Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MIE-ə, MAY-ə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant of Maia 1. This name can also be given in reference to the Maya, an indigenous people of southern Mexico and parts of Central America whose civilization flourished between the 3rd and 8th centuries. A famous bearer was the American poet and author Maya Angelou (1928-2014).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMaja(Croatian) Maja, Maj(Danish) Maïa(French) Maia(Georgian) Maja(German) Maia(Greek Mythology) Maja(Hungarian) Maja, Maj(Norwegian) Maja(Polish) Maia(Portuguese) Maia(Roman Mythology) Maja(Serbian) Maja(Slovene) Maja, Maj(Swedish)
Same SpellingMaya 1, Maya 3
User SubmissionMaya


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Name Days

Bulgaria: May 1


Entry updated June 9, 2023