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Meaning and Name Origin

Enya \e-nya, en-ya\ as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Enya is "kernel". Variant of Eithne. Also possibly means "fire". Enya is the name of an Irish pop singer.


Enya has 2 variants: Aenya and Ennya.

Enya has 10 more alternative forms via Eithne: Aine, Eitna, Ena, Ethenia, Ethna, Ethnah, Ethnea, Ethnee, Ethni and Etna.


Enya is an uncommon first name for women. Enya is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Enya and corresponding names. Aine, Ena and Etna are the prominent alternative forms of Enya (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 and is now lower, with the version Ena becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ena, Etna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Enya is alike in pronunciation to Aanya, Ana, Anaya, Ania, Aniya, Anna, Anya, Anyu, Eanna, Eena, Enaya, Euna, Ina, Inaya, Inya, Ionya, Una, Unna and Yna. Other recommended similar baby names are Ema, Emma, Enda, Enyd and Enza. These names tend to be more commonly used than Enya.