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What does Anaya mean?

Anaya Pronunciation of Anaya as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Anaya is "care, protection". Islamic name and variant of Inaya.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, protection (defender)


VARIANTS Anayeh, Enaya

RELATIONS VIA INAYA Einaye, Inayaat, Iynaia

(female) Acaya, ..

(male) Anama, ..

Anaya Yvette (A.Y.), ..

How popular is Anaya?

Anaya is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#1894 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Anaya entered the list in 1997 and reached its apex position of #395 in the U.S. in 2016, and is at #424 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anaya name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Inaya (#1428 FROM RECENT DATA) is the only other prominent varying form of Anaya (#424) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Inayaat, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Anaya was widespread among parents less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.05%) and has remained as conventional to this day (USAGE 0.05%, 3%). Anaya is the most chic name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anaya, Inaya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Anaya is alike in pronunciation to Aanya, Aina, Aiyana, Ana, Anais, Aniyah, Annah, Annais, Anny, Anya, Anyu, Auina, Ena, Ennya, Enya, Iana, Ina, Inya, Ioana, Ionya, Juana, Unagh, Unah, Yna and Yoana. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adara, Alala, Alaya, Alayah, Aliya, Amaia, Amala, Amalya, Amara, Amata, Amaya, Amiya, Amya, Anaca, Anafa, Anahi, Anaka, Ananda, Anani, Anath, Anayas, Anda, Anela, Angla, Anica, Anima, Anina, Anisa, Anka, Annaka, Annda, Anona, Antalya, Antia, Arava, Ariya, Arya, Asya, Atara, Avana, Daya, Fraya, Haya, Indya, Jaya, Maya, Raya, Shaya, Tanaya and Taya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anaya.

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