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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anaya

User Submitted Origins

     Indian (Sanskrit)
     Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from New Jersey, United States says the name Anaya means "Gift of god".
  • A submission from Belize says the name Anaya means "God has answered".
  • A submission from Arizona, United States says the name Anaya means "Beauty" and is of Native American origin.
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Anaya means "God's gift" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • According to a user from Tennessee, United States, the name Anaya means "Look up to the God who answer.".
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International Interest
  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Anaya

Anaya Music is an instrumental, new-age music, música popular brasileira, and music of latin america musician. Anaya was given the name Tania Mara Botelho in São Paulo. Anaya is also known as Tania Mara Botelho and Anaya.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anaya

Elena Anaya is an actress. She was most active from 1995 to present. Elena was given the name Elena Anaya Gutiérrez on July 17th, 1975 in Palencia.


Monica Beverly Hillz is a drag queen. Monica was given the name Juan DeJesus Anaya .


Rudolfo Anaya is a writer. Rudolfo was born Rudolfo Anaya on October 30th, 1937 in Pastura, New Mexico.


Jorge Isaac Anaya is a military person. His military service ended in 1982.


Toney Anaya is a Governor of New Mexico and Attorney General of New Mexico. He was most active from 1983 to 1987. Toney was born on April 29th, 1941 in Moriarty, New Mexico.



How popular is the baby name Anaya in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 5 5 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 6 6 0
1981 7 7 0
1983 9 9 0
1985 5 5 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 6 6 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 20 20 0
1994 31 31 0
1995 20 20 0
1996 61 61 0
1997 84 84 0
1998 104 104 0
1999 187 187 0
2000 243 243 0
2001 328 328 0
2002 379 379 0
2003 519 519 0
2004 567 567 0
2005 634 634 0
2006 641 641 0
2007 694 694 0
2008 728 728 0
2009 657 657 0
2010 625 625 0
2011 621 621 0
2012 647 647 0
2013 640 640 0
2014 737 737 0
2015 788 788 0
2016 836 836 0
2017 764 764 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Anaya

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Anaya as a first name

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Popularity of Anaya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anaya U.S.
  White 6.03% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anaya

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

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Fun Facts about the name Anaya

  • How Popular is the name Anaya? Anaya is the 2,298th most popular name of all time. As a last name Anaya was the 1,488th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,645 babies born with the first name Anaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anaya to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Anaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anaya was in 2016 with a total of 836 babies.
  • Random Anaya Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anaya is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 83 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Anaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayana. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nayaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,017 people with the last name Anaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anaya? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Anaya as their last name.

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