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, Top 27%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5815 out of 88799, Top 7%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maya for girls. Maya reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. in 2006 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maya and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maya (#74), Mary (#120), Mya (#141), Miah (#622), Maia (#626), Amalia (#884), Miya (#903), May, Maiya and Mai. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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.