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What does Marya mean?

Marya \m(a)-rya, mar-ya\ as a name for girls means "star of the sea". Marya is a derivative of Maria (Latin). 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 24 more related forms via Maria, Mary: Malia, Manya, Mare, Maren, Mariam, Marian, Marika, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Mavra, May and Moya.


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)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Marya and affiliated names. Maria (#115 a year ago), Mary (#120), Mariah (#136), Malia (#345), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Moriah (#977), May, Maura, Moira, Maryjo, Mayra, Marita, Marian, Maren, Marin, Marla, Marlo and Maryann are the popular alternative forms of Marya (#unlisted). These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are somewhat less popular today, with versions like Moriah, Mayra, Marie, May and Maura becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariah (#136) and Malia (#345) are four of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, with Mariah having a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mara, Maren, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marin, Marita in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryann, Maryjo, Maura, May, Mayra, 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, Maira, Marah, Maraya, Mari, Marra, Meara, Mera, Mira, Mireya, Mirra, Mora, Moria and Myra. Other suggested similar baby names are Darya, Maiya, Marfa, Marga, Marna, Marnya, Marta, Marva, Maryam, Maryan, Maryk, Maryka, Maryl, Maryn, Marys, Maya, Varya and Zarya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marya.