What does Maya mean?
Maya \ma-ya\ 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 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.
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 (#5815 out of 88799, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Maya and associated names. Amalia (#884 a year ago), 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 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are almost as popular today, but with versions like Marie, Maura, May, Mayme and Mayra becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Maia (#626), Mara (#695), Mariam (#568), Maya (#74) and Miah (#622). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Maya▲ is alike in pronunciation to Mae▼, Maiah, Maiyah, Mayah, Maye▼, Mea, Meya, Mia▲ and Moia. Other suggested similar baby names are Daya, Haya, Jaya, Kaya▼, Mada, Maja, Mala, Mata, Mayda, Maysa, Raya and Taya▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maya.