• 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:

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

Names like Maya:

Maemi, Maina, Muna, Monono, Miyo, Moa, Monahan, Munya, Mumine, Miniya, Meena, Mahoney, Mann, Mamie, Miho, Mayme, Mahina, Mahah, Menawa, Mae, Mony, Menna, Mea, Momi, Manami, May, Manae, Manaen, Miya, Mei

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

Potential drawbacks of using the name Maya:

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1. Potential confusion with other popular names like Mia or Mya.
2. May be mispronounced or misspelled frequently.
3. Common name that may lack uniqueness or individuality.
4. Cultural appropriation if used by someone outside of the Maya community.
5. Potential for teasing or bullying due to rhyming words or associations with the name.

Songs about Maya

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Maya - Ferron
Maya - Sugababes