Amaya - girls name

Amaya name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Amaya name meaning:

The name Amaya is of Japanese origin and holds multiple meanings across different cultures. In Japanese, Amaya is derived from the words "ama," meaning "night rain," and "ya," meaning "valley." This interpretation paints a picturesque image of a serene valley filled with the refreshing sound of rain falling during the night. It evokes a sense of tranquility and natural beauty.

In the Basque region of Spain, Amaya is a feminine name derived from the place name Amaya, which means "mother city" or "capital." This suggests a strong and influential presence, symbolizing leadership and responsibility. The name Amaya also has roots in Native American culture, specifically in the language of the Navajo people, where it means "the end." This interpretation can be seen as a representation of a new beginning after overcoming challenges or a symbol of resilience and determination.

Overall, the name Amaya has a range of meanings that span from the peaceful and serene to the powerful and influential.

Origin: Japanese

Night rain.


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Overall UK ranking: 119 out of 5581

423 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (363)

Historical popularity of Amaya

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