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Meaning and name origin

Raya \ra-ya\ as a girl's name is pronounced RAY-ah. It is of Israeli origin, and the meaning of Raya is "friend".

For more information, see also the related girl name Raina.


Raya is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8255 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Raya for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Raya and related names. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Raina and Raya. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raina, Raya outside U.S.

Similar Names

Raya is also pronounced similarly to Rae, Ray, Raye, Rea, Reya, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Roya and Rye. Other suggested similar baby names are Daya, Haya, Jaya, Kaya, Maya, Rafa, Raja, Rama, Rana, Rasya, Rayla, Rayma, Rayna and Taya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raya.


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