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Girl Name: Soraya

Name: Soraya
Pronunciation: \s(o)-ra-ya\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: princess
Origin: Persian
Related Names: Thurayya
Sounds Like: Zoraya, Saroya, Saraia, Surayya, Zorya
Variant forms: Soreeyah
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2769


Soraya \s(o)-ra-ya\ as a girl's name is pronounced sor-RYE-ah. It is of Farsi and Persian origin, and the meaning of Soraya is "princess". Variant of Sarah. The first wife of the last Shah of Iran.

Soraya has 1 variant form: Soreeyah.

For more information, see also the related name Thurayya.

Baby names that sound like Soraya are Zoraya, Saroya, Saraia, Surayya and Zorya.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Soraya.


Soraya is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2769 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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