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What does Haya mean?

Haya Pronunciation of Haya [haya] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Haya means "life, animal". Haya is a version of Chava (Hebrew): can also mean "living being". Haya is also a form of Hava (Hebrew).

Associated with: life.


6 related forms via Chava, Hava: Ava, Chaba, Chaya, Chayka, Eva and Kaija.

Creative forms:
(female) Hada, Hayya, ..

(male) Halal, Haro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Haya Lola (H.L.), ..

How popular is Haya?

Haya is an unusual given name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#100663 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Haya (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000 are Ava (#4 the previous year), Chava, Chaya (#758) and Eva (#75). These relations of Haya were favored in 2007 (average #708) and have remained as common to this day (#709, 5.3% less usage). Eva has been the most prominent, though Chaya has grown popular as well over time. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ava, Eva outside U.S.

Similar Names

Haya is alike in pronunciation to Hy. Other suggested similar names are Aanya, Alaya, Alya, Amaya, Amya, Anaya, Batya, Brya, Dalya, Danya, Dasya, Daya, Enya, Fanya, Fraya, Hadiya, Hadya, Hafsa, Hafza, Haifa, Hajar, Hajra, Hala, Halah, Halea, Halia, Halma, Hana, Hanae, Hanan, Hania, Hanja, Hanna, Hany, Hat, Hayfa, Haylea, Hazal, Heda, Hema, Hiba, Huda, Inaya, Inya, Jaya, Joya, Kasya, Kaya, Lalya, Leya, Liya, Maiya, Manya, Maya, Miya, Moya, Mya, Nadya, Nasya, Nya, Panya, Rasya, Raya, Reya, Rhaya, Roya, Samya, Shaya, Talya, Tanya, Tasya, Taya, Toya and Vanya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Haya.

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