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Maya Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \ma-ya\
Number in U.S 👶 100,000
Rate in 2021 167
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 Spanish

What is meaning of name Maya?

What does Maya mean?
Maya has a very curious meaning at a family and private level; it was the affectionate appellation for old women; can be translated as "mother, nurse, caretaker".

Origin of the name Maya
It comes from the root ma-, from "to suck", "the that feeds." Maya, the mythological character, was the daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes or Mercury, has a Greek origin.

Diminutives and variations of the name Maya
Currently , the only diminutive of the name Maya is "Mai or Maia".
Women called Maya like to take care of other people, since they have a lot of empathy, they are affectionate, kind and with great social skills. At the same time, they have a lot of patience and understanding in the face of conflicts. Humanitarian jobs are ideal for Maya.

Celebrities named Maya
Maya Thurman Hawke, actress from "Stranger Things."
Maya Rudolph, actress, singer and comedian.
Maya Jama, television presenter on MTV.
Maya Angelou, poet, novelist, civil rights activist, actress and singer from the USA. Died in 2014.

Additional description of the name Maya

Maya : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

The name Maya is a female name in different languages with various meanings. And it is linked to several origins. The most common origins are Indian, Greek, Spanish and Hebrew, For instance, ‘’ Maya ‘’ means ‘’ Illusion or magic ‘’. It is also an alternate name of the ‘’ Hindu Goddess Lashkmi ‘’ Also in the Tupi language, of the southern Brazil,  and it is in the meaning of ‘’ mother ‘‘. ‘’ Mayara ‘’ is the different form of this name with the meaning of ‘’ grandmother ‘’. Also as it is said before, in the ‘’ Maori ‘’ language it is in the meaning of ‘’ courage ‘’ or ‘’ bravery ‘’ and it is popular for Maori girls in New Zealand.

This name has different spellings, such as ‘’ Maia ‘’ or ‘’ Maja ‘’. Also ‘’ Maia ‘’ is the short form of ‘’ Marya ‘’ or ‘’ Mary ‘’ in German language, also in Scandinavia countries, and varies East European and Balkan countries. ‘’ Maya ‘’ is the short form of the name ‘’ Amalia ‘’ or the Basque name ‘’ Amaia ‘’ or ‘’ Amaya ‘’ ( in the meaning of ‘’ the end ‘’ ) in Spanish-speaking countries.

The pronunciation of the given name is like ‘’ My – ah ‘’, Although this name is not effected by gender separation, but ‘’ Maya ‘’ is mostly used for girls in different cultures. Due to the historical background of this name, it has not always been popular in the United State. It actually experienced a temporary surge in popularity in the early 1980s. Also it started to experience another surge in popularity in the 1990s and has remained rather popular since then.

According to the data given by researches in 2020, Maya is currently the 61th most popular name for girls in the United States. It has remained in the top 100 most popular names for girls, in the last decade. In 2006, over 5000 babies were named ‘’ Maya ‘’ and this was the peak of its popularity. Actually the rise of its popularity can be linked to the fame of renowned African-American poet and author ‘’ Maya Angelou ‘’. It can be interesting that ‘’ Maya Angelou ‘’ was not named ‘’ Maya ‘’ from the beginning of her life. She was born with the name ‘’ Marguerite Johnson ‘’.

This name has different forms, such as ‘’ Maia ‘’ that is Greek, ‘’ Maiya ‘’ that is Japanese, ‘’ Maj ‘’ that is Swedish and Danish, ‘’ Miah ‘’ that is Spanish. These are different spellings of the name ‘’ Maya ‘’ in different countries all around the globe.

If you love the sound of ‘’ Maya ‘’, we recommend you to take a look on the list bellow, ‘’ Kaya ‘’ & ‘’ Maha ‘’ & ‘’ Mia ‘’ & ‘’ Mimi ‘’. The names mentioned are similar names to the name ‘’ Maya ‘’

There are some famous people named ‘’ Maya ‘’, such as ‘’ Mathangi ( Maya ) Arulpragasam ‘’ who is a British rapper and singer, ‘’ Maya Berovic ‘’ Bosnian pop star, ‘’ Maya Hawke ‘’ American actress and model, ‘’ Maya Wiley ‘’ America lawyer and civil rights activist

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7/20/2022 2:26:06 PM

This is really cute name,my daughter is 5 years old and she is very cute girl, long light brown hair and blue eyes.It is very popular name(after my daughter 6 more girls in my family/friends got name Maya).

1/19/2022 10:27:36 PM

I also grew up with the name Maya. when i was younger i met people with same name but it was rarely ever spelled the same.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Maya?
The origin of the name Maya is Spanish.
*️⃣ How many people are named Maya?
Almost 100000 people are named Maya.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Maya?
The names of Mila, Milo, Molly, Millie, Malia