First Name
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 Waya mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Waya

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from California, United States says the name Waya means "Wolf" and is of Cherokee origin.
  • A submission from Missouri, United States says the name Waya means "Wolf" and is of Cherokee origin.
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Waya is of Unknown origin and means "Male Wolf".
  • A user from Tennessee, United States says the name Waya is of Cherokee origin and means "Wolf".
  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Waya is of Native American origin and means "Wolf- eastern band Cherokee".
Other origins: Hebrew

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Alt. Meaning

W is for work, for which you strive to accomplish

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

Notable Persons With the Last Name Waya

Mary was born on May 25th, 1968.


Lawrence Waya is a soccer player for the Big Bullets F.C., Al Jazira Club, Silver Strikers F.C., and Malawi national football team. Lawrence was born on May 25th, 1963 in Mphonde, Phalombe District, Nyasaland.



Fun Facts about the name Waya

  • When was the first name Waya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Waya is Wednesday, November 13th, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Waya? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Waya. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Waya: Your name in reverse order is Ayaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Waya. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Waya born Aug 3, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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