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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Taya
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Taya in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Taya:
Records indicate that 2,385 girls in the United States have been named Taya since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 363 people in the U.S. were given the name Taya. Those people are now 16 years old.
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Comments about the name Taya
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47 Positive Comments
"My name is Taya! I like my name although I hate that my parents decided to have my middle name be Wyatt! I also dislike to hat people mispronounce it as "tya"" Jul. 6, 2014:
"My name is Taya and i never knew that others had that name i thought i was the only one getting mad" May. 29, 2014:
"My name is Taya and I am 15 years old today! (Its my birthday!) anyway my mom thought she made it up because there is this street in town called Tenaya so my mom shortened it to Taya. I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. Its quirky and unique like me! I don't know about the rest of you but mine is pronounced teya like the a's make the two different "a" sounds." Feb. 1, 2014:
"My name is taya and it mostely gets said as tayia or kaya never taya and it makes me mad" Oct. 29, 2013:
"this is the name i am thinking of calling my 3rd daughter will see if it suits her when she arrives" Aug. 28, 2013:
"My 3 Year Olds Called Tayah, Added The H On Cuz It Makes It That Little More Unique :). I Love The Name Always Planned 2 Call My Daughter That Before She Was Even Born. We Also Call Her Tay-Tay :) x" Jun. 14, 2013:
"My Name is Taya, people usually pronounce it or spell it wrong. It gets on my nerves when they do that but in the end I love my name because it's unique and extremely catchy. It's really to memorize the name.
I've been told that name is a name given to an ancient Egyptian queen who was fair and justice and it means "gift" and also "blessing", which I love and am proud of." Jun. 9, 2013:
"my name is Taya it is nice so noone can make fun of your name because it does not rhyme with anything and it is unusual and unique. when i tell people my name everyone always says is it taylor or tia. i have met noone else with the same name. the name means divine gift but i am not sure where it comes from. i really like the name and i am happy with it." May. 28, 2013:
"my daughter is Taya May.. i love her name, it is different without being strange :) we call her Tay Tay also .." Jan. 6, 2013:
"I'm the only one I know with the name Taya. I love that my name is rare but when I tell people my name they always say Taylor insted of Taya. But Taya is the BEST name EVER!!!:)" Dec. 20, 2012:
"My Name Is Taya i was born in George Town Grand Cayman, 3rd Jan 1967. People usually pronounce it wrong. but i love my name." Nov. 27, 2012:
"My name is Tayha, I was born in 1981 and my mum made it up, or at least she thought she did lol it was hard as a kid having such an unusual name, but I find everyone loves it and I get so many compliments! As I got older I found I loved itans wouldn't change it :) I have since meet a Taya in high school and my cousins friend named her baby tayah lee which is almost my name Tayha Lea :)" Aug. 5, 2012:
"Taya is my daughters name! I found her name off the internet & I'm very happy with her name. Its such a beauitful name and suits my daughter very well. I love listening to her say her own name & the nicknames that go along with her personaility. I wanted a very different name that not a lof of people of heard. People are very surprised & all smiles when I tell them her name. I was gonna name her hayden, but happy I found the name Taya and just repeated it over and over again, then fell in love!" Jun. 24, 2012:
"I loved the name Taya, I heard the name after I had my daughter and named her (Eliza for those interested) so when I bred my dog and kept one of the pups, I just had to call her Taya, she is beautiful and I hadn't heard it as a name before anywhere, I love it that there is so many of you out there, and all beautiful just like the name I am sure. I believed its meaning to be Goddess in the Greek form, however, after reading all your comments about the meanings they are all wonderful, truly a beautiful name, you are all lucky ladies to have it!" Jun. 18, 2012:
"I Love this name my 6 year old daughter is called Taya-Nakiesha and people often say her name wrong too,i think its a gorgeous name for a gorgeous girl :) no one round my area hes the name so taya is the only one with the name which makes me happy!" May. 2, 2012:
"This is my name (: my First and Middle name go together so well. I'm Taya Marie. (: i love being called Taya. the nicknames people come up with are so cute for me too (: like tay-tter tot, Tay-tter bug, Tay-Tay, Tay, and much more. I was born in 1996. I have only meet one person with my name and she is one year older than me. I have only had a few people say my name wrong or spell it wrong. But i wouldn't change my name for anything in the world (:" Feb. 24, 2012:
"Hey my name is Taya and i loveee it im 12 ,but it is so unquie people say it fits me perfectly! i was reading some of the other things people posted and my mom got my name from One life to Live to which is awesome! the one thing i dont like about it is thaat it means dissipoint in english so if you have a kid tel the them meaning in other languages unless your dissipointed." Jan. 24, 2012:
"MY NAME IS TAYAH IT IS PRONOUNCED TAY-UH PEOPLE ALWAYS PRONOUNCE MY NAME WRONG I DONT KNOW HOW I ALWAYS HAVE TO SOUND IT OUT FOR THEM ALL MY FRIENDS CALL ME T, TAY, TAY-TAY, I LOVE THE NAME BUT I DONT LIKE MY WHOLE NAME VERY MUCH TAYAH MONIQUE? I DONT KNOW I WILL STICK TO JUST MY FIRST NAME! THANK U VERY MUCH!:)" Dec. 22, 2011:
"I am naming my daughter Taya Hope. She is due in 3.5 weeks! I just love this name. I chose to spell it "Taya" because I am a teacher and this is the most phonetic way! Cheers to all the Tayas out there!!!" Oct. 14, 2011:
"MY DAUGHTER IS NAMED TAYA. SHE HAS HAD IT SINCE 1998 AND FOR A WHILE WAS NOT HAPPY WITT MY CHOICE. AS SHE GOT A LITTLE OLDER SHE LOVES HER NAME SO MUCH ITS PLASTERED ON EVERY THING.I GOT THE NAME FROM A TV SOAP ONE LIFE TO LIVE.TAYA'S NAME IS ON SKINS TV SHOW WHICH IS NOT ALLOWED IN OUR HOME.IN THE MIDWEST THERE ISN'T MANY TAYA'S SEEM LIKE.I WAS TOLD THE NAME WAS GERMAN THATS WHAT THE MIDWIFE SAID I AM NOT SURE WHERE IT CAME FROM BUT IT DOES GET BUTCHERED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. I THOUGHT SPELLING IT TAYA INSTEAD OF TEA' PEOPLE WOULD KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE IT CORRECTLY BOY WAS I EVER WRONG!MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE SPELLED IT LIKE TA-YA SO PEOPLE WOULD SEE HOW TO SAY IT PROPERLY.MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE LITTLE GIRLS WHO WANTS THIS NAME SPELL IT TA-YA OR TAYAH THEN IT WONT GET BUTCHERED I CANT SEE HOW IT WOULD SPELLED LIKE THAT LOL." May. 19, 2011:
"My daughters name is Taya, my husband picked her name and it suits her well, beautiful name for a beautiful girl! Our younger daughter Alyssa called her Tay-Tay as a baby and the nickname has stuck :)" Apr. 30, 2011:
"We named our daughter Taya Nicole - Thinking we would NEVER run into another Taya. My daughter is 5 months old and we have run into 5 Tayas - There is even a Taeya in the Baby nursery with her at our small church. - So much for not having to share her name." Mar. 13, 2011:
"My daughter's name is Taya. She was born in Aug 0f 1998! Love that name!!" Jan. 25, 2011:
"My step daughter's name is Taya, she was born in 1997, I never heard of the name Taya until I started dating her dad. I think the name is gorgeous and unique." Dec. 11, 2010:
"i love it its my name cuz it sounds pretty and is different" Dec. 11, 2010:
"My name is Thea and it isnt short for anything. It is pronounced tay uh." Jun. 4, 2010:
"my name is taya my mother father thought it was some different to most other names." Apr. 8, 2010:
"My name is Taya. I do love my name. Yes people often pronounce my name wrong. But i do get over it. people call me taia?? And its spelled the same way its pronounced. How to say my name is like Tay-uh. I do not meet people with the same name as me. People say that they love the name Taya. And yeah i love it 2." Apr. 3, 2010:
"My Name is Taya Nicole Famularo, I was born in 1972. My father named me. He took the N out of Tanya and came up with Taya. I love my name and still to this day have never met anyone with the same name. I see Taya has caught on and I do believe it is a great name. Although people have the hardest time pronouncing it... I have been called Tanya,Tara Teah,Tasha... Its only 4 letters but people struggle. I liken the fact it is a uncommon name, so ORIGINAL..." Mar. 3, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Taya and it took me over 6 weeks to name her back in 2002, I heard it on a Biggie tune then found out it meant beautifully created in Vietnamese which I thought was fitting. I met a woman on holiday who had a niece called Taya and now there is another one in Taya's School! The GP always gets it wrong! She used to be the only one too! She still has a unique nickname which I will not put on here just in case you all use it! Thanks we love Taya!" Feb. 22, 2010:
"This was my 17 yr old cats name...when we adopted her back in 1994 i couldn't pronounce 'Tao' and i started calling her "Taya" and it fit her...i miss her. she passed Jan 30th 09. Im thinking of naming my first born daughter this or using it as her middle name." Feb. 12, 2010:
"My parents named me Taya Noelle 33 years ago! I just adore my name! My parents heard my name for the first time at a park. A little girl was running naked away from her parents while laughing! I have been called "Tay, Tay-tay, and Taters" by my Mom. In the beginning of the school year teachers saw my middle initial and called me Tanya by mistake. I never had to use my last initial unlike the Sarahs, Kellys, and Jennifers I had in all my classes. Even now as adults my friends have to use it. The orgins of "Taya" very by the country. I grew up thinking it was Dutch. In college one professor said it was from Japan, another from Old English. When I bought my house the seller said "Taya" was a famous folk hero in Russia!" Jan. 28, 2010:
"MY DUAGHTER'S NAME IS TAYAH SHE WAS BORN IN 2009 AND THIS IS A BEAUTIFULL NAME JUST AS BEAUTIFUL AS MY DAUGHTER" Jan. 28, 2010:
"I named my daughter Taya - May, born 2007. I had never heard another child called the same but as time has gone on ive heard more Taya's.
I love the name." Jan. 23, 2010:
"We named our little girl Taya, and the name is as beautiful as she is! :)" Nov. 21, 2009:
"I am intending on calling my baby girl who is due in 2 months Taya-May as my grandmother is called May and its my middle name what do you all think.
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"We are thinking about naming our baby Taya, but cant find the best spelling. It sound so pretty, but but want to keep the spelling pretty also" Sep. 16, 2009:
"my name is taya i absolutly love it even tho it is often mispronounced or spelled way way worng i love it and would never change it for enything" Sep. 14, 2009:
"My name is Taya, and I absolutely love the name. I live in Canada and know of only a few with this name. It is constantly pronounced wrong, spelled wrong and one day perhaps it will be popular enough to say right. Anyone with this name could probably tell you they have been called Tanya, or had it pronounced like Maya. Everyone will always be in awe of this name when they hear it... if they hear it correctly ;)
I wish to see this on key chains at the dollar store one day.
I have heard of only a few possible meanings for this name. Japanese:"Valley Feild" and Cherokee:"Beautiful Flower" I have also heard that the name means "poor one", But I would like to disagree. It's much to beautiful to mean anything negative. If anyone knows more, I would love to know!" Jul. 13, 2009:
"My daughters name is Taya Rose. We have had lots of positive feedback on the name but it is frequently mispronounced.
I named her after a Dutch neighbor who's full name is Theadora - which she pronounced Tayadora and Taya for short. I figured people would mispronounce it if I spelled it Thea, so I opted for Taya. It is crazy how often it is mispronounced, as it is spelled phonetically.
My girls is a teenager now and I still love the name. Common nicknames include Tay, Tay-Tay or Taya-Waya which are pretty tolerable." Apr. 12, 2009:
"The name Taya means Princess, it also means 'Perfectly Formed' in some cultures." Feb. 12, 2009:
"my daughter is called taya-ellesse and i absolutely adore her name everyone loves it when they hear it although she is constantly being called taylor lol xx" Jan. 6, 2009:
"My mum named me Taya after seeing it in a Polynesian history book that mentioned a Polynesian princess called Taya. I,too, didn't like it much when I was younger because it was so frequently mispronounced (and still is) but I really love it now. Very unique, very pretty. It has so many different origins (and different spellings). Taya is Polyesian, japanese, Italian and a number of others I can't think of right now. Same pronunciation but different spelling includes Tea, Taia, Tayah and a myriad of others (Spanish and so on)." Sep. 17, 2008:
"This is my Daughters name Taya (full name Taya-Rose" Oct. 8, 2006:
"my daughter was born in 1998 and i named her taya pretty soon after that there was taya's every where. we live in the uk and i hadnt heard it before now ther are 100's of them." Jul. 22, 2006:
"I named my daughter, born in 2002 Taya Lane, I heard it on a japanese cartoon, which makes sense because the name Taya is japanese. Hardly anyone can pronounce it right, but I love it and wouldn't change it for the world" Apr. 11, 2006:
"My daughter's name is Taya and I have had some people think that there should be an"H" at the end of her name. But most people think that it is a great name and some have said they have never heard it before." Mar. 30, 2006:
24 Neutral Comments
"My name is taya im 13 and everyone has to ask how to pronounce my name.All my friends call me Taya-Tay or Taya-Tot.I love my name i have never met another Taya. But im glad im not the only one called Tay-Tay:)." Jul. 24, 2014:
"Hi my name is Taya I was in born in 1981 in louisiana my mom came up with name from trying to come up with alternate spelling to Latoya Jackson, So she thought. I've recently realize its a unique name but people had a hard time pronouncing Taya, in which I hated moreover grew to love the response of people saying its a pretty name." May. 5, 2014:
"my name is taya ellen grace brown is was in a newspaper article a few years ago under the sub heading 'you called them what' everyone pronounces my name tanya toya tailor or taia and it really gets on my nerves but it acctualy means queen aswell" Mar. 28, 2013:
"My name is Taya. I love the name. I'm just sad it means tailor. Everyone in my family likes my name. I also hate it when people pronounce my name wrong. Everyone who has the name Taya, you are all very lucky to have that name, just like me!" Mar. 26, 2013:
"My name is Taya i was born in 1998 and i live in the Bahamas. Taya is not commonly used in the Bahamas but i love my name.:)" Dec. 18, 2012:
"My name is Taya so I have love it I used to want to be named amber cause that's what my family wanted but my dad insisted on Taya because it means precious and perfectly formed and spunky totally rocks just btwing got a new baby girl name her this people will pronounce it wrong but come on who wants a name everyone has isn't Taya just AWESOME am I right rise up Tayas let's make our name least common SCRATCH WHAT I SAID DON'T LET ANYONE HAVE OUR NAME THAT'S OURS DON'T NAME YOUR KID THIS DON'T INCREASE OUR NAME POPULATION ,DECREASE IT!!!" Nov. 29, 2012:
"My 8 year old daughter is called Taya,i got it out of a mother and baby magazine when i was pregnant.i love the name and so does Taya.I heard somewhere that it means precious?nobody as of yet has mispronounced it.A beautiful name for a beautitful girl!!." Sep. 16, 2012:
"My name is Tayaih. It's exactly like the name taya but spelled differently. My whole name is Tayaih mckenzie mick. My dad had a dream about my name. And after that he told me that was what my name had to be. My name means indian princess an a lot of other things. Lol(: I like the name sometimes unless someone says it wrong then I hate it, because people at school make fun of me for the whole day. But other than that I like it a lot. My name is unquie(sp?) I am the only Tayaih(taya) in my school and I like it, because i dont have to put my last name on a piece of paper all the time. Look me up on Facebook. I'll add you if your name is Tayaih. I live on the border line of Newark and zanesville. So yeah(;" May. 30, 2012:
"My daughters name is Taya Marie, Taya means "beautiful flower" in the Cherokee language. My husband and I wanted something simple and sweet and it suites her well. Most everyone has pronounced it correctly. We have meet two other Taya's, one I work with and one another 2yr old whos name is spelled Tayah." Mar. 7, 2012:
"My name is taya and my middle name is may, my name flows together well and has always been very unique which I love! People do get my name wrong often and i think sometimes i should just spell it t?ya so they pronounce it with a long A, but I think the name fits me perfectly. I have met 2 other people with the same name but one was spelt differently. My dad was picked out the name and we really never figured out how he did it but overall I am very happy with my name and recommend it becaus wit is a very strong but beautiful name." Dec. 7, 2011:
"My name is Taya - it originates from Dorothea which is pronounced Doro-Taya. People don't always pronounce it right. However it means "God's gift" which is a beautiful meaning." Oct. 11, 2011:
"my daughter is named taya she was born in 2000 we often call her tay or tay tay i have never found out the real meaning as there seem to be so many on so many websites! i named her after a friend of mines sister (who is now about 34) whom i didnt know i just loved the name !" Sep. 20, 2011:
"I'm thinking of calling my baby Taya. How can it be mispronounced? I would hate for her to be correcting people forever!" May. 1, 2011:
"My daughters name is Taya. She was born 12-14-09. I wanted to name her Rayasoul but when she was born some how Taya came out. I loved the name then and I love it today. I never heard the name before then but now that it is her name I hear it more and more" Mar. 18, 2011:
"Wow I didn't realize it was so popular- to a comment left on 23 oct 2009, my daughter was born in 2003 and her name is Taya Mae as both my grandmothers name/middle names are May but I thought I would change the spelling" Mar. 15, 2011:
"my name is taya..but its actually not my real name, its what my friends call me and i really do love my name..i love people call me taya..so my friends out there,,call me taya or else i wouldn't care you..hahaha" Oct. 9, 2010:
"I love the name- my daughter was going to be Teya but I decided she was more of a Taya- very dainty and precious. She's also been called Tay Tay-Tay Taya-Tay Taya-Baya Tay-Bay TaterTot TatoBug. I'm not sure what it is but this name just screams out nicknames left and right. My grandma is Greek and she's told me it means goddess. My girl was born in 2001." Aug. 1, 2010:
"My name is Taya and I'm 25 years old. When I was younger, the name Taya was very unusual but I'm slowly noticing its increase in popularity, having met a Taya myself. My background is Dutch and Taya in dutch is spelt "Thea", which is short of Dorthea or Theadora. Since my parents wanted to avoid people mispronouncing my name, they spelt it differently, however my name is still mispronounced all the time. I'm used to it though and don't mind correcting people because people often comment on how beautiful the name is." Apr. 30, 2010:
"We named our daughter Tea Elena. Alot of people didn't understand the name when we first told them because our other daughters have very popular names. She is a beautiful baby and we love the name!!" Apr. 26, 2010:
"I was born in 1970 and my name is Taya. I've always loved it. So much appreciated always hearing...beautiful girl ~ beautiful name! I was the only Taya I knew for decades. It was often mispronounced, but I dealt with it...always made me feel special.. My mother made it up from her maiden name Taylor. Now I see all these Taya names today, and feel my name has been stolen considering my Mom came up with it...she says I'm the original!!! I only get compliments...Taya is an awesome name!!" Feb. 17, 2010:
"My name is spelt Tea but pronunced Tay-uh. I used to hate it but i love it now. It's beautiful. :)" Oct. 22, 2009:
"I'm a Taya (28) - the name comes from Thea (pronounced Thaya) - which means "goddess" in Ancient Greek. Everytime I speak with a Greek person as soon as I introduce myself I get an ear full about what it means and asked if I'm Greek as well. Surprised no one else has had this!" Sep. 24, 2009:
"I have a friend named Taya but her name is spelt Tahya. She gets it mispelt lots." Aug. 6, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Taya and she hated it for the first 18 years of her life because it was frequently mispronounced and misspelled. When she became a college freshman at a prestigious women's college she finally told me her name was okay because everybody else there also had wierd names. It has since become a positive aspect of her professional life as it is distinctive and beautiful. (Just like her!)" May. 14, 2006:
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