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What does Soraya mean?

Soraya \s(o)-ra-ya\ as a girls' name is pronounced sor-RYE-ah. It is of Persian and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Soraya is "gem, jewel". From Thurayya. Name of the Pleiades star cluster (see Pleiade). In Greek mythology they are the Seven Sisters, daughters of Atlas. In Japanese the name is known as Subaru, the name of the car manufacturer. Soraya is also sometimes used to describe a chandelier. Queen Soraya was the second wife of the last Shah of Iran.


Variations

Soraya has 2 variants: Soreeyah and Subaru.

Soraya has 3 more related variations via Thurayya: Surayya, Surayyah and Thuraia.


Popularity

Soraya is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2769 out of 4276, Top 65%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Soraya for girls. Soraya has not made it into the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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


Similar Names

Soraya is pronounced similarly to Saraia, Zoraya and Zorya. Other recommended similar baby names are Sharaya and Sheraya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Soraya.

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