Priya

Priya - A very unique female name



  Feb 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Priya, meaning beloved, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1971 on position #2946. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Priya and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Priya? 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 Priya. The baby girl name Priya was given to 117 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1355 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,079 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Priya peaked in popularity 16 years ago in 2001 on position 1054.



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Priya is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Priya is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #609 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,940.

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 Priya is where you live.


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Priya origin and meaning

Priya is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means beloved. To see famous people named Priya, pop culture references for the name Priya and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Priya

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

Piper / Pyper / Peri / Perri / Pepper / Perry / Pari / Pura / Pier / Prairie /

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
20121355
20111444
20101304
20091448
20081222
20071320
20061306
20051312
20041285
20031131
20021138
20011054
20001170
19991124
19981134
19971153
19961078
19951124
19941375
19931254
19921164
19911257
19901508
19891335
19881298
19871200
19861234
19851418
19841426
19831599
19821449
19811691
19801805
19791307
19782164
19772235
19752078
19741839
19722343
19712946

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin609
Arizona774
New Jersey790
New York804
Maryland829
Minnesota897
Pennsylvania966
California1335
Ohio1365
North Carolina1532
Florida1908
Texas1940

Even more about Priya


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 Priya 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 Priya?

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
2001
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Priya
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 12,079
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1971
2012 births +117

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