Raya name meaning

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Updated: March 15th, 2024
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 Raya has its origin in Germanic, Arabic, Slavic, Old Greek, Slavonic and Russian bestowed upon both boys and girls, Raya means "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" is principally used in French, Hindi, Arabic, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil and Russian.

Raya is a variation of famous Raina. Raina is a variant of well-known and evergreen Reina. Also Raina is version of eminent Radka. Raina is abridged form of Regina. Raina is an effeminate form of Rainer.

Odd Raina has its origin in Latin, Slavonic and Germanic, Raina means "Advice and Queen". Raya is short version of Raymonde. Raymonde is a variant of prevailing and venerable Ramona. Uncommon Raymonde has its origin in Germanic and Old High German is used specifically in French language, Raymonde means "Advice, Protection and Protector".

Raya is a shortened form of Raimonda. Raimonda is variant of immutable and prevalent Ramona. Predominantly used in Italian offbeat, Raimonda is originated from Germanic, meaning of Raimonda is "Protector and Advice".

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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?

Raya used to be a common name in United States, first appeared in 1958 and over 3489 babies have been given the name in 50 years. At its zenith in 2017,. However after 50 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts 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.

There are over 913 babies that have been given the name Raya in England and Wales.

Raya is an uncommon baby name in France, even after 20 years of use, it could not make it big.

Over 153 babies in France have been named Raya. 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 globally have been given the name as per our findings.

YearRankBirths
20181135213
20171031249
20161097232
20151215203
20141239195
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Facts

Raya in Nordic countries

CountriesMenWomen
First NameSecondary NameFirst NameSecondary Name
Netherlands5511839

What numbers say about Raya?

In order to truly succeed in life, you have to work on your personality first. You are the most self-motivated person you know. Maybe some people take you for granted but it's good for your art. If letter A is your capstone, then you are probably a man of your word. You are interested in learning new and exciting things. You have to learn that what you give is what you get in life. You secretly believe that you are a genius.

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Famous people named Raya

  • Raya Dunayevskaya, American founder of the philosophy of Marxist Humanism
  • Raya Garbousova, cellist and teacher
  • Rayah Houston in The Houstons: On Our Own as
  • 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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