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What does Mya mean?

Mya Pronunciation of Mya [mya] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Mya means "great; mother". Mya is a variant form of Maia (Greek): also (Maori) "brave warrior". Mya is also a form of Maya (Spanish, Hindi, Russian): in Spanish, short variant of Amalia.

Associated with: greek, great.


Mya has 8 variants: Maiah, Maiya, May, Mayah, Miah, Miya, Moia and Moya.

4 more related forms via Maia, Maya: Maaja, Maj, Maja and Moja.

Creative forms:
(female) Mla, Mysa, ..

(male) Me, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mya Emory (M.E.), ..

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)

Mya entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #98 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #146 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mya name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Mya (#146 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Maya (#69 from current records), Maia (#556), Miah (#615), Miya (#966), Mayah (#1363), Maiya (#1537), May (#1658) and Maja. Adoption of these relations of Mya reached its apex in the year 2006 (adoption of 0.7%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.5%, 22%), but with the form May falling out of fashion. Maia, Miah, Miya and Maya are four of the more chic names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mya, Maia, Maiya, May, Maya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayah, Miah, Miya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mya is alike in pronunciation to Mae, Mai, Maiyah, Maye, Mea, Mei, Meya, Mia and Mo. Other recommended names are Aya, Myka, Myla, Myra and Nya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mya.

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