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Meaning and name origin

Marya \m(a)-rya, mar-ya\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marya is "star of the sea". Marya is a variant of Maria (Latin): variant for Mary used in English-speaking countries in the 18th century, and popular with both Spanish and non-Spanish cultures.


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


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marya and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maria (#115), Mary (#120), Mariah (#136), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Moriah (#977), Mayra, Maura and Moira. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mary, Mariah, Marie, Mara, Moriah, Mayra, Maura, Moira in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Moriah, Moira outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marya is also pronounced similarly to Maery, Mahra, Maira, Marah, Maraya, Mari, Marra, Meara, Mera, Mira, Mireya, Mirra, Mora, Moria and Myra. Other suggested similar baby names are Darya, Maiya, Manya, Mare, Marfa, Marga, Marja, Marla, Marna, Marnya, Marta, Marva, Maryam, Maryan, Maryk, Maryka, Maryl, Maryn, Marys, Marysa, Maya, Varya and Zarya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marya.