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Pronounced JI-uh.
echo_of_the_past  4/15/2006
I have two different friends who are both named this and one of them said her name was a variation of Gaia, which is the earth in Greek mythology (I think) and the other said that she was named after Mt. Jayapura in New Guinea.
Alphlyka  10/21/2006
Pronounced "Yah-yah".
MaggieSimpson  8/19/2008
Pronounced "yah-yah".
Emilie007  9/8/2008
The meaning of Jaya is victory.
marjaani13  1/18/2009
This is among my favorite names. As was said above, it means victory in Sanskrit. Most Indians would pronounce it like JAH-yah, but that might be difficult for an anglophone, in which case I would recommend the equally gorgeous pronunciation of JIE-yah. It's hard to believe that this name isn't hideously popular, I mean, it has a fantastic sound, meaning, and look. Whatever. I'm happy that it's remained in relative obscurity.
Ouaie  1/27/2009
Such a cute name! Perfect for a little girl, and unique.
Gwendolineodz  6/20/2012
The name Jaya was given to 152 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Indian Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan is a famous bearer of this name.
muskastt9  10/15/2013
I know a woman who pronounces it JAY-ah. Very pretty and I like that pronunciation best.
silly_rabbit  9/17/2015
Filipina singer Jaya, known for her hit 1990 song "If You Leave Me Now", is a famous bearer.
S-Genesis  10/28/2016
Jaya (b. 2004) daughter of musician Ben Harper (b. 1969) and actress Laura Dern (b. 1967).
amanh  4/2/2017

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