Meaning of Ala Iña
Among practitioners of Cuban Òrìṣà tradition, the Yorùbá-based religious tradition that developed in the island of Cuba, the name Ala Iña is said by practitioners to mean "the mantle of fire (from the core of the earth)." It is a name given to initiates of Santería/Lucumí. The name is derived from the Yorùbá name "O̩láníyan," which, in Yorùbá language, means "wealth/nobility has a proud gait/swagger." In Yorùbá culture it is given to a newborn as a result of a birth within nobility.
This name is used for some initiates within Cuban Òrìṣà tradition, known alternately as Santería, Lucumí, or Regla de Ocha.
Glosso̩lá - wealth, nobility
ní - to have
ìyan - swagger