Maya

Maya - A unique female name



  May 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Maya, meaning water, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1953 on position #2167. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Maya and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Maya? 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 Maya. The baby girl name Maya was given to 3,922 baby girls in 2012, ranking #63 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 360 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Maya peaked in popularity 11 years ago in 2006 on position 57.



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Maya is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Maya is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #19 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #265.

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 Maya is where you live.


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Maya origin and meaning

Maya is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means water. To see famous people named Maya, pop culture references for the name Maya and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Maya

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

Mia / Minnie / Mae / Mamie / Mya / Mona / May / Maia / Mina / Myah /

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
201263
201164
201066
200961
200871
200762
200657
200573
200483
200384
200290
2001110
2000113
1999113
1998123
1997182
1996203
1995228
1994246
1993275
1992367
1991444
1990401
1989626
1988673
1987652
1986762
1985698
1984687
1983613
1982551
1981572
1980505
1979515
1978568
1977543
1976697
1975773
1974851
1973953
1972923
1971972
1970888
19691091
19681300
19671536
19661468
19652001
19641631
19632022
19621594
19612513
19601821
19591882
19582336
19532167

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii19
District of Columbia27
New Mexico28
New Jersey30
Massachusetts34
New York36
Illinois37
Connecticut42
California43
Washington43
Nevada48
Colorado49
Alaska54
Maryland63
Rhode Island63
Arizona65
Oregon66
Florida66
Michigan67
Montana73
Iowa73
Wisconsin81
Minnesota81
Texas81
Nebraska82
Virginia85
Vermont94
Delaware95
Utah97
New Hampshire97
Maine98
Pennsylvania100
Kansas112
Ohio112
North Carolina118
Idaho120
South Carolina127
South Dakota130
Georgia131
North Dakota138
Indiana138
Oklahoma144
Missouri144
Kentucky153
Arkansas161
West Virginia204
Louisiana208
Mississippi225
Tennessee238
Alabama265

Even more about Maya


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 Maya a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Maya?

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
2006
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Maya
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 360
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1953
2012 births +3,922

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