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

What does the name Liya mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Liya

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Liya is of English origin and means "I am with God".
  • A submission from Nebraska, United States says the name Liya means "I am with god" and is of Hebrew origin.
Other origins: African and Biblical

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Alt. Meaning

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

A is for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Notable Persons Named Liya

Liya Kebede is a model. Liya was born on March 1st, 1978 in Addis Ababa.


Liya Akhedzhakova is an academician, activist, film, stage, television, and voice actress. She has been prominent since 1961. Liya was born on July 9th, 1938 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR.


Liya was born on September 28th, 1984 in Atyrau.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Liya

Tong Liya is an actress, model, and dance instructor. She was most active from 2000 to 2000. Tong was born on August 8th, 1984 in Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County, Yili State, Xinjiang, China. Tong is also known as 丫丫 (Ya Ya), 丫爷 (Ya Ye), 美丫 (Mei Ya), and Ya Ya.


She has had major accomplishments since 1986.


Ji was born on October 20th, 1981 in Hengyang.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1992 8 8 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 7 7 0
1995 5 5 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 10 10 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 12 12 0
2001 15 15 0
2002 28 28 0
2003 43 43 0
2004 45 45 0
2005 48 48 0
2006 67 67 0
2007 65 65 0
2008 90 90 0
2009 85 85 0
2010 85 85 0
2011 96 96 0
2012 98 98 0
2013 118 118 0
2014 97 97 0
2015 89 89 0
2016 103 103 0
2017 99 99 0

Where is the name Liya popular?

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Popularity of Liya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Liya

  • How Popular is the name Liya? Liya is the 8,753rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Liya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,343 babies born with the first name Liya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Liya 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 Liya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Liya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Liya is Tuesday, October 17th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Liya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Liya was in 2013 with a total of 118 babies.
  • Random Liya Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Liya is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 16 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Liya: Your name in reverse order is Ayil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilay. How do you pronounce that?

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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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