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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
218
in the U.S.
in 2010

Aya

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308 Aiya (Hebrew)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 7 7 0
1973 5 5 0
1974 8 8 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 11 11 0
1979 10 10 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 22 22 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 26 26 0
1988 21 21 0
1989 19 19 0
1990 35 35 0
1991 33 33 0
1992 43 43 0
1993 46 46 0
1994 49 49 0
1995 58 58 0
1996 56 56 0
1997 87 87 0
1998 86 86 0
1999 93 93 0
2000 110 110 0
2001 171 171 0
2002 177 177 0
2003 161 161 0
2004 176 176 0
2005 179 179 0
2006 176 176 0
2007 206 206 0
2008 209 209 0
2009 214 214 0
2010 235 235 0
2011 222 222 0
2012 253 253 0
2013 236 236 0
2014 269 269 0
2015 308 308 0

Fun Facts about the name Aya

  • How many people with the first name Aya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,128 babies born with the first name Aya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aya to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Aya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aya is Friday, June 11th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Aya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aya was in 2015 with a total of 308 babies.
  • Random Aya Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aya is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Aya: Your name in reverse order is Aya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 218 people with the last name Aya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aya as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Aya as a first name

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Popularity of Aya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aya U.S.
  White 15.60% 64.26%
  African American 5.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 28.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 49.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aya

People with the last name Aya are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Aya

The name "Aya" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Bird". It's a name commonly given to girls.

  1. In Akkadian mythology, a mother goddess, consort of the sun god Shamash.

Aya was also found in the following language(s): Japanese and Turkish

Aya Sumika

Aya was born in 1980.

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Aya Ueto

Aya Ueto is an actress and recording artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Aya was born in 1985 in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan.

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Aya Matsuura

Aya Matsuura is a singer, actress, and model specializing in pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Aya was born in 1986 in Himeji, Hyogo, Japan.

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Aya Hirayama

Aya was born in 1984 in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Aya

Aya Healthcare
Aya Brea
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Aya Hirano
Aya Sato
Aya Sato And Bambi
Aya Cash
Aya Jones

What does the name Aya mean?

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

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