[ 3 syll. a-ma-ya, am-aya ] The baby girl name Amaya is pronounced as aa-MAA-Yaa- †. Amaya is of Basque and Japanese origin. It is used mainly in Basque, English, Spanish, and Japanese. From Japanese roots, its meaning is 'night rain' - in this context, Amaya can be used in the English, Japanese, and Spanish languages.
Amaya is a variation of Amaia (Basque, English, and Spanish).
Amaya is popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1990s; before that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 2003 with 0.088% of baby girls being named Amaya. It had a ranking of #181 then. In 2012, it ranked at #215 with a usage of 0.076%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Amaya was thrice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Amya, in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Amaya: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"