• 4k Aya


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

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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.

Origin and Meaning of Aya

"Aya" is a name 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

Notable Persons With the Name Aya

Aya Cash is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Aya was given the name Aya Rachel Cash on July 13th, 1982 in San Francisco, California, U.S.


Aya Hirano is a voice actress, singer, and voice acting in japan. She was most active from 2001 to present. Aya was born on October 8th, 1987 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.


Aya Ueto is an actress and recording artist. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Aya was born on September 14th, 1985 in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan.


Aya Uchida is a voice acting, singing, voice actress, and singer. She has been prominent since 2008. Aya was born on July 23rd, 1986 in Ōta, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Aya is also known as Ucchi.


Aya Hisakawa is a voice actress, singer, and voice acting in japan. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Aya was born on November 12th, 1968 in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.


Aya Suzaki is a voice acting in japan, singing, voice actress, and singer. She was most active from 2010 to present. Aya was born on December 25th, 1986 in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aya

Sei Ashina is a famed human. Sei was given the name Igarashi Aya on November 22nd, 1983 in Fukushima, Fukushima.


Aya is a notable individual.


Mohd Rasyid Aya is a soccer player for the Kuala Lumpur FA, Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., Sarawak FA, Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C., Felda United F.C., and Malaysia national football team. Mohd was born on June 4th, 1990 in Mersing.


Ramzi Aya is an athlete for the A.C. Rimini 1912, ACF Fiorentina, A.C. Reggiana 1919, and Italy national under-20 football team. Ramzi was born on August 2nd, 1990.


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

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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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Fun Facts about the name Aya

  • How Popular is the name Aya? Aya is the 4,133rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Aya was the 85,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • 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 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aya is not a popular baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2012.
  • 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 Yaa. 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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What does the name Aya mean?

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Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.