Ayla (エイラ,Eira?, Eira in Japanese media) is a character in Chrono Trigger and is the chief of the Ioka Tribe in Prehistory. Her people are in constant war against the Reptites, an evolved, intelligent race of reptiles. She is characterized as fiercely courageous, decisively confident, and morally pure.
"Ayla fight while alive! Win and live. Lose and die. Rule of life. No change rule." — Ayla
Ayla's name could be an allusion to Jean Auel's Earth's Children series, the protagonist of which is a tall, light blond-haired, blue-eyed, prehistoric girl named Ayla. It could also refer to the tayra (Eira barbara), as her outfit contains a furry tail akin to one of these animals.