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What does Nayad mean?

Nayad Pronunciation of Nayad [nayad] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Nayad means "water nymph". Nayad is a version of Naida (Greek).

Associated with: greek, water, nymph (goddess).


Nayad has 2 variants: Naiad and Nyad.

4 more different relations via Naida: Naia, Naiada, Niada and Nyada.

Creative forms:
(female) Nayado, Nazad, ..

(male) Nayne, Nayni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nayad Martina (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nayad?

Nayad is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Nayad is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Nayad (not ranked) are Naida and Naia. These relations of Nayad were at the apex of their popularity in 2003 (median #1981). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Naia, Naida in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nayad and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Nada, Nadya, Nana, Nasya, Nata, Nava, Nya and Nyah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nayad.

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