Name: Ayla

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ayla

  • Meaning:
    Oak tree
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  • Meaning:
    Oak tree
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  • Meaning:
    Related to the moon
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  • Pronunciation:
    (AY lah)
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    English and Turkish speaking countries
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    English transcription of Hebrew Elah, meaning "Oak tree", "pistachio tree" or "terebinth tree". Another recorded Hebrew meaning is "goddess". Ayla is also a Turkish name derived from the term "ay," meaning "moon." It is often claimed that Ayla literally means "moonlight" in Turkish, but the Turkish word for moonlight is actually "ayışığı," (or "mehtap," an older Ottoman term), neither of which are usually used as a first name.

    In English usage, Ayla is perhaps best known for being the name of the orphaned Cro-Magnon girl in Jean Auel's novel, "Clan of the Cave Bear."

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