Name Maya Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Maya


Maya is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Maya?

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

What does the name Maya mean?

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

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Popularity of the name Maya

The name Maya is ranked #25 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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