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What does Maya mean?

Maya Pronunciation of Maya as a girls' name is pronounced MYE-ah. It is of Spanish, Hindi and Russian origin. In Spanish, short form of Amalia. In Hindi, from Sanskrit, meaning "dream, illusion". In Russian, a form of Mary. A star constellation. See also Mai. Also form of May.


ASSOCIATED WITH russian, dream


VARIANTS Maia, Maiya, Miah, Miya, Mya


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA AMALIA, MAI, MARY Amalya, Mair, Maire, Maj, Mal, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Mavra, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Mimi, Moira, Moll, Morag, Moya



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How popular is Maya?

Maya is a very popular first name for females (#1164 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4520 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Maya entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is currently at #61. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Amalia (#593 VIA LATEST LIST), Mai, Maia (#502), Maiya (#1681), Malia (#254), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#681), Maree, Maren (#607), Maria (#116), Mariam (#548), Marian (#1210), Marie (#576), Marin (#1382), Marita, Marla, Marlo (#1980), Mary (#126), Maryann (#1934), Maryjo, Maura (#1576), May (#1645), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1501), Miah (#819), Mimi, Miya (#1129), Moira (#1606) and Mya (#197) are the popular related forms of Maya (#61) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Maya were favored by parents during 1910-1919 (MEDIAN #1418) and have become significantly less popular since (#1272, 87%). Mary has been the recurring favorite, though Miah has gained in usage over time, while versions like Marla are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maya, Amalia, Mai, Maia, Maiya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryann, Maryjo, Maura, May, Mayme in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maymie, Mayra, Miah, Mimi, Miya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moira, Mya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maya, Maria, Mariam, Mary, Mya outside U.S.

Similar Names

Maya is alike in pronunciation to Mae, Maiah, Maiyah, May, Mayah, Maye, Mea, Mei, Meya, Mia, Mo, Moia and Moya. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aanya, Amya, Anaya, Asya, Damya, Danya, Darya, Daya, Haya, Jaya, Joya, Kaeya, Kaya, Liya, Macy, Mada, Maeja, Magda, Mahra, Maisa, Maja, Mala, Malea, Mali, Malva, Manda, Manya, Mara, Marfa, Marg, Marra, Mart, Marya, Maryam, Maryan, Maryn, Masha, Mata, Maura, Maxi, Mayda, Mayde, Mayra, Maysa, Melya, Meta, Mila, Mina, Moana, Moyra, Muna, Myra, Nadya, Nasya, Nya, Panya, Raya, Reya, Rhaya, Talya, Taya and Toya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maya.