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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Amaya
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Amaya in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Amaya:
Records indicate that 20,180 girls in the United States have been named Amaya since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2003, when 1,764 people in the U.S. were given the name Amaya. Those people are now 16 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Amaya
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10 Positive Comments
"My Amaya Lee was born in 1999. People have always wrecked it by saying A May A.....ugh! And her twin is Jadelyn Nicole its not hyphened People say Jade- Lyn...like we are from the south..its all together like Catelyn, one word!" Aug. 13, 2019:
"I've called our baby Amaya and we absolutely love her name" Dec. 4, 2016:
"My name is Amaya Crystal
At first I didn't like my name but once I explored it meaning it really started to grow on me" Apr. 5, 2016:
"I named my daughter this :) she's 19 months now :) and it's pronounced Ah-may-ah for her" Aug. 7, 2013:
"My beautiful daughter is Amaya Faith Kathleen-it means night rain and she was born in the pitch dark and pouring rain. We pronounce it like the month of May (AHMAYAH)" Dec. 21, 2010:
"The name is said Ah-My-Ah. I found this name and the meaning so beautiful I named my 2 year old Amaya and had no clue it was so popular!" Mar. 28, 2009:
"my 21 month old is Amaya Nicole and i think it is just a beautiful name her father and i fought over it for a while but my mind was set and now he loves it!" Jun. 25, 2008:
"My almost 7 yr old is named Amaya Christine, and I have yet to run into someone that doesn't think it's a beautiful name! It also doesn't get old and no one else has it." Dec. 26, 2007:
"I really wanted to name my daughter Amaya. My husband's friend talked us out of it by saying, "Am I a dog, am I a cat, am I a ...." It drove my husband nuts, so we picked another name. But my older daughter and I loved it so much that she swears that when she's older she'll name her daughter that." Oct. 29, 2006:
"I first heard the name, Amaya, on The Real World - Hawaii and loved it.
I plan to name our first daughter, Amaia." Feb. 14, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"Amaya is my middle name. I hate it and always have and I have a very unique first name that is very pretty and Amaya sounds even more worse with it. My dad chose my middle name and my mom chose my first name" Nov. 16, 2018:
8 Neutral Comments
"My name is Amaya and I love my name. No one has ever pronounced my name wrong but anyway once my own uncle called me maya and said happy birthday maya. anyway Amaya is a great name." Feb. 6, 2017:
"Ok I'm eleven and my name is amaya lynn fisher when I was about 5 I thought that name was stupid and said to my mom why didn't u just name me maya but as I got older everyone complemented me and my name because they have never heard it they always say I love your name hair (blond) and eyes (blue) and now I love my name the one thing I hate is that everyone always say it wrong and it bothers the heck out of me it's ethier maya or some other name that's not my name but amaya is probluy the best name in the world and I love it even thow people say it wrong" Feb. 25, 2016:
"My name is pronounced ah- my- ah but people just look at it and try to sound it out. They say ah- may- ah instead and it bothers me so much. Sometimes I wish I had a different prettier name. But that's the name my parents gave me. Oh well. At least I have one. : p" Jan. 3, 2016:
"My daughters name is Amaia Grace we call her mya and gracie She is six years old and she loves her name. So do I." Oct. 10, 2010:
"My friend has a daughter named Amaya. I personally prefer Maya, but it's not my decision, is it? Though I love A names. My three kids are Amelia, Antonniette, and Annabella. And my name is Anna and my husband is Arnold!!! Even the cat is Archie. XP" Jul. 25, 2007:
"Im going to name my daughter Amaya and her brother Amadd and so thats going to be precious and I love that name Amaya!" Mar. 22, 2007:
"Oh my god what a beautiful name. It's a Japanese name. It is so full of grace and honour." Dec. 7, 2006:
"The name is supposedly Japanese meaning "night rain" it is beautiful!" Jan. 18, 2006:
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