Name Maya

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Maya

Maya is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Maya

The name Maya derived from a Hindu goddess, she is the mother of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Maya is as well of Hebrew and Old Japanese origin. Besides, Maya is considered a diminutive of the biblical name Maria.

Meaning of Maya

Maya means “illusion” or “deceit” in Indian (from Sanskrit “māyā/माया”) and “water” (from Hebrew “máyim/מַיִם”). In Old Japanese Maya means “golden curl”. Derived from Maria, Maya means “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one”, “beloved” and “wished for child”.

Pronunciation of Maya

Variants of the name Maya

Maia Maja Maïa

Maya in the categories

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Name Statistic: Maya is ranked #26 overall ↑ 4

  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 22 ↑ 1
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 31 ↑ 9
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 33 ↔ 0
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 35 ↑ 5
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 35 ↑ 1
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 37 ↓ -5
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 44 ↑ 7
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 45 ↑ 2
  • 🇫🇷 France: 53 ↑ 2
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 54 ↑ 1
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 54 ↓ -13
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 58 ↓ -4
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 61 ↓ -1
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 65 ↑ 7
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 67 ↑ 5
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 69 ↑ 35
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 115 ↓ -7
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 121 ↓ -1
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 123 ↑ 2

Maya in the Top 50 Names

Name Maya

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