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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zaya mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Zaya

User Submitted Origins

     Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Canada, the name Zaya is of Russian origin and means "Little bunny".
  • According to a user from Canada, the name Zaya means "Victorious woman".
  • A submission from Germany says the name Zaya means "Destiny" and is of Mongolian origin.
  • According to a user from Bulgaria, the name Zaya means "In Russian it means bunny.".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Zaya is of Scottish origin and means "Life giving".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Zaya

Zaya Avdysh was a soccer player for the FC Polissya Zhytomyr, Vakhsh Qurghonteppa, FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, FC Dynamo Makhachkala, and FC Vostok. Zaya was born on August 25th, 1945 in Kiev. He died on May 21st, 2015.


Zaya S. Younan is a chairman & ceo, younan properties, inc., chairman, and chairman&ceo. Zaya was born in Tehran.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zaya

His most notable accomplishments were from 1839 to 1847. Nicholas is also known as Zayʿa; Eshaʿya. He breathed his last breath in 1855.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1994 5 5 0
1997 13 8 5
1998 7 7 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 20 20 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 19 19 0
2004 21 21 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 26 26 0
2007 25 25 0
2008 26 26 0
2009 27 27 0
2010 41 41 0
2011 42 37 5
2012 117 117 0
2013 135 135 0
2014 120 120 0
2015 97 89 8
2016 187 181 6
2017 202 196 6
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Zaya

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Zaya as a first name

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Popularity of Zaya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zaya U.S.
  White 85.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zaya

People with the last name Zaya are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zaya

  • How Popular is the name Zaya? Zaya is the 9,380th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zaya was the 36,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,198 babies born with the first name Zaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zaya 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 Zaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zaya is Monday, July 28th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Zaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zaya was in 2017 with a total of 196 babies.
  • Random Zaya Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Zaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaza. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 622 people with the last name Zaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zaya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zaya as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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