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What does Thurayya mean?

Thurayya Pronunciation of Thurayya [thu-rayya] as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Thurayya is "star". Refers to the Pleiades.

Associated with: arabic, star.


Thurayya has 4 variants: Soraya, Surayya, Surayyah and Thuraia.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Thurayya Valencia (T.V.), ..

How popular is Thurayya?

Thurayya is an unusual first name for women. Thurayya is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Soraya (#1230 via latest list) is the only popular varying form of Thurayya (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. This form of Thurayya was popular as a birth name less than a decade ago (#1120) and is almost as common today. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Soraya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Chanya, Chaya, Fraya, Granya, Maraya, Phanya, Rhaya, Shadya, Shalaya, Sharaya, Shaya, Sheraya, Talya, Tanaya, Tanya, Taralyn, Tarnya, Taryna, Tasya, Taura, Taurina, Taya, Tayla, Telayna, Tenaya, Teralyn, Terasa, Terrya (see Theresa), Teryna (see Terena), Thada, Thadda, Thaisa, Thalassa, Thalia, Thalya, Thamara, Thamarra, Thana, Therena, Theresa, Theressa, Therma, Thermia, Thersa, Thirsa, Thirshka, Thirza, Thomasa, Thora, Thordia, Thursa, Thurza, Thyra, Titanya, Toulya, Tracy, Treya, Tulya, Tuwyla, Uranya, Zhanaya (see Zhane) and Zoraya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thurayya.

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