[ 3 syll. so-ra-ya, sor-aya ] The baby girl name Soraya is pronounced as SowREY-Yaa- or SowRIY-Yaa- †. Soraya is of Hebrew and Arabic origin. It is used mainly in Arabic and Iranian. Arabic origin: Its meaning is derived from thurayya ; thariya.
In addition, Soraya is a derivative of the English, French, German, Hebrew, and Scandinavian Sarah.
Soraya is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Among the family of girl names directly related to Soraya, Sarah was the most widely used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Soraya include Sagara, Sagheerah, Saghirah, Sagira, Saheera, Sahira, Sahirah, Sakarah, Sakaree, Sakarey, Sakari, Sakarie, Sakarree, Sakarri, Sakarrie, Sakkarah, Sakura, Sakurah, Sarahi, and Saree.
† English pronunciation for Soraya: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"