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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abaya

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  1. (Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women

From Arabic عَبَايَة (ʿabāya). Compare aba. First attested in 1856.

  1. Synonym of aba

abaya was also found in the following language(s): French, Spanish, and Turkish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Abaya

Joseph Emilio Abaya is a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cavite's 2nd District, Secretary of the Philippine Department of Transportation, Communications, Member of thePhilippine House of RepresentativesfromCavite's2nd District, Secretary of Transportation, . Joseph was born on May 28th, 1966.


Marc Abaya is a singing, guitarist, actor, television presenter, and vj (media personality). His ongoing career started in 2003. Marc was given the name Ramon Marcelino Diaz Abaya on November 6th, 1979.


Craig Abaya is an alternative rock, rock and roll, pop, grunge, heavy metal, americana, rock, roll, heavy metal music, and americana (music) musician, songwriter, music producer, recording engineer, filmmaker, photographer, web designer, and audio engineer. Craig was born Craig Abaya in San Francisco.


César Abaya is a soccer player for the Gazelle FC, Renaissance FC, and Chad national football team. César was born on October 12th, 1984.


David Abaya is an athlete for the KSF Prespa Birlik.


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Popularity of Abaya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abaya U.S.
  White 6.80% 64.26%
  African American 2.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 76.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abaya

People with the last name Abaya are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Abaya

  • How Popular is the name Abaya? As a last name Abaya was the 40,261st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Abaya? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Abaya was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Abaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayaba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaaab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 544 people with the last name Abaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abaya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abaya as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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