Chaya name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil, English, Hebrew, Bengali, Malayalam, Oriya and Telugu
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Chaya KH-EYE-ah
Meaning: Alive, Living and Shadow
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What does Chaya mean?

Preeminent Chaya mainly is used in Bengali, Kannada, English, Marathi, Hebrew, Oriya, Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Telugu and Sanskrit, meaning of Chaya is "Alive, Living or Shadow" given to both genders has its origin in Hebrew.

How do I pronounce Chaya?

The proper pronunciation of one syllabled Chaya is KH-EYE-ah. There should be emphasis on first KH syllable while speaking. cha-ya is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of Chaya

Chaia, Kaija, Kaja, Kaya, Kaijah, Caja, Kai, Kajsa, Kaea

How popular is the name Chaya?

Chaya is common in United States where over 12312 new-borns have been given the name since 1947. Currently peaking at the charts, it ranked 640th when 461 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

Chaya is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 700 names. In 2002, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 667 on girl names chart when 42 babies were named Chaya.

Over 746 babies in England and Wales have been named Chaya.

Chaya is an uncommon baby name in France, in use since 1986, peaked in 1992 when it ranked 2662nd. Also, it appeared first time in 2000 on baby girl names list of Belgium.

But Chaya is a popular baby name in India where every 1 in 20000 have the name. As per our findings, over 80000 babies have been bestowed Chaya around the globe.

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Chaya in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Chaya

You want to be in control of your life and emotions. You are the mover and shaker of the world. You are always open to experience something new. You want to achieve great things in life but without much effort. You only need the right ones to be content in life. And you are right. You don't like to be told what to do, nor boss around. Having letter A as your capstone reveals how you look at life and other people.

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  •  Anula is used especially in Telugu, Sanskrit and Malayalam, Anula means "Not Wild or Gentle" and of Hebrew origin is bestowed upon baby girls
  •  Cidonio - Meaning of Cidonio is Originating In Sidon came from Hebrew and is mostly used in Portuguese
  •  Carmya - Unfamiliar and Modernistic Carmya is originated from Hebrew, Carmya means "Song" and is especially used in English is used for girls

Sibling Names for Chaya

Chaya is a beautiful name that means "life" in Hebrew. If you're considering this name for your baby girl, you might also be interested in finding sibling names that complement Chaya's unique sound and meaning. Here are some options to consider:

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Famous people named Chaya

  • Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  • Chaya Czernowin, composer
  • Chaya Arbel, Israeli composer
  • Chaya Singh, Indian actress
  • Chayan Sarkar in The Sleeping Warrior as Producer
  • Chayanne in Dance with Me as Actor


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Institut national de la statistique et des ├ętudes ├ęconomiques,
  4. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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