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Maya

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Maya

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

A few facts about the girl's name Maya:

  • Records indicate that 70,536 girls in the United States have been named Maya since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2006, when 4,963 people in the U.S. were given the name Maya. Those people are now 14 years old.

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    Comments about the name Maya

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      26 Positive Comments

  • "I spell my name Maya and when people first meet me, a lot of the time they will pronounce it like May-a whereas I pronounce it My-ah so I'm constantly correcting them. But it's not all bad! I love my name and I wouldn't change it for the world! I've only ever met two other Maya spelled and pronounced like mine." Sep. 11, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's middle name is Maia - pronounced May-a. We chose to spell it Maia after the goddess of springtime, where the month of May got its name. Hence the pronunciation May-a. Everyone thinks it is My-a which drives me slightly mad. We just thought the more traditional spelling was nicer than the more modern but now I wonder if we should have stuck with Maya. Seems even the Maya's can get pronounced My-a though!!" Apr. 23, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter this because me and my partner really liked it, she was born in may 2012 and it worked out well as it has meanings to the month of may. The baby books spelt it either way maia of maya both pronounced May-a We spell it Maia which we both prefered. I've constantly had to correct people, she always gets Mya if we wanted mya pronounced My-a, we woud have called her that and spelt it that way! Never mind just hope she doesn't mind correcting people when shes able to herself!" Dec. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm fourteen and my name is Maya Matthews. I really like the name in general:) but I love my name because it works along with my last name, since they both start with the same letter M!:) there was a nice British lady who pronounced it May-uh. I told her it was pronounced My-ah but I guess that's just how they pronounce it in the UK. My ancestors are from Wales in the UK and I saw the coat of arms too! But I don't want to change it to the British way. I think most people with this name pronounce it like me in the UK and Europe anyway. I love my name!:)" Aug. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Maya and we pronounce it May-a. We lived in Australia when she was born and have since moved to the US. We gave her the option of changing the pronunciation when we moved, but she kept it the same. We love the name Maya!" Jul. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Maia Rose as it was the only name we could both agree on! I love it, although some people do call her Mia occasionally. As she's 4 now, she's quick to correct them and seems very happy with our choice" Jun. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is atually Maia, Im from Norway. And everybody says it's a beautiful name, since it is so unusual. I like It :-)I LOVE IT <3" Mar. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "MAJA is popular in Croatia, I named my daughter MAYA, pronounced MY-A. Such a short and pretty name." Jul. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name and calling my daughter MAYA wen she arrives in the New Year." Nov. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Maya, pronounced May-a. Iım glad to see others pronounce it that way too! We live in the U.S., and some people do pronounce it My-a. Iıve had people say they think her name is pretty with the pronunciation of May-a. Sometimes we just call her ıMayı, which I think is a sweet name too. I hope to see the May-a pronunciation used more in the U.S. like other names that can be pronounced more than one way. Examples: Kara / Cara (Car-a or Care-a); Ana / Anna (Ahn-a or Ann-a); Dana (Day-na or Dan-a); Andrea (Ahn-dree-a or Ann-dree-a); Sonya / Sonja (Sawn-ya or Sown-ya), etc. May-a is a sweet name for our sweet little girl!" Jul. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is maya! it's pronounced Ma-ya. i love my name. i love it because it's a name that is very global. in some languages it means love or nature. i love the outdoors, so it suits me." May. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is maya! it's pronounced Ma-ya. i love my name. i love it because it's a name that is very global. in some languages it means love or nature. i love the outdoors, so it suits me." May. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have named our daughter, now 4 months old Maya, although we spelt it Mya and think its such a beautiful sweet short name." May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Maya and we chose to pronounce it May-a. I wanted something sweet and simple. She's almost a year old and I hope I didn't set her up for a life time of correction. We live in the U.S. and most people pronounce it My-ah. I feel bad that she will have to correct people, but I hope she can do it gracefully. When people find out that we pronounce it May-a and not My-ah, I do get a few weird looks, but there are other names out there that can be pronounced more than one way too. Ex: Kara/Cara (Car-a or Care-a); Dana (Dan-a or Dane-a); Andrea (an-Dree-a or AN-dree-a); Ana/Anna (Ahn-a or Ann-a). I'm sure there are many more out there, but you get the idea. May-a is a sweet name for a sweet little girl." Mar. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im Maya and I hate this lady because she is always mispronouncing my name. Shes Mrs lane." Jun. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maya and I didnıt like it as a child because it was different and often mispronounced but I really like it now because its powerful and unique. Every Maya Iıve met has been really great!" Apr. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Maya. Everybody loves that name. Such a beautiful name...and...she is as beautiful as her name." Sep. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Maya is really sweet. I hope it doesnt get over-used!" Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Maya is the best name ever. I was going to be named Daniel but my sister chose Maya. I am so happy she chose it. I love the name Maya, though Daniel is a good name too. I think my name is unique and beautiful." Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maya and I absolutely LOVE my name!!! I think my name is beautiful and wouldn't trade it at all. Most people think i am May-a, though." Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Maya and I really love it. My daughter likes it too." Feb. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always tell me that my name is beautiful. I think Maya is a lovely name and i am honored to have it." Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Maya is the most gorgeous name--and I'm not saying that just because it's mine!
    The only things about it I don't like are 1. Its ambigous heritage ("You were named after the Hindu concept of WHAT?")
    2. Its almost-but-not-quite-namesakes. You know; Mya the singer, Maia the goddess...
    But that aside?
    Maya ROCKS.
    " Oct. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister is named Maja (German version, you pronounce the j like a y). She was named after a famous German cartoon bee "Biene Maja" Unfortunately here in Canada it's often pronounced with a hard "J" so we nicknamed her "Madge." I have recently had a friend name their daughter Maya because they loved it so much, and one of her friends as well." Sep. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love the name Maya. I thought it might be a little unusual, but it is unbelievably common. I'm still not sure if it suits her she seems a little bit more of an Ida or Mabel." May. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Maya and people usually compliment her name. It's not very common in the latin community." Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is pronounced My-uh spelled Maya. I hate it. Its so overused. Im always in classes with other Mayas and I just hate my name." Sep. 15, 2020: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Maya. My parents named me after the beautiful poet Maya Angelou. My dad came up with the name originally to kinda honor is black heritage and my mom loved it some they named me Maya. Pronounced My-ah but spelled Maya. I was born in November of 2004." Mar. 19, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is maya! i love my name cause its so awesome! i was named after the mayans in mexico! my name is also rose!" Oct. 23, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're in Canada and our daughter's name is Maya, and we pronounce it May-ah. I'm aware most people with this name pronounce it My-ah, but we just liked the other pronounciation better because I thought it was sweeter sounding and a lot of my family members liked it too. I also did a lot of backround research on the name and there was several websites that gave both pronounciations May-ah/My-ah. Enough people gave me grief about it after finding out that we say her name differently, but to me there is nothing wrong with saying it the way we do, and it really suites our daughter. There are many other names out there that you can pronounce/say two ways, and people change spellings of names or make up baby names all the time, so why can't I get away with May-ah if I like it that way?? I just wish more people would be open minded. I'm so glad to see a few others on here say their daughters name this way as well :) And like one of the previous posters said on here, I too would be happy to see more people go with this pronounciation, it is so pretty sounding :)" Apr. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "cute baby how old is maia i love her text back thank you" Dec. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name maya (prounounced maya)if my fourth child turns out agir i'll name her that" Nov. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Mayanin but almost everyone calls me Maya (pronounced Ma-ya like the Aztec Mayas) A lot of people say my name incorrectly because they don't stress the "y" in my name." Nov. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger from Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, played by the gorgeous Cerina Vincent (later seen as the naked girl in 'Not Another Teen Movie'), pronounces her name as 'mye-a', as does African-American author Maya Angelou (real name Marguerite Annie Johnson; her younger brother referred to her as 'mya sista' and that is where Maya, in Ms. Angelou's case, comes from)." Oct. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Maya, pronounced May-a. I'm glad to see others pronounce it that way too! We live in the U.S., and some people do pronounce it My-a. I've had people say they think her name is pretty with the pronunciation of May-a. Sometimes we just call her "May", which I think is a sweet name too. I hope to see the May-a pronunciation used more in the U.S. like other names that can be pronounced more than one way. Examples: Kara / Cara (Car-a or Care-a); Ana / Anna (Ahn-a or Ann-a); Dana (Day-na or Dan-a); Andrea (Ahn-dree-a or Ann-dree-a); Sonya / Sonja (Sawn-ya or Sown-ya), etc. May-a is a sweet name for our sweet little girl!" Jul. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little girl is called Mayah (May-ah). She really suits her name. It's the only girls name we culd actually agree on and her due date was May the 1st. UK people say May-ah but abroad people often call her Ma-yah." Sep. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name so much! i want to call my child this if i ever have a baby. I live in australia and dont know any mayas. I pronounce it MAY-A, not MY-A though. Its so pretty and gorgeous." Mar. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is called Maya (pronounced May-a rather than My-a) It is the old English version, after the month. However, it gets pronounced My-a a lot but once I correct people it's fine. I am sure the Maya's and Maia's of this world get this too. Still LOVE the name - very pretty and a bit different (in the UK anyway!)" Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maya, and although I love it and all the meanings associated with it, It stems from the asian side of the family. I now live in the UK, and it appears that everyone calls me May-ah which really annoys me. Worse, are the equally frequent Myra or Mia (MEE-AH). I do seem to spen a lot of time convincing people that I really do know best when it comes to pronouncing my name. Still, i wouldn't have anything else!" Jun. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm going to name my daughter Maya Iliana. My husband LOVES the name Maya because you pronouce it the same way in spanish and in english, and it's also a beautiful name." Dec. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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