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Amaya

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27k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amaya

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

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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

Notable Persons Named Amaya

Amaya was born on February 18th, 1947 in Bilbao.

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Amaya was born Amaya Salazar in 1951 in Santo Domingo.

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Amaya was born in 1970.

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Amaya was born in 1989.

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Amaya was born on March 26th, 1970.

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Amaya Gastaminza is an athlete. Amaya was born on February 27th, 1991 in Pamplona.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amaya

Rafael Amaya is an actor, singer, model, singing, and model (people). He has been prominent since 2000. Rafael was given the name José Rafael Amaya Nuñez on February 28th, 1977 in Hermosillo.

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Mario Amaya was an american art critic, museum director, and magazine editor. Mario was born on October 6th, 1933 in Brooklyn. He died on June 29th, 1986.

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Alejandro was born on August 2nd, 1977.

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Antonio Amaya is a soccer player for the Rayo Vallecano, Rayo Vallecano B, UD San Sebastián de los Reyes, Wigan Athletic F.C., and Real Betis. Antonio was born on May 31st, 1983 in Madrid.

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Remedios was born in 1962.

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Rufina was born in 1943. She left this life on March 6th, 2007.

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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 1,769 1,769 0
2004 1,625 1,618 7
2005 1,513 1,513 0
2006 1,593 1,593 0
2007 1,698 1,698 0
2008 1,679 1,679 0
2009 1,596 1,596 0
2010 1,394 1,394 0
2011 1,479 1,479 0
2012 1,476 1,476 0
2013 1,366 1,361 5
2014 1,360 1,360 0
2015 1,530 1,525 5
2016 1,571 1,571 0

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Popularity of Amaya as a first name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Amaya

  • How Popular is the name Amaya? Amaya is the 1,449th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amaya was the 1,057th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,683 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 1,769 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amaya!
  • Random Amaya Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amaya ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 12 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1999.
  • 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 Mayaa. 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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