Mya - girls name

Mya name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Mya name meaning:

The name Mya is of multiple origins and can have various meanings. One origin is from the Greek name Maia, derived from the word "maia," meaning "great" or "mother." In Greek mythology, Maia is also the name of the eldest and most beautiful of the Pleiades, who was the mother of Hermes. Another possible origin is the Hebrew name Maya, which means "water" or "illusion." In Hindu philosophy, Maya refers to the concept of the world as an illusion or a cosmic dream. Furthermore, Mya can also be a variant of the name Mia, which is of Scandinavian origin and means "mine" or "beloved."

Overall, the name Mya carries associations with greatness, motherhood, beauty, water, illusion, and belovedness. It exudes a sense of strength, femininity, and mystique. The meaning of the name may also vary depending on cultural and personal interpretations.


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Overall UK ranking: 182 out of 5581

280 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (131)

Historical popularity of Mya

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