Maya: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on


  • Gender: Female
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Good Mother, Illusion, Water

What is the meaning of the name Maya?

The name Maya is primarily a female name of English origin that means Good Mother, Illusion, Water.

In Sanskrit, Maya means "illusion." In Greek, Maia means "Good Mother." In Hebrew, it's a variation of the name Mayim, meaning "water."

Maya Angelou, author. Maya Rudolph, actress.

Different Spellings of the name Maya:


People who like the name Maya also like:

Ella, Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, Ava, Mia, Ethan, Owen, Elijah, Liam, Lucas, Oliver, Benjamin

Names like Maya:

Manu, Mahon, Maona, Moe, Mae, Miu, Moa, Maine, Moanna, Mouna, Mineyo, Minnie, Mao, My, Miniona, Moon, Mya, Muni, Maame, Mayo, Munya, Momo, May, Manaen, Meo, Manami, Miami, Manae, Moana, Mani

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Maya Grace Wharton - daughter of Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge , born 2022
Maya Versano - daughter of Gal Gadot and Yaron Versano , born 2017
Maya Joan Cole - daughter of Bradley Cole and Yoko Cole , born 2009

Stats for the Name Maya

checkmark Maya is currently #65 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Maya is currently #51 in U.S. births

Songs about Maya

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Maya - Ferron
Maya - Sugababes
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