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Girl Name: Maya

Name: Maya
Pronunciation: \ma-ya\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: dream, illusion
Origin: Spanish
Related Names: Maeja, May, Maia
Sounds Like: Mya, Moya, Mayah, Maye, Meya
Variant forms: Maiya, Miah, Miya
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1164
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5815


Maya \ma-ya\ as a girl's 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.

Maya has 3 variant forms: Maiya, Miah and Miya.

For more information, see also related names Maeja, May and Maia.

Baby names that sound like Maya are Mya, Moya, Mayah, Maye and Meya.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Maya.


Maya is a very popular first name for women (#1164 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5815 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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