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Aya 1
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 3/25/2021 by Destry, Evil, Ora and more

Aya 2
Gender Feminine
Usage Spanish

Meaning & History

Spanish form of Basque Aia.
Added 1/3/2016 by anonymous
Edited 2/25/2022 by Frollein Gladys and Evil

Aya 3
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, lezginkas and Sofia

Aya 4
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 lezginkas

Aya 5
not set
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Cherokee
Scripts Aya
Pronounced Pron. A-yuh
  [key]
Other Forms FormsAya, Ayah

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


See Also

Aya 1, Aya 2