[ 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 grew from the 1990s up to the 2000s; 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. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then. In 2016, it ranked at #204 with a usage of 0.082%, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Amaya was 5 times more frequently used than the next most popular name, Amya, in 2016.
† Pronunciation for Amaya: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"