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What does Marya mean?

Marya /ma-rya/ as a name for girls. Marya's name origin is Latin, and the name Marya means "star of the sea". Marya is a version of Maria (Latin) with the suffix -ya. Marya is also a derivative of Mary (Latin).


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

Marya has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Meerya, Morya, ..

(male) Mary, Maryago, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Maria (#115 a year ago), Mary (#120), Mariah (#136), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Moriah (#977), Maren (#1153), Maritza (#1203), Marian (#1264), Mariela (#1358), Marin (#1402), Maura (#1410), Mayra (#1411), Marion (#1539), Maryann (#1574), May (#1581), Moira (#1672), Marylou, Mariann, Maree, Mame, Mamie, Marylin, Mayme, Maryjo, Marika, Marita, Mariska, Marla, Marlo, Marilla, Maryanne, Mariel 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 0.86%, down 91%), with versions like Mariela becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariam and Mara are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Marya and affiliated names. (2014 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.