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Maya means water in Aramaic.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2005
Water in Aramaic is ponounced 'Mia' but spelt in English Maya. I love this name.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2005
In Hebrew, it is sometimes an acronym for Milhemet Yom Hakipurim (the Yom Kippur War).
― Anonymous User  11/29/2005
Maya also can be a Japanese feminine name.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2006
Pronounced mah-yah.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
Short form of Ma'ayan. Means "spring," "bubbling brook" in Hebrew.
Pronunciation: mah-eye-YAN.
shs2455  3/28/2008
The name Maya is also a Turkmen name (Turkmenistan). It usually means "hardworking".
Maya88bee  11/17/2008
Maya is also a name used among some Slavic peoples, though it doesn't seem to be commonly used there. It's definitely a beautiful feminine name for many cultures.
Arcticwarrior  4/11/2009
There is a modern interpretation of the name as an acronym to the Yom Kippur War. Written in Hebrew it would be Mem-Yod-Heh (Milhemet Yom Hakippurim) as opposed to the usual Mem-Aleph-Yod-Heh. The English transcipt, I suppose, would stay the same. Many modern day Jewish Mayas carry this intended patriotic meaning (and spelling) of the name.
ishamor  7/18/2009
Maya Angelou (pseudonym of Marguerite Ann Johnson), an American Poet, author, civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, actress, professor.
selena13  12/16/2013
A lot of Israelis called Maya spell it מאיה, with the added aleph. This denotes that is it not a traditional Hebrew name nor a Hebrew word. It's common in the secular Jewish community in Israel.
Tiger Lilly  7/9/2017

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