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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.


Variations

Maya has 5 variant forms: Maia, Maiya, Miah, Miya and Mya.

For more information, see also related girl names Maeja and May.


Popularity

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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amalia, Mai, Maia, Maiya, Mary, May, Maya, Miah, Miya, Mya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maia, Maiya, Mary, Maya, Miah outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Miya, Mya outside U.S.


Similar Names

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.

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