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Raya 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 name Raina.
Baby names that sound like Raya are Ray, Raye, Rhaya, Reya and Roya. Other similar baby names are Haya, Daya, Jaya, Kaya, Maya, Rayna, Rayma, Rafa, Raja, Rama, Rana, Rayla, Rasya and Taya.
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Popularity of Raya
Raya is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8255 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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