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Meaning and name origin
Maya \ma-ya\ as a girl's name is pronounced MYE-ah. It is of Spanish, Hindi and Russian origin. In Spanish, short form of Amalia. In Hindi, from Sanskrit, meaning "dream, illusion". In Russian, a form of Mary. A star constellation. See also Mai.
Maya is a very popular first name for females (#1164 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5815 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maya for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maya and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amalia, Mai, Maia, Maiya, Mary, May, Maya, Miah, Miya and Mya. (2015 statistics).
Maya is also pronounced similarly to Mae, Maiah, Maiyah, Mayah, Maye, Mea, Meya, Mia, Moia and Moya. Other suggested similar baby names are Daya, Haya, Jaya, Kaya, Mada, Maja, Mala, Manya, Mara, Marya, Mata, Mayda, Mayra, Maysa, Raya and Taya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maya.
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