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Pronunciation

maɪə

Origin

English, Hebrew

Meaning

Short and definitely sweet, Maya is a name with multiple meanings. It could come from the name of a Greek goddess, Maia, mother of the wing-footed Hermes, the messenger of the gods. Alternatively, it could be associated with the Persian word for “generous”, or from Hindu mythology. Whichever origin you want to associate with this name, it is undeniably very cute!

Rank in the year 2015

Maya was ranked #168 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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