Soraya is an exotic name made famous in the Western world by the one-time empress of Iran, who settled in Europe, primarily in France. Soraya is a relative of Sarah and sisters Sarai, Zahara, Zara, and so on.
Soraya, lead character in HilariBell's "Farsala Trilogy"
Soraya, minor character in telenovela "La Reina del Sur"
Soraya Taheri, Amir's wife in "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hossini
"The Stoning of SorayaM.," 2008 Persian-language movie
Soraya Duval, character in "Heartland"