Raya name meaning

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Arabic, Slavonic, Germanic, Old Greek, Slavic and Russian
Usage: Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Russian, French and Oriya
Pronunciation: ra-ya
Meaning: Flowing of a River, Zeal, Flow, Sated with Drink, Wise Guardian, Goddess Parvati, Form of Regina, Queen, Rose, Beautiful, At the Flower of the Age, Advice and Protector
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What does Raya mean?

Offbeat Old Greek, Slavic, Arabic, Slavonic, Russian and Germanic Raya is used primarily in Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam given to both genders, meaning of Raya is "Flowing of a River, Zeal, Flow, Sated with Drink, Wise Guardian, Goddess Parvati, Form of Regina, Queen, Rose, Beautiful, At the Flower of the Age, Advice or Protector".

Raya is form of commonly accepted Raina. Raina is a version of lofty and evergreen Reina. Also Raina is variant form of lofty Radka. Raina is a short version of Regina.

Raina is feminine variant of Rainer. Raina's meaning is Pure, Wise Guardian and Beautiful Princess came from Germanic and Slavonic. Raya is abridged form of Raymonde. Raymonde is variation of loved and ever lasting Ramona.

Origin of Queer Raymonde is in Germanic and Old High German languages, meaning of Raymonde is "Advice, Protector and Protection" is used particulary in French. Raya is diminutive of Raimonda. Raimonda is version of unfading and acclaimed Ramona.

Raimonda's meaning is Advice and Protector came from Germanic is used in Italian.

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How do I pronounce Raya?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled Raya is ra-ya. raw-ya is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of Raya

Rayah, Raina, Reina, Radka, Raena, Rayna, Regina, Raenna

Nicknames for Raya

Name Raya is already a short name but there are some nicknames to go along with it:

Names that rhyme with Raya

How popular is the name Raya?

In United States, Raya was once a common name since emerging in 1958 it has been given to over 3489 babies. At its zenith in 2017,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 50 years but it is still going strong.

Raya is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 500 names. Recently in 2017, 97 babies were given Raya and it reached its peak ranking, 453 on girl names chart.

Over 913 people have been named Raya in England and Wales.

Raya is an uncommon baby name in France, even after 20 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 3000.

Over 153 people have been named Raya in France. But Raya is a popular baby name in India where every 1 in 30000 have the name as well as in, Oman, Ethiopia, Russia, Tanzania, Niger, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Indonesia.

At least, 180000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our research.


Raya in Nordic countries

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What numerology tells about Raya?

You are passionate when it comes to relationships but cool off too easily. You have a quick mind. You are a freethinker. You are the mover and shaker of the world. You can't be offended or insulted by anyone because you know that an insult is an insult if you accept it as your truth. You are triggered by things that seem impossible to do or accomplish because to you, nothing's impossible. You are often seen as the wise weirdo who doesn't talk much.

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Famous people named Raya

  • Raya Dunayevskaya, American founder of the philosophy of Marxist Humanism
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  • Raya Fahreza is writer of movie The Maling Kuburans
  • Raya Bachvarova, from 1986 drama, family film Skapa moya, skapi moy, who characterized the Raya.
  • Raya Martigny, from 2018 documentary movie Charbon, who portrayed Raya Martigny.

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