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Girl Names Ending with -yah

Yah ending baby names and what they mean, with 28 results. -yah names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2012 (ADOPTION OF 0.68%) and are almost as common today (ADOPTION 0.6%, 12%), but with names like Nyah becoming less trendy. The most fashionable girl names in this list are Alayah (#530), Aliyah (#160), Amiyah (#276), Ariyah (#348) and Jaliyah (#605), while Sayah (TOP 57%) and Trayah (71%) are popular -yah last names.

-yah names

Aaliyah - Mayah | Natanyah - Umniyah

Aaliyah - Mayah

Aliya and variants

Aliyah, Aleeyah, Aaliyah
Forms of Aliya. Based on Hebrew. "Exalted, sublime." Aleyah is also a moderately common baby name.


Form of Alaia. Based on Arabic, Hebrew, Basque. "Exalted, sublime; to ascend; joyful." Amayah and Atayah are creative variations. See also Alah.


Form of Amiya. Possibly derived from the Sanskrit word .. Common, with the androgynous -ah suffix for Amiyah, like Ameerah. See also Amicah.


Var. of Ania. Based on Polish, Slavic. "He (God) has favored me." Prevalent, with the androgynous -ah ending for Aniyah, like Achsah. See also Anayeh.


Var. of Aria. Based on Hebrew. "Lioness." Prevalent. Ariyah, like Addiah, Adrienah, has the common -ah ending. See also Aliyah.

Var. of Asia. Stems fr. Greek. "Sunrise." Rare, but Asyah is comparable to popular surnames Armah (UPPER 65%), Ansah (35%), which also end with -ah. See also Ashiah.

Hannyah, Hanniyah, Haniyah, Chaniyah
Forms of Hania. From Hebrew, Arabic elements. "A place to rest." Not Top 2000 names.

Hanyah, Chanyah
Var. of Chanya. Stems fr. Hebrew language. "Grace of the Lord." Rare, with the -ah suffix for Chanyah, Hanyah, like Hannyah, Hanniyah.

Dalyah, Daliyah
Forms of Dalia. Stems fr. Arabic, Hebrew languages. "Gentle; slender branch, tendril." Scarce as baby names, but Daliyah and Dalyah are similar to the more familiar Aaliyah.

Var. of Datya. Stems fr. Hebrew element. "Belief in God." Not that prominent as a birth name. See also Dalyah.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -yah names: Aaliyah, Alayah, Aleeyah, Aliyah, Amiyah

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -yah names: Aniyah, Ariyah, Jaliyah, Mayah

Form of Daya. Based on Hebrew. "Bird of prey." Dayal, Dayao are common last names. See also Darah.

Var. of Emilia. Source fr. Latin language. "Rival; laborious; eager." Rare. Emilyah is not listed in the US Census.

Form of Geila. Source fr. Hebrew. "Joy." Unusual. Geiliyah (compare Geulah) ends with the androgynous -ah. See also Giliah.

Form of Gilia. Stems fr. Hebrew language. "Joy of the Lord." Unique, with the -ah suffix for Giliyah, like Gilah, Galilah. See also Geiliya.

Var. of Hadiya. Derived fr. Arabic word. "Gift." Rare. Haadiyah, similar to Habibah, Hadasah, has the common -ah ending.

Var. of Hedia. From Hebrew word. "Jehovah's echo." Rather unusual as a baby name. See also Heda.


Form of Ja-. Derivative of American element. Combination of the Ja prefix with .. Jaliyah became more trendy in 2018, gaining +16 rankings as a baby name to reach #605.

Var. of Latoya. Source fr. Spanish element. "Victorious one." Latoyah is not a Top 2000 name.

Var. of Maiya. Root fr. Japanese element. "Rice valley." Not in Top 2000. See also Maiah.


Form of Maia. Stems fr. Greek. "Great; mother." Mayah became less trendy last year, falling -192 positions as a birth name to reach #1729. See also Dayah.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -yah names for girls.

1. Aaliyah - Mayah
Aliya [Aliyah, Aleeyah, Aaliyah], Alaia [Alayah], Amiya [Amiyah], Ania [Aniyah], Aria [Ariyah], Asia [Asyah], Hania [Hannyah, Haniyah, Hanniyah, Chaniyah], Chanya [Hanyah, Chanyah], Dalia [Dalyah, Daliyah], Datya [Datyah], Daya [Dayah], Emilia [Emilyah], Geila [Geiliyah], Gilia [Giliyah], Hadiya [Haadiyah], Hedia [Hedyah], Ja- [Jaliyah], Latoya [Latoyah], Maiya [Maiyah], Maia [Mayah]

Nathania [Natanyah], Nia [Nyah], Safiyah, Sha- [Sharayah], Soraya [Soreeyah], Thurayya [Surayyah], Tanya [Tonyah], Umnia [Umniyah]

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