Maya has 15 variants that are used in English and other languages. English variants include Maaja, Maiah, Maie, Mayah, Mayam, Mayi, Miah (also used in Russian and Spanish), Miya, Moia, Moja, Mya, and Myah. Maia (Italian) and Maja (German and Scandinavian) are variants of Maya that are used in other languages. The spelling variant Maiya (Russian) is another foreign form.
A variant transcription of Maya is Miah (Indian).
Maya is a variant of the name May (English and Scottish) in the English language.
See also the related form, Sumaya.
Maya is popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity jumped from the 1960s up to the 2000s; before that, it was of only sporadic use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2006, 0.241% of baby girls were given the name Maya. It had a ranking of #57 then. The baby name has declined in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #61 with a usage of 0.210%, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Maya was thrice as popular as the next most popular name, Mya, in 2018.
† English pronunciation for Maya: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Maya:
Architect Maya Lin, born Maya Ying Lin 5 October 1959, Athens, Ohio.
Author Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson 4 April 1928, St. Louis, Missouri.