Maya meaning

: Dream, Illusion

Maya Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \ma-ya\
Number of People 👶 100,000
Rate in 2021 167
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 Spanish
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Maya Name Meaning

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"

Maya Name Origin and History

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Additional description 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.

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The popularity of the name Maya

. 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 ‘’.

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.

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Comments on the name Maya
10/20/2023 12:22:10

what does the name abdelfarag means ,im not even muslim ,and i have that for a last name .

09/07/2023 15:10:14

Maya does NOT means "Princess" in Arabic. Princess, is (loosely) - Ameera Maya, means water.

07/17/2023 09:44:04

I am 5 months pregnant and just found out its going to be a girl! With a son already we are very excited!! I love the spelling and the name Maya, being half Arabic and Spainish we knew once we seen the name and the meaning it was the one...

04/16/2023 13:16:26

My name is Maya also, and as i grew up it became a more and more popular name, but in my early childhood there was only Maya i was aware of, Maya Angelou, my namesake. I did want to change it also, with it being so unknown, but I'm so glad i didnt and now i wish there were less Maya's in the world. Lol.

03/01/2023 02:50:50

the name "maya" is used also in albania.

07/20/2022 14:26:06

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).

01/19/2022 22:27:36

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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Maya FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Maya?
The origin of the name Maya is Spanish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Maya?
Dream, Illusion
*️⃣ 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