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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 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.
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).
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