Girl Baby Name

Ayanna

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Quick Facts on Ayanna

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 830
Pronunciation:
i-AHN-ə
Simple meaning:
Uncertain

Characteristics of Ayanna

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Ayanna

Although we’ve found a lot of resources claiming to know the etymology of Ayanna, we are unable to find any supporting evidence to back up these claims. One thing we can say for certain, however, is that Ayanna is a multi-cultural name shared among many Asian ethnicities, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and African-Americans. From an African-American perspective Ayanna is thought to come from the Eastern African Somali language meaning “beautiful flower” or “eternal blossom”. In Sanskrit “ayana” is said to mean “goal, direction” or more specifically “a good path” in terms of one’s life journey. The Biblical meaning is possibly “in motion, arrival” (relating to Noah), while others claim it means “divine spirit” in Hebrew. In any case, we were unable to confirm any of these possible etymologies with any degree of confidence. One thing we can confirm, however, is that the name has a positive meaning whatever it may be.

Popularity of the Name Ayanna

Ayanna appeared sporadically on the U.S. female naming charts in the 1970s and then disappeared for a while. The name was revived again in 1992 and has so far done pretty well. Especially when you consider this is a name restricted to the African-American community (it is also used with some frequency in the Caribbean island nations). From this perspective, Ayanna is believed to mean “beautiful flower”. A pretty name with an even prettier etymology. What more could you ask for?
Popularity of the Girl Name Ayanna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ayanna

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Ayanna

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ayanna

    Ayanna We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ayanna.

  • Popular Songs on Ayanna

    Popular Songs on Ayanna

    Ayanna - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Ayanna.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Ayanna

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Ayanna

    Ayanna - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Ayanna.

  • Famous People Named Ayanna

    Famous People Named Ayanna

    Famous People Named Ayanna - Ayanna Hutchinson (Trinidad and Tobago track-and-field athlete); Ayanna Alexander (Trinidad and Tobago track-and-field athlete); Ayanna Howard (robotics innovator); Ayanna Mackins (reality TV); Ayanna Pressley (Boston politician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Ayanna

    Children of Famous People Named Ayanna

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Ayanna - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ayanna.

  • Historic Figures

    Ayanna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Ayanna - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ayanna.

Personality of the Girl Name Ayanna

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Ayanna

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