Soraya

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Soraya

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Soraya means "A gem" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Persian

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Wiktionary

From Persian ثریا (suraiyā) ("brilliant gem”, “Pleiades"), ultimately from Arabic ثُرَيَّا (ṯurayyā).

  1. A female given name.

Soraya was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Soraya

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Iran. Her career lasted from 1951 to 1958. Soraya was born on June 22nd, 1932 in Isfahan. She passed away on October 26th, 2001.

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She was most active from 28 to 28. Soraya was born as the child of Mahmud Tarzi on November 24th, 1899 in Damascus. She left this life on April 20th, 1968.

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Soraya was a latin pop, pop rock, alternative rock, world music, and folk music singer/songwriter, guitarist, arranger, record producer, songwriter, and arrangement. She plays Vocals, guitar, and piano. She was most prominent from 1996 to 2006. Soraya was given the name Soraya Raquel Lamilla Cuevas on March 11th, 1969 in United States. She breathed her last breath on May 10th, 2006.

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Soraya Arnelas is a pop music, eurodance, and dance music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Soraya was given the name Soraya Arnelas Rubiales on September 13th, 1982 in Valencia de Alcántara.

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Soraya was born in Iran. She left this life on August 15th, 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Soraya

Soraya was a latin pop, pop rock, alternative rock, world music, and folk music singer/songwriter, guitarist, arranger, record producer, songwriter, and arrangement. She plays Vocals, guitar, and piano. She was most prominent from 1996 to 2006. Soraya was given the name Soraya Raquel Lamilla Cuevas on March 11th, 1969 in United States. She breathed her last breath on May 10th, 2006.

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Shabnam Soraya is a dance, pop music, and dance music musician. Her career lasted from 2004 to 2004. Shabnam was born on October 14th, 1981 in Kulob.

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Andi Soraya is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Andi was born on June 18th, 1976 in Jakarta.

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Ram Soraya is an entrepreneur and film producer. Ram was given the name Raam Lalchand Pridhani on November 4th, 1949 in Surabaya.

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Amalia Soraya is a pop music, soul music, contemporary r&b, and jazz actor, presenter, and singing. She plays Human voice. She has been prominent since 2004. Amalia was born on December 6th, 1984 in Bandung.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1955 6 6 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 28 28 0
1959 20 20 0
1960 24 24 0
1961 39 39 0
1962 31 31 0
1963 31 31 0
1964 38 38 0
1965 40 40 0
1966 33 33 0
1967 23 23 0
1968 35 35 0
1969 32 32 0
1970 36 36 0
1971 49 49 0
1972 29 29 0
1973 34 34 0
1974 19 19 0
1975 33 33 0
1976 29 29 0
1977 27 27 0
1978 26 26 0
1979 31 31 0
1980 53 53 0
1981 44 44 0
1982 40 40 0
1983 41 41 0
1984 29 29 0
1985 37 37 0
1986 42 42 0
1987 49 49 0
1988 34 34 0
1989 52 52 0
1990 54 54 0
1991 49 49 0
1992 56 56 0
1993 55 55 0
1994 56 56 0
1995 67 67 0
1996 76 76 0
1997 74 74 0
1998 75 75 0
1999 67 67 0
2000 92 92 0
2001 100 100 0
2002 104 104 0
2003 135 135 0
2004 144 144 0
2005 172 172 0
2006 236 236 0
2007 236 236 0
2008 190 190 0
2009 170 170 0
2010 197 197 0
2011 219 219 0
2012 198 198 0
2013 191 191 0
2014 179 179 0
2015 200 200 0
2016 197 197 0
2017 177 177 0

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Popularity of Soraya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Soraya

  • How Popular is the name Soraya? Soraya is the 3,847th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Soraya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,886 babies born with the first name Soraya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Soraya to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Soraya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Soraya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Soraya is Friday, January 1st, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Soraya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Soraya was in 2006 with a total of 236 babies.
  • Random Soraya Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Soraya is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 50 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Soraya: Your name in reverse order is Ayaros. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yoasra. 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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