[ 3 syll. a-ya-na, ay-ana ] The baby girl name Ayana is pronounced EY-aeN-aa- †. Ayana's language of origin is Native American and African-Somali, and it is predominantly used in English and Somali. African-Somali origin: It is derived literally from the word ayana which is of the meaning 'beautiful flower'. The name could also have developed as a form of Anna. In the USA, it is particularly used by Afro-Americans.
In addition, Ayana is a derivative of the English Aiyana.
Ayana is an all-time favorite. Today it is still a somewhat popular baby name for girls, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the modest height of its usage in 2001, 0.019% of baby girls were named Ayana. It ranked at #654 then. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and it is of only irregular use in recent times. In 2016, it ranked at #973 with a usage of 0.014%. Within the group of girl names directly related to Ayana, Anna was the most popular. It was used 17 times more than Ayana in 2016.
† Pronunciation for Ayana: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"