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Maya 1

Maya 2
Gender Feminine
Usage Turkmen
Pronounced Pron. Ma:ya
  [key]

Meaning & History

Not available.
Added 8/19/2016 by dnzarasli
Edited 9/13/2016 by dnzarasli

Maya 3
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 麻耶, 麻弥, 麻矢, 麻也, 麻野, 麻椰, 真耶, 眞耶, 摩耶, 磨耶, 茉耶, 舞耶, 万耶, 真彩, 真綾, 麻絢, etc.(Japanese Kanji) まや(Japanese Hiragana) マヤ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. MA-YA
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Combination of a ma kanji, like 麻 meaning "hemp, flax," 真/眞 meaning "pure, true," 磨/摩 meaning "polish, shine," 茉, part of 茉莉 (matsuri), referring to the Arabian jasmine, 舞 meaning "dance" or 万 meaning "ten thousand," and a ya kanji, such as 耶, 弥 meaning "increase," 矢 meaning "arrow," 也, 野 meaning "field" or 椰, referring to the (coconut) palm. The second element can also be written with kanji that have the reading Aya 1 (彩, 綾 and 絢 for example).

Bearers of this name include announcer and newscaster Maya Kobayashi (小林 麻耶) (1979-), idol Maya Sugawara (菅原 茉椰) (2000-) and (male) footballer Maya Yoshida (吉田 麻也) (1988-).
Added 1/17/2017 by cutenose
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C, m4yb3_daijirou and cutenose

Maya 4
Gender Feminine
Usage Chinese
Scripts 馬雅, etc.(Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. MAH-YAH
  [key]

Meaning & History

Combination of Ma and Ya.
Added 2/18/2017 by anonymous
Edited 5/4/2018 by Evil

Maya 5
not set

Maya 6
not set
Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAY-ə
  [key]

Meaning & History

Latinate form of May.
Added 5/2/2022 by anonymous


See Also

Maya 1, Maya 2, Maya 3