Think Baby Names - logo
Home > Maya

Maya meaning, girlMaya

Save Maya to list (0)

pinWhat does Maya mean?

Maya /maya/ as a girls' 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 5 variants: Maia, Maiya, Miah, Miya and Mya.

Affiliated girl names: Maeja and May.

Maya has 46 more alternative forms via Amalia, Mai, Mary: Amalya, Mair, Maire, Maj, Mal, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Mavra, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Mimi, Moira, Moll, Morag and Moya.

Kreatif forms: Malya, Mauya. [more]

pinHow popular is Maya?

Maya is a very popular first name for females (#1164 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4520 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Maya for girls. Maya entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is currently at #74. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maya name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maya outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Maya and associated names. Amalia (#884 via latest list), Mai, Maia (#626), Maiya, Malia (#345), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#695), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariam (#568), Marian, Marie (#579), Marin, Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maryann, Maryjo, Maura, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Miah (#622), Mimi, Miya (#903), Moira and Mya (#141) are the popular related forms of Maya (#74 via latest list) appearing in the Top 1000. These relations of Maya were favored by parents during 1880-1889 (median #759) and are almost as popular today (#795, 15%). Mary has been the recurring favorite, though Malia has gained in usage over time, while versions like May are now somewhat dated.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maya, Amalia, Mai, Maia, Maiya in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maren in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maryjo, Maura, May, Mayme, Maymie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mayra, Miah, Mimi, Miya, Moira, Mya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maya, Maria, Mariam, Mary, Mya outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Thinking of names?

Maya is alike in pronunciation to Mae, Maiah, Maiyah, Mayah, Maye, Mea, Mei, Meya, Mia, Mo and Moia. Other suggested similar baby names are Aanya, Alaya, Amya, Anaya, Arya, Asya, Damya, Danya, Datya, Daya, Galya, Haya, Jaya, Kaeya, Katya, Kaya, Lalya, Liya, Maci, Macy, Mada, Mady, Mahra, Maiga, Maira, Maja, Maji, Mala, Malea, Mali, Malka, Malva, Manda, Marga, Marna, Marnya, Mart, Marta, Maryam, Maryan, Mata, Matha, Maud, Mayda, Mayde, Maygan, Maysa, Mera, Mesa, Mina, Mira, Moyna, Moyra, Muna, Myka, Myra, Nadya, Nya, Orya, Panya, Raya, Rhaya, Taya and Toya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maya.