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What does Chaya mean?

Chaya Pronunciation of Chaya [chaya] as a girls' 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.

Affiliated girl names: Chava and Hava.

Associated with: life.


Creative forms:
(female) Chala, Chata, ..

(male) Chale, Chayad, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chaya Jordan (C.J.), ..

How popular is Chaya?

Chaya is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2199 out of 4276, Top 51%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#68569 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Chaya entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #692 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is currently at #758. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chaya name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chaya outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. The only other popular related form of Chaya (#758 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 is Chava. These relations of Chaya were popular as birth names in the year 2013 (median #1345) and are almost as popular today (#1379, down 24%). Chaya is the most fashionable birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chaya, Chava in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chaya and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chaya is alike in pronunciation to Cha-, Chiyo, Sha-, Shae, Shay, Shaya, Shaye and Shea. Other suggested similar names are Alaya, Amaya, Anaya, Cala, Cama, Cara, Cay, Caye, Cayla, Ceara, Cesya, Chaba, Chabah, Chalia, Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chanda, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Chaniya, Channa, Chanta, Chanya, Chanyah, Char, Chara, Chari, Charla, Charma, Charo, Charyl, Chasta, Chayan, Chayka, Chela, Chiana, Chiara, China, Chita, Chuma, Chyna, Ciana, Ciara, Claea, Clara, Daya, Enaya, Fraya, Haya, Inaya, Jaya, Kaya, Maya, Phanya, Raya, Rhaya, Shadya, Taya and Thalya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chaya.

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