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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"yah
A native nurse for children; also, a lady's maid.

Etymology: Pg. aia, akin to Sp. aya a governess, ayo a tutor

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  1. (in India) a native nursemaid who looks after children
Wiktionary

From various Indian languages (e.g. Hindi आया (āyā, “dry nurse, nanny”)), after Portuguese aia (“nurse, governess”), feminine of aio (“tutor”), possibly from Latin avia (“grandmother”).

  1. A native female servant or maid, especially working for Europeans in South Asia.

Borrowing from Arabic آية (ʾāya, “sign, token”).

  1. A verse in the Quran.

    ayah was also found in the following language(s): Indonesian and Malay

    Notable Persons Named Ayah

    Ayah Marar is a drum, bass, pop music, and dance music musician. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Ayah was born on September 20th, 1980 in Amman.

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    Ayah was born in 1982 in Montreal.

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    Ayah Al-Majali is an athlete for the Shabab Al-Ordon Club.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ayah

    She holds the title Princess Ayah of Jordan. Princess was born as the child of Prince Faisal bin Hussein and Princess Alia Tabba on February 11th, 1990 in Amman.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1986 5 5 0
    1987 6 6 0
    1988 8 8 0
    1989 7 7 0
    1990 18 18 0
    1991 22 22 0
    1992 32 32 0
    1993 43 43 0
    1994 32 32 0
    1995 48 48 0
    1996 54 54 0
    1997 61 61 0
    1998 69 69 0
    1999 88 88 0
    2000 99 99 0
    2001 132 132 0
    2002 127 127 0
    2003 121 121 0
    2004 123 123 0
    2005 135 135 0
    2006 123 123 0
    2007 127 127 0
    2008 118 118 0
    2009 131 131 0
    2010 135 135 0
    2011 112 112 0
    2012 129 129 0
    2013 136 136 0
    2014 120 120 0
    2015 148 148 0
    2016 168 168 0
    2017 176 176 0

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    Popularity of Ayah as a first name

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    Fun Facts about the name Ayah

    • How Popular is the name Ayah? Ayah is the 5,392nd most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Ayah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,853 babies born with the first name Ayah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ayah to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ayah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ayah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ayah is Wednesday, July 26th, 1893.
    • What year had the most people named Ayah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ayah was in 2017 with a total of 176 babies.
    • Random Ayah Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ayah is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2013.
    • Weird things about the name Ayah: Your name in reverse order is Haya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haya. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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