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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

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