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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of AlayaHigh Status, Exalted, Sublime and Superb
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How to pronounce Alaya

Up + pLay + mAn + YArn

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Alaya in Arabic)عَلَايَا
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AlayaAlaaya Alaia Alaaia Elaya Elaie Elaia Elaee Elaea Elaye Elaya Elaaie Elaaia Elaaee Elaaea Elaaye
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Quranic Root
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All Quranic baby names derived from AIN-L-A:

Meaning of Alaya

Alaya is an indirect Quranic name for boys and girls that means “greatness”, “highness”, “sublimity”. Arabs mostly use it for boys, while in other cultures it is used for girls as well. It is derived from the AIN-L-A root which is used in many places in the Quran.

We granted them Our mercy and bestowed on them true and high renown. (Quran 19:50)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Thursday 13th of September 2018 03:10:00 PM

    This is my beautiful name alhumdulillah
    My sister is called Tanzila

  2. on Monday 24th of September 2018 06:55:38 PM

    Oh thank you for having this website I am delighted to find the meaning of my beautiful name


  3. on Saturday 20th of October 2018 12:39:46 PM

    I might name my princess this,
    if its a girl
    if a boy not sure yet

  4. on Monday 29th of July 2019 03:58:32 AM

    Write your comment here… Alaya is a beautiful name

  5. on Thursday 17th of October 2019 06:09:40 AM

    My daughter Name is Alaya Fatima. Ma sha Allah. Her data of birth is 30/09/19

  6. on Monday 13th of January 2020 12:17:34 AM

    My daughter is Alayah. My son is Aidann. My eldest Annistacia….I had no idea, zero idea that they had these meanings. We’re southern Baptist so now I’m intrigued.

  7. on Friday 17th of January 2020 02:23:08 PM

    Alaya is an quranic name for Muslim girls. Alaya is an beautiful name meaning is greatest

  8. on Saturday 17th of July 2021 10:39:11 AM

    I named my little pickle Alaïa , I was going to use Alaiïna but went w Alaïa

  9. on Wednesday 7th of December 2022 11:28:56 PM

    Is there anything wrong with pronouncing it as A-LAY-A

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