What 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.
Associated with: israeli.
(female) Raba, Rala, ..
(male) Raby, Rayaby, .. Middle name pairings:
Raya Estella (R.E.), ..
How 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)
Raya was first listed in 2003 and reached its peak rank of #1214 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. The only other prominent alternative form of Raya (#1214 from recent data) is Raina (#924 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Raya was well-received among parents 4 years ago (average #997) and is almost as conventional today. Raina is the firm favorite.
Raya is pronounced similarly to Rae▼, Ray▼, Raye, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rey, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other recommended names are Aalya, Alaya▲, Alya, Anya, Asya, Danya, Darya, Dasya, Datya, Daya, Fanya, Haya, Jaya, Kaya, Lalya, Maiya, Manya, Maya▲, Miya▲, Moya, Mya, Nadya, Nya, Panya, Rafa, Raja, Rama, Rana, Ranae, Ranna, Rasya, Ravyn, Rayann, Rayla, Rayma, Rayna▲, Rayne▲, Razi, Razia, Rena▼, Reyba, Reyna▲, Rhyan, Riayn, Rica, Rina, Riva, Roza, Rupa, Ruza, Ryana, Samya, Shaya, Talya, Tanya▼, Tasya and Taya▲. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raya.See names in meaning and etymology.