Origin: Turkey
Region Origin: Europe, Middle East

Ayla is a feminine name with multiple origins and meanings. It has roots in both Turkish and Hebrew languages. In Turkish, "Ayla" means "halo of light around the moon" and is related to other Turkish names like Aylin, Tülin, or Aylanur. In Hebrew, the name can mean "oak tree," "deer," or "gazelle". In addition to its primary meanings, "Ayla" has also been associated with the Finnish name "Aila," which means "bringer of light". It was popularized in the late 20th century after the film adaptation of the book "The Clan of the Cave Bear," which featured a character with this name. Ayla is a unique and meaningful choice for a baby's name, reflecting the connection to the world around us.

Emmy Samtani
Emmy Samtani
Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.

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