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pinWhat does Raya mean?

Raya /raya/ as a girls' name is pronounced RAY-ah. It is of Israeli origin, and the meaning of Raya is "friend".

Related girl name: Raina.


Kreatif forms: Raeya, Riaya. [more]

pinHow popular is Raya?

Raya is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#5653 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

The only prominent alternative form of Raya (not in Top 1000) is Raina (#960 from recent data). Adoption of this relation of Raya was well-received among parents in the year 2011 (#738) and is somewhat less today (#960, 84.7% less), with Raina becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Raya and corresponding names. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

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

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

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Raya is pronounced similarly to Rae, Ray, Raye, Rea, Ree, Rei, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other recommended similar baby names are Daya, Haya, Jaya, Kaya, Lalya, Maya, Moya, Mya, Nadya, Rafa, Raja, Rama, Rana, Rasya, Ravyn, Rayla, Rayma, Rayna, Razi, Rena, Reyba, Reyna, Talya, Tanya and Taya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raya.