Diya

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Diya

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
60%
Hindu
20%
Hindi
10%
Greek
10%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from California, United States says the name Diya is of Unknown origin and means "Radiance ; the light of someones life".
  • A submission from India says the name Diya means "Beautiful gift by nature" and is of Hindu origin.
  • According to a user from United Arab Emirates, the name Diya is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "The light of the people".
  • A user from Canada says the name Diya is of Greek origin and means "Day in Spanish and Portuguese. Also means hope in Russian. (shortened from nadiya) Means 'god is my splendor' in Hebrew. This name is used in many countries and has a beautiful history.".
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Diya means "Lamp, symbolic meaning is light." and is of Unknown origin.

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Wiktionary
  1. An Indian oil lamp, usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil.

diya was also found in the following language(s): Bau Bidayuh, Ladino, and Maaka

Notable Persons Named Diya

Diya was born on January 30th, 1971 in Jaipur.

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Diya is an actor and film actress. She was most active from 2003 to 2007. Diya was born on June 22nd, 1979 in Kolkata.

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Diya Beeltah is a research assistant and model (people). She holds the title Miss Mauritius 2012 and Miss Mauritius2012. Diya was born Diya Beeltah in 1989 in Quatre Bornes.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Diya

Diya is an actor and film actress. She was most active from 2003 to 2007. Diya was born on June 22nd, 1979 in Kolkata.

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Oladipo Diya is a Chief of General Staff, Chief of Defence Staff, Governor of Ogun State, Vice President of Nigeria, Chief of the Defence Staff (Nigeria), and List of Governors of Ogun State. His military service ended in 1997. Oladipo was born on April 3rd, 1944 in Odogbolu.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1991 5 5 0
1992 5 5 0
1995 6 6 0
1996 7 7 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 12 12 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 18 18 0
2001 54 54 0
2002 92 92 0
2003 140 140 0
2004 281 281 0
2005 257 257 0
2006 232 232 0
2007 269 269 0
2008 271 264 7
2009 314 309 5
2010 280 280 0
2011 288 288 0
2012 248 248 0
2013 208 208 0
2014 209 209 0
2015 257 257 0
2016 243 243 0
2017 227 227 0

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Popularity of Diya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Diya

  • How Popular is the name Diya? Diya is the 4,398th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Diya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,949 babies born with the first name Diya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Diya to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Diya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Diya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Diya is Tuesday, February 4th, 1930.
  • What year had the most people named Diya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Diya was in 2009 with a total of 309 babies.
  • Random Diya Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Diya is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 50 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Diya: Your name in reverse order is Ayid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydai. How do you pronounce that?

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