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What does Marya mean?

Marya Pronunciation of Marya [marya] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the name Marya means "star of the sea". Marya is a version of Maria (Latin). Marya is also a derivative of Mary (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Marya has 10 variants: Mara, Maree, Mariah, Marie, Maura, Mayra, Mayria, Moira, Moraiah and Moriah.

54 more related forms via Maria, Mary: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mare, Marella, Maren, Maretta, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Mariel, Mariela, Marika, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Maryann, Maryanne, Marybel, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Marylou, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maure, Maurita, Mavra, May, Mayme, Miriam, Morag, Moya and Murial.

Creative forms:
(female) Merrya, Merya, ..

(male) Malyr, Masta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marya Lakelyn (M.L.), ..

How popular is Marya?

Marya is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2748 out of 4276, Top 64%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Maria (#109 a year ago), Mary (#124), Mariah (#155), Miriam (#294), Mariana (#296), Malia (#313), Marilyn (#426), Mariam (#563), Marie (#564), Mara (#739), Moriah (#976), Marian (#1104), Maren (#1113), Maritza (#1201), Mayra (#1275), Marin (#1471), Maura (#1490), Marion (#1527), Mariela (#1560), Moira (#1645), May (#1658), Maryann (#1809), Mariel (#1839), Mariann, Marylou, Maree, Mame, Mamie, Marylin, Mayme, Maryjo, Marita, Mariska, Marika, Marla, Marlo, Marilla, Maryanne and Marylee are the popular alternative forms of Marya (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Marya were at the height of their popularity a century ago (usage of 10%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.88%, down 91%), with versions like Mayra becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariam and Mara are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana, Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Mariela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marika, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryann, Maryanne, Maryjo, Marylee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylin, Marylou, Maura, May, Mayme in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayra, Miriam, Moira, Moriah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marya is alike in pronunciation to Maery, Mahra, Mairi, Maraya, Mari, Marra, Meara, Meera, Mera, Merah, Merri, Merry, Mira, Mirah, Mireya, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moraia, Moria, Moyra, Myrah, Myree and Myriah. Other suggested similar names are Darya, Dasya, Hadya, Haya, Jaya, Kasya, Katrya, Kaya, Maaja, Mada, Maia, Maiya, Marcy, Marfa, Marga, Margi, Margy, Marina, Marit, Marjy, Marna, Marne, Marnia, Marnya, Marsia, Marta, Martia, Marty, Marva, Maryam, Maryan, Maryk, Maryka, Maryl, Marylea, Maryn, Marys, Maxy, Maya, Mayah, Maye, Merla, Morysa (see Marisa), Murna, Orya, Tanya, Tarnya, Taya, Varya and Zarya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marya.

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