Jaya

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
200
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jaya

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Jaya means "Victory/Victorious" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.

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Wiktionary

From Sanskrit जय (jaya, “victory”).

  1. (India) A female given name.
  2. (mythology) One of the demigod gatekeepers (the other being Vijaya) of the abode of Vishnu.
  3. The twenty-seventh year of the 60-year cycle of the Tamil calendar.

Notable Persons Named Jaya

Jaya Bachchan is an MP (Rajya Sabha) from Uttar Pradesh and MP (Rajya Sabha)fromUttar Pradesh. Jaya was born on April 9th, 1948 in Jabalpur.

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Jaya Prada is a Member of the Indian Parliament, for Rampur, and Member of theIndian Parliament. Jaya was born on April 3rd, 1962 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Jaya is a soul, pop, r&b, rock, hip hop, opm, jazz, gospel, scat, funk, freestyle, dance, soul music, contemporary r&b, hip hop music, music of the philippines, gospel music, scat singing, and freestyle music singer, rapper, actress, dancer, musician, record producer, tv host, and rapping. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Jaya was given the name María Luisa Ramsey on March 21st, 1970.

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Jaya Chamarajendra Wadiyar is a monarch. He holds the title Maharaja of Mysore. His most notable accomplishments were from 1940 to 1940.

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Jaya Prakash Reddy is an actor. His career lasted from 1988 to 2015. Jaya was born in Sirvel, Madras Presidency, India.

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Jaya Bhattacharya is a television actress. Jaya was born on July 1st, 1972 in Guwahati.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jaya

Jaya is a soul, pop, r&b, rock, hip hop, opm, jazz, gospel, scat, funk, freestyle, dance, soul music, contemporary r&b, hip hop music, music of the philippines, gospel music, scat singing, and freestyle music singer, rapper, actress, dancer, musician, record producer, tv host, and rapping. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Jaya was given the name María Luisa Ramsey on March 21st, 1970.

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Ma was born in Brooklyn. Ma is also known as Joyce Green. She died on April 14th, 2012.

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B. Jaya is a film director. She was most active from 2003 to present. B. was born in 11.

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Juanda Jaya is a Mufti Perlis.

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Dedy Jaya is a soccer player for the Persiwa Wamena and Persiwa U-21. Dedy was born on October 8th, 1992 in Wamena, Indonesia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 7 7 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 10 5 5
1973 6 6 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 12 12 0
1977 11 11 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 6 6 0
1980 18 18 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 17 17 0
1983 15 15 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 13 13 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 13 13 0
1990 18 18 0
1991 28 28 0
1992 21 21 0
1993 25 25 0
1994 24 24 0
1995 34 34 0
1996 43 43 0
1997 42 42 0
1998 70 70 0
1999 73 73 0
2000 101 101 0
2001 145 145 0
2002 136 136 0
2003 160 160 0
2004 133 127 6
2005 146 146 0
2006 179 179 0
2007 189 183 6
2008 172 172 0
2009 160 160 0
2010 156 156 0
2011 161 155 6
2012 153 153 0
2013 137 137 0
2014 124 124 0
2015 133 133 0
2016 110 110 0
2017 103 103 0

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Popularity of Jaya as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jaya U.S.
  White 6.00% 64.26%
  African American 3.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 62.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jaya

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jaya

  • How Popular is the name Jaya? Jaya is the 5,020th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jaya was the 91,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,195 babies born with the first name Jaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jaya 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 Jaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Jaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jaya is Saturday, October 17th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Jaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jaya was in 2007 with a total of 183 babies.
  • Random Jaya Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Jaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 200 people with the last name Jaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jaya? Jaya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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