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Uma Thurman has a daughter named Maya Ray.
Groovey943  8/20/2005
The character Maya on the sitcom Just Shoot Me seemed to give the perfect image for this name at the time. Intelligent college girl with serious writing ambitions, who reluctantly works at a shallow fashion magazine, feminist wanna-be but with an exotic female name.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Maya is such a pretty name for a girl. I read that the name is Greek meaning mother.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2006
Cartoon named Maya & Miguel on PBS kids. Maya is bright but always getting into some kind of trouble.
Today1  8/5/2006
I know 3 people with this name. One is spelled the regular way, one was spelled 'Maia', one is spelled 'Maiya'.
bibi66  9/1/2006
Maya is the word for sparrow in Tagalog.
SSF  12/22/2006
This is such a pretty name, and a much prettier spelling that Mya.
nothingshortoftragic  1/26/2007
I like the spelling Maia better. Maya makes me think of the Mayans, and the Mayans were pretty boring when my Social Studies teacher talked about it.
7up  3/2/2007
I assure you, Mayan culture is AWESOME when you've got someone more motivated than a ground-down high school Social Studies teacher telling you about it. Don't let school crush your love of learning!
Baraka  7/27/2007
This the perfect name to me. I definitely see myself with a little Maya one day. :)
Jasmine  3/25/2007
It is also used in Spanish.
met  5/3/2007
Just like Mama is pronounced Mah-Mah, Maya is pronounced Mah-Yah. Disyllable! May-a ain't right.
archie  10/4/2007
This is my name, and I love it, but I actually prefer the Latin Maia. It's a lot more unique, and there's two other Mayas in my school. And it's a tiny school. But I still think the name has a feminist, artistic touch to it which I adore, considering I want to be an author.
joli_dans_titre1  11/13/2007
Like it, but it reminds me of that annoying woman on Heroes.
frozen_frogurt  12/31/2007
Maya Lin designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D. C. at age 21.
Julindsy  9/28/2008
I'd have to say that the Mayans were always my favorite of the Mesoamerican Natives. Maybe because of the mythology and peace? I don't know, but it's a good name.
magicalhannah7  2/9/2009
This name is also used in Germany as a variant of Maja.
Pronunciation: MAH-yah
Friends of mine are going to name their daughter this and I really like it.
JHK  3/4/2009
Maya the Bee is an old cartoon in the 80's and early 90's. It's a cute name and works for any age.
_0TophasNails_1  7/7/2009
I love this name, it just rolls off the tongue!
Chrila96  7/28/2010
In 2004's film "Jersey Girl," Liv Tyler portrays Maya, a movie rental clerk whom proves to be more than that-- a friend. Opposite Ben Affleck (as Oliver "Ollie" Trinké), and young miss Raquel Castro (as Gertie Trinké).
Francesca  5/28/2011
An all around great name for a girl!
willarose93  7/31/2011
Maya Hakvoort is a musical theatre actress from the Netherlands, best known for playing the lead role in the German-language musical "Elisabeth".
faelivrin  10/22/2011
Maya Rudolph is an American actress and comedian.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2012
American actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke have a daughter named Maya.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2012
Maya Gabeira, a professional big wave surfer from Brazil, bears this name.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2012
Maya is one of the dogs in the film "Eight Below".
― Anonymous User  8/1/2012
Maya Angelou is an American writer most famous for her memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".
― Anonymous User  7/5/2013
I like the name Maya a lot, it just sounds really nice to me. Maybe a bit foreign, but that's alright. I found the Mayan people to be interesting so it's something good to compare it to. This is also my friend's dog's name haha but oh well.
IronClocks  3/3/2014
My daughter's name is Maya. We pronounce it May-a but ever since she was born we call her May-May. I know some people spell it Maya and pronounce it My-a but I think its an individual choice how you chose to have it pronounced. I chose it as an elongation of May and I think it is a beautiful, soft, pretty name x.
Blanche  11/13/2014
I like this spelling also but it's too confusing for people to pronounce. May-a is how it's read.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2014
My sister's name is Maya and I think it is a great name!
randomperson  1/21/2015
Maya Hart, character on the Disney Channel show Girl Meets World, Riley Matthews' best friend.
Aili_Helen  11/10/2015
I find it boring and plain, to be honest, but other than that there's nothing wrong with it. I prefer the much less well-known but similar sounding Amaia.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
Maya Deren (born Eleonora Derenkowsky) was a Ukrainian-born American experimental filmmaker.
mymymetrocard  6/8/2017
The pronunciation annoys me.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2017
My niece's name is Maya, and it's perfect for her; it's also a name that ages well, so she won't have any problems being taken seriously when she's older.

I also went to school with a Maja (the Slavic spelling, which I am in love with).
lauravb  11/14/2017
This name is awesome!
― Anonymous User  1/28/2018

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