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Maya 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 has 3 variant forms: Maiya, Miah and Miya.
For more information, see also related names Maeja, May and Maia.
Baby names that sound like Maya are Mya, Moya, Mayah, Maye and Meya.
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Popularity of Maya
Maya is a very popular first name for women (#1164 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5815 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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