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The name Ayla is a baby girl name. The name Ayla comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name Ayla is: Oak tree. In literature Ayla is the Cro-Magnon heroine of Jean Auel's 'Clan of rhe Cave Bear'.

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Boy or Girl ?: girl
Origin of name: Hebrew
Meaning: Oak tree. In literature Ayla is the Cro-Magnon heroine of Jean Auel's 'Clan of rhe Cave Bear'.
Expression number: 3
SoulUrge Number: 9
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I changed the spelling!
written by Mommyof2inCO, January 12, 2008
My daughter's name is also Ayla, from the books as well. I've loved the name since I was in high school and I knew that's what I would name my baby girl! She's now a year old! Only Ayla seemed choppy so I added a "H" making the spelling Aylah. I like the change, and I wish that some of these sites would add the alternate spelling as with so many other names! The H at the end does not change the sound at all.
written by Aylas mom, January 23, 2008
I had a baby girl recently who I also named Ayla, except I extended the name with a hyphen, so it is now, Ayla-belle. I honestly don't find that name to be very common. I have never met anyone named Ayla and every time someone asks her name and I tell them they always express how beautiful and original the name is. I of course love the books and I think the meaning "oak tree" is quite fitting. Its just icing on the cake. Now when my daughter grows up we can read the Earths Children series together and I can tell her that I chose this name for her because I knew that she would just as strong, beautiful and intelligent as Ayla.
Another meaning
written by Sacira, January 24, 2008
I have also read and watched The clan of the Cave Bear series and fell in love with the name Ayla. If I could have children, that is the name I would have named my daughter. I also found on another site that Ayla also means "moonlight" or "halo" in Turkish.
it's my name
written by Ayla, February 05, 2008
i'm 20 years old, my name is ayla marie. people always mispronounce it! it's pronounced like kayla without the k, most people say it like eye-lah or uh-lee-ah. it's really annoying, but on the brighter side, i get ALOT of compliments on it.
This is my name
written by Ayla, February 26, 2008
My name is ayla and im 17 years old, my mom named me this after she saw th movie clan of the cave bears i love my name and its good to finally see people eith the same name.i get alot of compliments and sometimes people call me a different name but its ok.
i love my name and am proud to have it
written by Ayla maree Riley, July 01, 2008
im 22yrs old my father is apt fan of J.M.Auel and named me after the character knowing i would grow up to be strong willed and minded just like her. Many have told me its "Ai-la" but its not thats how the turkish pronounce it but it is otherwise a long "Aaaay-la" and im proud to have it. :)
written by Kristy, August 25, 2008
I too love the books and i named my 5yr old Ayla. it took me a while to decide if i wanted to hyphenate it to Ayla-leigh but eventually decided against it. its a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. im finding it hard to find a name as good for the daughter i have due in december.
My name is Ayla too!
written by Ayla, July 15, 2009
My name is Ayla and I'm 17 years old. My parents read the Clan and the Cave Bears novel in high school while my mother was pregnant for me. SO many people screw up my name leaving it "I-la" "Ai-la" "Kayla" "Layla" "Gayla" but somehow people cannot just drop the first letter and just say Ayla. I complain about my name a lot, primarily because people get it wrong but I actually really like it. I couldn't imagine having a popular name like Emily or Jessica.

I get TONS of compliments "Oh that's just beautiful" and "My that's unique,where did they pull that from"

I don't think it's that common, clearly it has to be because of all these comments but I've only heard on one Ayla (who I overheard saying her name in the grocery store, I thought she was talking to me)
written by Demona Stephens, July 16, 2009
Also a Turkish name meaning "Moon glow" found this meaning on another site
written by Alyssa, November 13, 2009
I LOVE this name...I'm thinking about naming my baby girl this. My name is Alyssa and people mispronounce/misspell it ALL the time... I don't see how though because it's not complicated. Lol I won't let the fact that people may mispronounce it stop me from choosing it!
I Love My Name!
written by Ayla, December 08, 2009
My Dad named me after the character in Jean M. Auel's books. I recently inhereted his collection of the series and am yet to read it. The first day of school every year is torture as teachers attemt to pronounce it. Luckly, I know where I am on every attendance list and I am able to cut them off and say it for them. I get a lot of compliments on my name. My Creative Writing techer actually says he is going to name his daughter Ayla, since he loved my name so much, he also like one of it's meanings: "Oak Tree". In my creative writing class we are writing creative non-fiction on our names and I've had the toughest time, all I can say is: It's Kayla without the "k", yet everyone insists on sounding it out as "I-lah". I also have people spell my name in very odd ways; Alya, Ala, Allah, Alaya, Aylay. I think that anyone with the name Ayla learns to respond to all of the ways it, supposedly, can be pronounced.
Changed spelling
written by Wendy, April 10, 2010
My 4 year old daughter has this name but we spell it Ailah....she gets so many comments on how beautifull her name is and we have never heard of any body else called the same name.
written by mel, April 30, 2010
My husband is part Turkish, so we opted for the name Ayla and we get so many compliments on the name. We pronounce it the Turkish way, which is I-la or
EYE-la. Although she gets a lot of Kayla without the K pronunciation which drives me nuts, but we just correct it. It is a short and sweet name and it just fits our daughter perfectly. Her name is Ayla Kensington which sounds gorgeous
my Ayla Leigh
written by yvette, July 27, 2010
my 2nd daughters name is Ayla Leigh. i had never read Jean Auels books till someone asked if that where i got her name from. i think Ayla is a beautiful name and ive only ever met one other Ayla.
written by Alyssa Aylah, September 13, 2010
I think is cool the name, is my middle name and I'm know by Aly-Ayl (Alyssa and Aylah!)

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