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-).