What 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 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]
How 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)
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.
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.