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Chaya meaning and name origin
Chaya \cha-ya\ as a girl's name is pronounced CHYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Chaya is "life". Feminine of Chaim. Also a Spanish short form for names ending in -ario.
For more information, see also related names Chava and Hava.
Baby names that sound like Chaya are Shaya, Cha-, Chiyo, Shaye and Shay. Other similar baby names are Chana, Chanya, Chara, Chayka, Chayan and Chaba.
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Popularity of Chaya
Chaya is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2199 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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