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What does Raya mean?

Raya Pronunciation of Raya as a girls' name is pronounced RAY-ah. It is of Israeli origin, and the meaning of Raya is "friend". Also form of Raina.






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How popular is Raya?

Raya is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#5653 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Raya was first listed in 2003 and reached its peak rank of #1035 in the U.S. in the year 2017, and is presently at #1139. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Raya (#1139 FROM RECENT DATA) is Raina (#812). Adoption of these relations of Raya was well-received among parents 1 year ago (AVERAGE #905) and has remained as conventional to this day. Raina is the firm favorite, though Raya has gained in popularity over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raya, Raina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Raya is pronounced similarly to Rae, Ray, Raye, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rey, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aalya, Alaya, Alya, Anya, Asya, Danya, Darya, Dasya, Datya, Daya, Fanya, Haya, Jaya, Kaya, Lalya, Maiya, Manya, Maya, Miya, Moya, Mya, Nadya, Nya, Panya, Rafa, Raja, Rama, Rana, Ranae, Ranna, Rasya, Ravyn, Rayann, Rayla, Rayma, Rayna, Rayne, Razi, Razia, Rena, Reyba, Reyna, Rhyan, Riayn, Rica, Rina, Riva, Roza, Rupa, Ruza, Ryana, Samya, Shaya, Talya, Tanya, Tasya and Taya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raya.

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