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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Anaya

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Anaya in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Anaya:

  • Records indicate that 7,220 girls in the United States have been named Anaya since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2008, when 716 people in the U.S. were given the name Anaya. Those people are now 12 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 Anaya

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      18 Positive Comments

  • "My name is anaya and I'm from the UK and many people round me are called anaya I personally know 4 people called anaya but at school loads of supply teachers call me aniyah when its spelt how it sound but I love my name as its unique and beautiful." Aug. 17, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend named Inaiah. It?s said the same way as Anaya but such a pretty spelling !" Aug. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anaya and all my teachers can never pronounce my name right" Aug. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name too, is Anaya.It should originally be pronounced as A NAH YA, but people often end up calling me Aniya or ananya" Jul. 21, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Anaya we say it A nay uh we also know little girls called Araya and Alaya they all sound the same really yet my daughter sometimes gets called Aniya but the others girls don't get called Ariya or Aliya which I don't understand ?" Feb. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in Wales & i am welsh and my daughters name is Anaya and haven't heard it much where we live we pronouce it A nay uh everyone loves it thou and it's really suits my daughter" Jul. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my daughter's name. But it seems like way more than 700 girls are named that every year. Every time, we're on a playground and say "Anaya", a couple other girls turn their heads too." Jun. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is anaya and we say it ah nay ah" Jun. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. The older adults in the family are a bit weirded out by the name but everyone else loves it. It is unique (and pretty)...when i tell people the meaning (hebrew for God has answered) they love it even more! I was praying for a girl and God answered :)" Jan. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name and I pronounce it A-Niah-ah. My neighbors pronounce it A-nay-ah. I think it depends on your ethnicity on how you pronounce it." Nov. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "anayah is my daughters name but everyone pronouces it wrong its A nay ah but she gets called an ni yah" May. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is Anayah and everyone pronounces it wrong and when i correct them they say its lovely different" Mar. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my baby sisters name, her name is beautiful and even though she has passed she will always be in my heart. love you sis, R.I.P XXX" Mar. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "im tryin to figure out how to spell my baby name! I want to name her (A-NI-YA) ANAYA OR ANIYAH" Feb. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daugher this, she was born in 2002. Many people spell it incorrectly and pronounce it in correctly as well. However once they say it properly everyone LOVES it. People always stop and smile when they hear that name. I have a feeling it will become more and more popular." Dec. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 5 months pregnant & so far Anaya seems to be the only one that feels right. I thought I had made it up!" May. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name and I love her to death. Anaya suits her to the "T", so to speak. Its a weird and unique name, but beautiful and graceful, like my daughter. Anaya is 16 1/2 months old now and I can't wait to see how she grows!" Dec. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 5 months pregnant and will be naming my baby girl Anaya. I think it is verry pretty and sounds like a name fit for my little princess." Apr. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is a Anaya but people often pronounce it as aniyah. Sometimes i get annoyed but i got used to it. The reason why it is probably said wrong is because it is not a common name in some parts of,the world or the person might just have a different accent." Jul. 30, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Anaya and we pronounce it like Aniya. I got it from the African Ebo name that means "Look up to God". I also like the meaning in other languages like Hebrew "God has answered"" Jun. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've just chose this name for my little girl Anayah I was debating tho as my princess is mix face half black half white! X" Mar. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Anaya pronounced a neigh uh she always gets called anya or A nigh uh if it was either of them wouldn't it have an a missing or have an I in it but she's beautiful and it's suits her" Oct. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl's name is Anaya & I love it. The only problem I get is people pronouncing it wrong. A- NAY- A" Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "plz tell me how anaya is doing person who is having her kid on april 22. PLUS my name is anaya. it's gorguss and i nicknamed myself ana!" Jul. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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