Given Name JAYA

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: जया, जय (Sanskrit), ஜெயா, ஜெய (Tamil), జయ (Telugu), जया (Hindi, Marathi)

Meaning & History

Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts). As a modern personal name, this transcription is both feminine and masculine in southern India, but typically only feminine in the north.
MASCULINE FORMS: Jayanta (Hinduism), Jai (Tamil), Jai, Jay, Jayant (Hindi), Jai, Jay, Jayant (Marathi)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Jayanthi (Kannada)
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