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What a beautiful name! I love the way it sounds and think it'll sound great on any girl despite the fact it is Hebrew.
If I ever have a daughter, this will be her Hebrew name. To honor my great grandmother.
A similar name حَيَّة (ḥayya) means "snake, serpent" in Arabic.
The name Chaya was given to 397 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Chaya are female.
I saw the movie Defiance and I found this name.
I think that it is very sweet and also simple and it's meaning is good.
Before I knew only its Arabic variant but this form is also beautiful.
Chaya is also a variation of the Hebrew name 'Chava', which also means 'life'. The names Eve or Eva are Anglicized versions of this name. The original 'Eve' was given this name ('Chava') since she was the 'mother of all life'.
It's also the birth name of the writer Clarice Lispector (neé Chaya Pinkhasova Lispector). She was ukrainian naturalized brazilian.
A lot of younger Hasidic Jewish women are named Chaya or Chaya Mushka, mostly among Lubavitchers, since the wife of the last Rebbe was named Chaya Mushka.
Http://forward.com/articles/147997/meet-Chaya-mushka-again-and-again/
This is a very pretty name! The only thing is some people might have trouble pronouncing it the way it was in The Devil's Arithmetic. I would recommend this name:)
My little sister's name is Chayah (with the "h" on the end). I love it and think it is adorable! :)
"Chaya" is the name of a character in the 2009 movie "Defiance".
Chaya is the main character's Hebrew name in the book The Devil's Arithmetic.
This is also a Khmer name that means "glorious, praise".
This name is also an Arabic name, Haya, which also means life.
Pronounced khah-yah.
I love this name. It just sounds so pretty doesn't it?

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