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Amaya

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How popular is the baby 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 117 117 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 1,593 1,593 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 1,479 1,479 0
2012 1,474 1,474 0
2013 1,366 1,361 5
2014 1,357 1,357 0
2015 1,527 1,522 5

Fun Facts about the name Amaya

  • How many people with the first name Amaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25,100 babies born with the first name Amaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amaya to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Amaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amaya was in 2003 with a total of 1,768 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amaya!
  • Random Amaya Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amaya ranks 76th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Amaya: 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?
  • How many people have the last name Amaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,218 people with the last name Amaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amaya? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Amaya as their last name.
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Popularity of Amaya as a first name

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Popularity of Amaya as a last name

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Common first names for Amaya

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amaya U.S.
  White 4.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amaya

People with the last name Amaya are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Heroine of a Spanish historical novel Amaya o los vascos del siglo VIII (1877) by F. Navarro Villoslada, explained as Basque amai "the end".

  1. A female given name borrowed from Spanish in the 1990s.

Amaya was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Other Inspirations for the Name Amaya

Amaya Brecher
Amaya Gaming
Amaya Hermann
Amaya Tunics
Amaya Tunic
Amaya Garcia
Amaya Stock
Amaya Henry
Amaya London
Amaya Smith

Notable Persons With the Last Name Amaya

Rafael Amaya

Rafael Amaya is an actor, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Rafael was born in 1977 as Jose Rafael Amaya Nunez in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

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What does the name Amaya mean?

Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ais for aware, of your surroundings

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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