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Maya Meaning


What does Maya mean?

The name Maya is of Hindi origin.

The meaning of Maya is "illusion, G-d's power".

It is also of Greek origin, where its meaning is "mother".

Maya is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced May-a.

The Given Name Maya

Maya is a form of Maia. See Maia for further details.

Embraced by many parents, the name Maya, is one of warmth and grace.

Memorable yet sweet, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Maya is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Maya Angelou, Maya Moore, and Maya Rudolph.

Maya Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 61 in baby name popularity for girls with 3,882 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 60 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,028 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Maya has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Maya Name Popularity Page.

Maya Related Names

Maya is a form of Maia.

Famous Mayas

  • Maya Angelou ~ Writer
  • Maya Moore ~ Basketball Player
  • Maya Rudolph ~ Actress

Maya Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Maya.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Maya are often generous and guarded but most of all they are read more >>

Maya Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Maya in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Maya.

Just for fun, see the name Maya in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Maya in Nautical Flags page.