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Maya Name Meaning and Origin

Maya Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Illusion, water, mother, great, princess

Name Origin


Maya is a Sanskrit name meaning 'illusion' or 'magic'. It can also mean 'water' or 'mother', symbolizing life-giving qualities. In Hindu mythology, Maya is the name of the goddess of illusion and creativity.

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Maya Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Maya is easy to pronounce with a soft 'y' sound. It flows smoothly and is familiar to many English speakers.

Name Melody Rating:

Maya has a perfect rhythm with two syllables that balance each other. It has a musical quality that is pleasant to the ear.

Famous People Named Maya

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. Her work focused on themes of racism, identity, family, and travel. She is best known for her autobiographical series 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.'

● Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She gained fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and has appeared in films such as Bridesmaids and Grown Ups.

● Maya Hawke

Maya Hawke is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Robin Buckley in the TV series Stranger Things and for her work in the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Maya Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Maya

The name Maya does not have strong negative associations. However, it may be associated with the concept of illusion or deception due to its meaning in Sanskrit. Some may also think of the Maya civilization, which can evoke a sense of mystery or ancient history.

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