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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Saraya mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Saraya

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Sri Lanka says the name Saraya means "Lotus".
  • A user from India says the name Saraya means "Lord shiva".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Saraya means "Palace".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Saraya means "Princess" and is of Islamic / Muslim origin.
  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Saraya means "Saraya in Arabic and Turkish means palaces or place of the crown. An Arabic dessert called Aish el Saraya referes to food for the palace".

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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Saraya

Sweet was born on October 19th, 1971 in Penzance. Sweet is also known as Sweet Saraya.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 9 9 0
1981 6 6 0
1983 6 6 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 32 32 0
1990 39 39 0
1991 23 23 0
1992 24 24 0
1993 26 26 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 23 23 0
1997 28 28 0
1998 24 24 0
1999 33 33 0
2000 27 27 0
2001 34 34 0
2002 20 20 0
2003 43 43 0
2004 30 30 0
2005 48 48 0
2006 49 49 0
2007 65 65 0
2008 45 45 0
2009 49 49 0
2010 59 59 0
2011 70 70 0
2012 55 55 0
2013 51 51 0
2014 44 44 0
2015 62 62 0
2016 48 48 0
2017 45 45 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Saraya

Interest is based how many people viewed this name from each country and is scaled based on the total views by each country so that large countries do not always show the most interest. Darker blue on the map indicates that people in the country are more likely to search for this name.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Saraya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Saraya

  • How Popular is the name Saraya? Saraya is the 9,422nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Saraya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,189 babies born with the first name Saraya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saraya 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 Saraya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Saraya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saraya is Wednesday, February 29th, 1956.
  • What year had the most people named Saraya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saraya was in 2011 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Saraya Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saraya is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Saraya: Your name in reverse order is Ayaras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arasya. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Saraya born Sep 27, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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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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