Aya - girls name

Aya name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Aya name meaning:

The name Aya, while more commonly associated with girls, can also be used for boys in certain cultures. Its meanings and origins vary significantly across different regions and languages. In Arabic, Aya (آية) means "miracle" or "sign," reflecting a spiritual or miraculous aspect of existence. This meaning encompasses a sense of wonder and uniqueness, suggesting that a boy named Aya is considered a miraculous gift or a sign of divine grace.

In Japanese, Aya (彩 or 綾) can mean "color," "design," or "beautiful." Although it's more frequently given to girls, when used for boys, it can symbolize a colorful life, beauty in diversity, or the intricate patterns of one's journey. The name embodies an appreciation for beauty and the complexities of life.

Regardless of the cultural context, the name Aya for a boy speaks to a universal appreciation for the extraordinary, the beautiful, and the miraculous in life. It signifies a hopeful vision for a life filled with wonder and significance.

Origin: Hebrew


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Overall UK ranking: 250 out of 5581

192 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (396)

Historical popularity of Aya

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