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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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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 633 633 0
2006 640 640 0
2007 693 693 0
2008 727 727 0
2009 657 657 0
2010 625 625 0
2011 620 620 0
2012 647 647 0
2013 638 638 0
2014 735 735 0
2015 786 786 0

Fun Facts about the name Anaya

  • How many people with the first name Anaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,034 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 2015 with a total of 786 babies.
  • Random Anaya Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2015.
  • 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 Yaaan. 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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Popularity of Anaya as a first name

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Popularity of Anaya as a last name

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Common first names for Anaya

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Anaya

The name "Anaya" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Completely Free". It's a name commonly given to girls.

  1. A female given name

Notable Persons With the Name Anaya

Anaya Music

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

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

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


Rudolfo Anaya

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


Jorge Isaac Anaya

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


Toney Anaya

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.


James Anaya

James Anaya is a leading somebody.

  • Pedro María de Anaya
    (President of Mexico)
  • Yano Anaya
    (notable person)

What does the name Anaya mean?

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

Ais for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

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