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Popularity
24k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Amaya

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Night Rain
  • #1498 All Time
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8k Amya (American)

How popular is the name "Amaya" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 5 5 0
1975 5 5 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 9 9 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 5 5 0
1981 8 8 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 11 11 0
1984 8 8 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 13 13 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 26 26 0
1994 30 30 0
1995 36 36 0
1996 61 61 0
1997 92 92 0
1998 116 116 0
1999 703 703 0
2000 1,632 1,632 0
2001 1,055 1,055 0
2002 1,099 1,099 0
2003 1,768 1,768 0
2004 1,625 1,618 7
2005 1,513 1,513 0
2006 1,592 1,592 0
2007 1,696 1,696 0
2008 1,678 1,678 0
2009 1,596 1,596 0
2010 1,394 1,394 0
2011 1,477 1,477 0
2012 1,473 1,473 0
2013 1,362 1,357 5
2014 1,349 1,349 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Amaya? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,556 babies born with the name Amaya in the United States. That's more than enough Amayas to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Amaya" was in 2003 with a total of 1,768 babies. (That's a lot of baby Amayas)

According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Amaya" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 47 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 1,625 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Amaya popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Amaya in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Amaya" mean? The list below shows the origins of Amaya as well as things modernly associated with the name Amaya such as celebrities named Amaya.

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Amaya

The name "Amaya" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Night Rain". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ayama". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ayaam". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Amaya born May 29, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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