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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mayan

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  • A user from Canada says the name Mayan is of Greek origin and means "Very Intelligent and cute".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ma"yan
  1. Designating, or pertaining to, an American Indian linguistic stock occupying the Mexican States of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan, together with a part of Guatemala and a part of El Salvador. See 2nd Maya.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Mayas.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayas
  2. A member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy ("Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar")

Maya +‎ -an

  1. A Mayan language.
  2. A Mayan person.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mayan

He left this life in 2009.


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Popularity of Mayan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mayan U.S.
  White 44.24% 64.26%
  African American 9.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 10.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 31.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mayan

People with the last name Mayan are most frequently White, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mayan

  • How Popular is the name Mayan? Mayan is the 20,079th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mayan was the 62,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mayan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 350 babies born with the first name Mayan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mayan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mayan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Mayan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mayan is Tuesday, November 30th, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Mayan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mayan was in 2009 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Mayan Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mayan is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Mayan: Your name in reverse order is Nayam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amyna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mayan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 321 people with the last name Mayan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mayan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mayan as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.