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Aya 1
Gender Feminine
Usage Baoulé

Meaning & History

Derived from Baoulé ya "Friday", referring to the day of the week on which the child was born and hence to be understood as "born on Friday".
Added 3/3/2012 by Samantha
Edited 9/4/2022 by Frollein Gladys, Destry, Sofia and more

Aya 2
Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. A-ya  [key]
Other Forms FormsAja

Meaning & History

Means "dawn" in Akkadian. In Akkadian mythology Aya was a mother goddess, the consort of the sun god Shamash, and associated strongly with the rising sun, sexual love, and youth. The Babylonians sometimes called her kallatu meaning "the bride". She developed from the Sumerian goddess Sherida.
Added 2/16/2014 by LMS
Edited 2/12/2023 by Nienna9, Destry, Evil and more

Aya 3

Aya 4
Gender Feminine
Usage Hebrew
Scripts איה(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. a-YA  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Directly taken from Hebrew אַיָּה (ayá) meaning "honey buzzard".
Added 5/26/2017 by anonymous
Edited 3/24/2021 by Destry, HL and Sofia

Aya 5
3. usages AND description are verified
Gender Feminine
Usage Kazakh
Scripts Ая(Kazakh) ايا(Kazakh Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. ah-YAH  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "canopy, shelter, hideout" in Kazakh. It may also be derived from Kazakh ай (ay) meaning "moon".
Added 3/23/2021 by HL

Aya 6
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Cherokee
Pronounced Pron. A-yuh  [key]
Other Forms FormsAyah

Meaning & History

Aya in the Cherokee language is a term for one's self. Usually used as "I" or "Me". If a family member uses this for someone it would me that they see a bit of themself in that person and it would be meant as a compliment.It is also a type of fern that is known as a symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.
Added 11/5/2021 by Asraine Archeron
Edited 12/15/2022 by Mike C

See Also

Aya 1, Aya 2, Aya 3