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My name in Chinese class is Jiuya (Jiu Ya). I think Ya wouldn't be used in China on its own.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2011
There are some feminine names that contain the element "Ya" (elegant) in my Chinese baby name book.

Yazhi - elegant + delicate
Yayi - elegant ceremony
Yaqin - elegant zither
Yaying - elegant + overflowing
Yatian - elegant sweetness
― Anonymous User  3/3/2010
Ya is too short. It's like saying "Ya, Ya, Ya, I get it already!"
bananarama  4/19/2009
I've read through your comments in the Chinese section of name comments and you have been nothing but rude and cruel. I understand that some of the names are not to your taste, but you could at least be polite about it.
JungKyungSoon  5/28/2009
Ya also means "noble", but then it's written with a different character. It's not true that this is only used as part of a name, it is often used on its own as well.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2008
Well, how about:

Ya-Qui (Elegant Autumn)
Ya-Chen (Elegant Morning)
Ya-Jiang (Elegant River)

I don't know how to pronounce them so don't blame me if a Chinese person looks at you when you consider Ya-Qui or Ya-Chen or Ya-Jiang a good name.
missBridget  6/30/2008
The critical thing to realize is that this name is more of a component than a full name. It is normally used in combination with another of the "names" listed on the Chinese names page. It will rarely be used on its own; most people will agree that on its own, it's much too short. Not to mention, if you're in a native English-speaking country, it will likely go over quite badly. You're more likely to hear a name such as Ya-Xue or Jiang-Ya than Ya in itself as a name.
Agate  2/19/2008
I wonder if some posters above even speak Chinese? Ya is a 3rd-tone word when it carries the meaning "elegance". Usually, Chinese speakers combine two words together to form their given names as do Japanese and Korean, though not necessary so.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2007
I like this name, it has feeling to it and it is nice and short.
grizzy6  4/27/2007
"Hey I'm Ya, and you are"? Uhm no that's not going to go over well so do your child a favor and don't name them this.
x3ThatGurlAmberx3  3/25/2007
Ya is too short a name.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2006
'Ya' is only a -component- of a name, one symbol. It would -never- be found alone, only as a syllable or component of a name, for example, Yalin.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2007

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