Amaya

Amaya - A very unique female name



  Aug 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Amaya, meaning night rain, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1982 on position #3262. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Amaya and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Amaya? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Amaya. The baby girl name Amaya was given to 1,430 baby girls in 2012, ranking #215 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 988 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Amaya peaked in popularity 16 years ago in 2003 on position 180.



Famous with this name

Mario Amaya
Amaya Merino
Rafael Amaya


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Amaya is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Amaya is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #67 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #608.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Amaya is where you live.


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Amaya origin and meaning

Amaya is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means night rain. To see famous people named Amaya, pop culture references for the name Amaya and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Amaya

We've found the following names that sound similar to Amaya, sorted by popularity.

Anna / Amy / Ann / Anne / Annie / Ana / Aimee / Aniyah / Amie / Aniya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012215
2011213
2010225
2009202
2008197
2007204
2006215
2005226
2004209
2003180
2002282
2001297
2000197
1999401
19981523
19971851
19962054
19953004
19943554
19934185
19893568
19873535
19823262

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico67
Rhode Island127
Arizona135
Nevada137
Connecticut143
New York143
Washington151
Colorado155
Florida159
New Jersey161
Virginia172
California187
Hawaii191
Delaware207
Pennsylvania214
Mississippi215
Wisconsin220
Kansas221
Texas222
Illinois225
Maryland232
Ohio243
Indiana255
Idaho256
Massachusetts277
Georgia285
Louisiana302
Michigan303
North Carolina305
South Carolina312
Oregon322
Oklahoma378
Nebraska386
Utah402
Tennessee426
Minnesota429
Kentucky458
Missouri470
Arkansas515
Iowa529
Alabama608

Even more about Amaya


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Amaya a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Amaya?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2003
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Amaya
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 988
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1982
2012 births +1,430

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