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 Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, Queen of Iran, wife of Shah MohammedReza Pahlavi
Soraya Tarzi, Queen consort of Afghanistan
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, American radio journalist Hayley Soraya Tamaddon, English actress
Soraya Arnelas Rubiales, Spanish singer
Soraya Raquel Lamilla Cuevas, Colombian-American singer-songwriter
Soraya Viola Heléna Post, Swedish MEP
Soraya Haddad, Algerian Olympic judoka
Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría (Antón), deputy prime minister of Spain
Soraya Saga, pen name of Kaori Tanaka, Japanese video game writer and illustrator
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 Soraya M.," 2008 Persian-language movie