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pinWhat does Enya mean?

Enya /enya/ [3 sylls.] 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.

Kreatif forms: Eienya, Enyaei, Enyaeu. [more]

pinHow popular is Enya?

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 (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Forms like Ethni are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.138%) and is now lower, with the version Ena becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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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.