' name of Arabic origin, meaning "sublime." It is a modern, Americanized spelling of the more popular Arabic name Aaliyah. 

How Popular is the Name Alayah? 

Alayah is the #323 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been increasing in popularity each year since first appearing on the baby name charts in 2010. 

The more popular spelling Aaliyah, however, ranks #61 for the year 2021. 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Alayah was at its peak popularity in January 2020. 

Popularity of the Name Alayah in the United States

Alayah was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Georgia 
  • North Carolina 
  • Texas

Famous People Named Alayah and Alayah in Pop Culture 

Alayah Benavidez won the title of Miss United States in 2016.

NFL player Maurice Jones named his daughter Alayah. 

Variations and Nicknames for Alayah 

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