What does Mya mean?
Mya /mya/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Mya's name origin is Greek, and the name Mya means "great; mother". Mya is a variant form, with the suffix -ya, of Maia (Greek): also (Maori) "brave warrior". Mya is also a form of Maya (Spanish, Hindi, Russian): in Spanish, short variant of Amalia.
How popular is Mya?
Mya is an uncommon given name for females. Mya is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Mya for girls. Mya entered the list in 1997 and reached its apex position of #98 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #141 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Mya (#141 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Maya (#74 the previous year), Miah (#622), Maia (#626), Miya (#903), May, Maiya and Maja. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in the year 2013 (usage of 0.338%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3293%, ▼2.6%), but with the form May becoming less fashionable. Miah (#622), Maya (#74), Maia (#626) and Mya (#141) are four of the more chic names for newborns in this list. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Mya and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mya▲ is alike in pronunciation to Mae▼, Mai▼, Maye▼, Mea, Mei, Meya, Mia▲ and Mo. Other recommended similar baby names are Aya, Myka, Myla▲, Myra▼ and Nya▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mya.