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What does Jaya mean?

Jaya Pronunciation of Jaya [jaya] as a girls' name is pronounced JAY-ah. It is of Hindi origin, and the meaning of Jaya is "victorious". Mythology: a Buddhist female deity and one of the names of the wife of Shiva.

Affiliated girl names: Jae and Jay.

Associated with: victorious, mythology.


Creative forms:
(female) Jeoya, Joaya, ..

(male) Jahar, Jaly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jaya Austin (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jaya?

Jaya is an unusual first name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#135837 out of 150436, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jaya entered the list in 2000 and reached its apex rank of #1300 in the U.S. in 2003, and is at #1626 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. The only other popular alternative form of Jaya (#1626 in 2015) is Jay. Adoption of these relations of Jaya was common a decade ago and is almost as widespread today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaya, Jay in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jaya is pronounced similarly to Gia, Gioya, Ja-, Jaye, Je-, Jeh, Jey, Jioia, Jioya, Joey, Joi, Joia, Joie, Joy, Joya and Joye. Other suggested similar names are Aanya, Alya, Amaya, Asya, Aya, Brya, Chaya, Dalya, Dasya, Daya, Enaya, Galya, Haya, Inaya, Jada, Jadra, Jady, Jael, Jaida, Jaima, Jalea, Jalyn, Jama, Jamia, Jan, Jana, Janae, Janaya, Jane, Janea, Jania, Janka, Jayda, Jayel, Jayla, Jaylah, Jaylan, Jayna, Jayni, Jena, Joda, Jyl, Kaeya, Katya, Kaya, Leya, Liya, Manya, Maya, Meya, Miya, Mya, Panya, Raya, Rhaya, Tanya, Taya, Vanya and Zoya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jaya.

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