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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Laya

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  1. (music) The term for tempo in Indian music.

laya was also found in the following language(s): Dupaninan Agta, Miskito, Spanish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Laya

Laya was born on January 31st, 1981 in Vijayawada.

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Laya Lewis is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Laya was given the name Laya Aiesha Lewis on May 14th, 1992 in London, England, UK.

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Laya was born on July 27th, 1927.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Laya was born on June 17th, 1965 in Tehran.

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Laya was born on March 22nd, 1963 in Mumbai.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Laya

Jaime C. Laya is a 1st Secretary of the Philippine Department of Budget, Management, and 5th Governor of theCentral Bank of the Philippines.

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Leon was born in 1810. He died in 1872.

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Claudio de la Torre is an actor, model (people), and model. Claudio was given the name Claudio Alfredo De La Torre Laya on November 22nd, 1980 in Venezuela.

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Diouldé was born in 1937 in Tamou. Diouldé is also known as Layya and Juulde. He left this life on July 27th, 2014.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1964 6 6 0
1965 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 6 6 0
1970 6 6 0
1973 5 5 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 6 6 0
1978 5 5 0
1979 5 5 0
1981 13 13 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 6 6 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 7 7 0
1995 6 6 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 8 8 0
1998 11 11 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 20 20 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 40 40 0
2004 32 32 0
2005 42 42 0
2006 49 49 0
2007 55 55 0
2008 57 57 0
2009 71 71 0
2010 82 82 0
2011 77 77 0
2012 71 71 0
2013 80 80 0
2014 83 83 0
2015 99 99 0
2016 99 99 0
2017 82 82 0

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Popularity of Laya as a first name

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Popularity of Laya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Laya U.S.
  White 26.09% 64.26%
  African American 2.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 42.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 29.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Laya

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

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Fun Facts about the name Laya

  • How Popular is the name Laya? Laya is the 8,992nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Laya was the 55,741st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Laya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,290 babies born with the first name Laya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Laya to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Laya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Laya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Laya is Monday, September 25th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Laya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Laya was in 2015 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Laya Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Laya is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Laya: Your name in reverse order is Ayal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaly. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Laya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 368 people with the last name Laya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Laya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Laya as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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