Ayuna Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Ayuna
This is a slight variation on a common girl's name in Mongolia, "Oyuna". The pronunciation in Mongolian sounds close enough to "Ayuna" and the "A" seems to be more fitting for an American child.
OTHER SCRIPTS: あゆな, あゆ菜, 亜佑菜, 亜優菜, 亜友奈, 亜由菜, 亜祐奈, 亜夕那, 亜夕南, 愛結名, 愛夢奈, 愛優菜, 愛由菜, 愛夕奈, 鮎那, 安優奈, 安友奈, 杏優奈, 杏夕菜, 空友菜, 彩夢奈, 朱侑梨, 渉夏, 歩菜, 歩那, 歩由奈, 明優奈, 明柚菜, 明夕奈, 有優奈, 晏結菜, etc.
- Personal experiences with the name Ayuna
My wife and I were doing fieldwork in southern Mongolia and one of the team members was named 'Oyuna'. We always heard it as 'Ayuna' and thought it was a beautiful name for a girl. This was a decade before we decided to have a child. When we had a girl, there was no doubt what her name would be.
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- Meanings and history of the name Ayuna
The name means the mineral 'turquoise' or 'intellect' in Mongolian. It's a classic name of the Buryat people, a Mongol ethnic group of Siberia.
From Japanese 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia", 愛 (a) meaning "love, affection", 鮎 (ayu) meaning "freshwater trout, smelt", 安 (a) meaning "relax, cheap, low, quiet, rested, contented, peaceful", 杏 (a) meaning "apricot", 空 (a) meaning "sky", 彩 (a) meaning "colour", 朱 (a) meaning "vermilion, cinnabar, scarlet, red, bloody", 渉 (ayu) meaning "ford, go cross, transit, ferry, import, involve", 歩 (ayu) meaning "walk", 明 (a) meaning "bright, light", 有 (a) meaning "exist" or 晏 (a) meaning "late, quiet, sets (sun)", 佑 (yu) meaning "help, assist", 優 (yu) meaning "tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness", 友 (yu) meaning "friend", 由 (yu) meaning "wherefore, a reason", 夕 (yu) meaning "evening", 結 (yu) meaning "tie, bind, contract, join, organize, do up hair, fasten" or 夢 (yu) meaning "dream" combined with 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree", 那 (na) meaning "what", 南 (na) meaning "south" or 名 (na) meaning "name". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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