• 2k Araya


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

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Araya

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Alt. Meaning

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for adventure, take a new one today

Notable Persons Named Araya

Araya Mengesha is an actor. He has been prominent since 2002. Araya was born on March 9th, 1989 in Toronto.


Araya Selassie Yohannes was an influential individual. Araya was born in 1870. He left this life in 1888.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Araya

Tom Araya is a thrash metal musician. He plays ESP Guitars. He has been prominent since 1981. Tom was given the name Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz on June 6th, 1961 in Viña del Mar, Chile. Tom is also known as Tom Araya.


Francisco Rodríguez Araya is a soccer player for the Arminia Bielefeld, VfL Wolfsburg, FC Winterthur, FC Zürich, Switzerland national under-19 football team, and Switzerland national under-21 football team. Francisco was born on February 8th, 1995 in Zürich.


Zeudi Araya is an actress, former model, actor, model (people), and formermodel. She was most prominent from 1970 to 1980. Zeudi was born on February 10th, 1951 in Dekemhare.


Roberto Rodríguez Araya is a soccer player for the SpVgg Greuther Fürth, FC Wil 1900, AC Bellinzona, FC St. Gallen, Novara Calcio, and Switzerland national under-20 football team. Roberto was born on July 28th, 1990.


Yerko Araya is an influential somebody. Yerko was born on February 14th, 1986 in Antofagasta. Yerko is also known as Yerko Ignacio Araya Cortés.


Edward Araya is a noteworthy somebody. Edward was born on February 14th, 1986 in Antofagasta.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 5 5 0
1987 5 5 0
1990 12 12 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 22 22 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 18 18 0
1995 24 24 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 27 27 0
1998 49 49 0
1999 29 29 0
2000 82 82 0
2001 79 79 0
2002 72 72 0
2003 70 70 0
2004 89 89 0
2005 108 108 0
2006 119 119 0
2007 130 130 0
2008 109 109 0
2009 118 118 0
2010 103 103 0
2011 120 120 0
2012 122 122 0
2013 120 120 0
2014 149 149 0
2015 178 173 5
2016 170 170 0

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Popularity of Araya as a first name

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Popularity of Araya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Araya U.S.
  White 8.90% 64.26%
  African American 29.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 58.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Araya

People with the last name Araya are most frequently African American or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Araya

  • How Popular is the name Araya? Araya is the 6,315th most popular name of all time. As a last name Araya was the 11,476th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Araya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,180 babies born with the first name Araya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Araya to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Araya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Araya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Araya is Tuesday, November 11th, 1919.
  • What year had the most people named Araya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Araya was in 2015 with a total of 173 babies.
  • Random Araya Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Araya is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Araya: Your name in reverse order is Ayara. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryaaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Araya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,742 people with the last name Araya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Araya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Araya as their last name since less than 1 person in 108k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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