Meaning and Origin of: Ayla

The name Ayla is of Hebrew origin and means "oak tree" or "halo, moonlight"
Meaning and Origin of Ayla

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Oak tree

What does Ayla mean and stand for?

The name Ayla is of Hebrew origin and means "oak tree" or "halo, moonlight". Ayla is also of Turkish origin and can be translated to light.

Syllables: 2


According to Social Security Administration data, Ayla has been increasingly popular, jumping the ranks at a steady pace. Starting at 874 in 2000, Ayla came close to breaking the top 130 in 2020, ranking at 131.

However, it is the 1st most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ayla was at its peak popularity in July 2018.

Ayla is a literary name, becoming popular with The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel. Actress Ayla Marie Kell, singer Ayla Marie Brown, actress Ayla Schwartz, actress Ayla Algan, and singer Ayla Dikmen are notable namesakes. The name is also a popular choice for celebrity children, having been chosen by former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, hockey player Joe Thornton, and tennis player Amelie Mauresmo. Ayla has also been a popular fictional name, appearing in DC Comics and video games Chrono Trigger and Haunting Ground.

Nicknames for Ayla

  • Aye
  • Lala

Where is it Popular?

Ayla was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names