Aya

Aya - A very unique female name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Aya, meaning colorful or bird, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1977 on position #2704. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Aya and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Aya? 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 Aya. The baby girl name Aya was given to 205 baby girls in 2012, ranking #987 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,894 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Aya peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 987.



Famous with this name

Aya Hisakawa
Aya Veirov
Aya Wolf


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Aya is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Aya is currently topping the baby name charts in Michigan at position #412 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,990.

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 Aya is where you live.


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Aya origin and meaning

Aya is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means colorful or bird. To see famous people named Aya, pop culture references for the name Aya and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Aya

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

Ayah / Awa / Ai / Ah /

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
2012987
20111097
20101059
20091115
20081215
20071182
20061332
20051194
20041221
20031194
20021125
20011178
20001443
19991693
19981573
19971502
19962118
19951842
19942252
19932560
19922166
19913061
19902642
19883721
19873024
19863484
19833186
19772704

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Michigan412
Connecticut460
Massachusetts466
New Jersey530
Virginia600
Washington642
New York735
Pennsylvania785
Illinois823
Colorado896
Wisconsin915
California921
Florida946
Ohio1016
North Carolina1200
Texas1990

Even more about Aya


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 Aya 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 Aya?

2 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
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Aya
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 6,894
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1977
2012 births +205

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