Gender: Female Meaning of Amaya: "night rain" Origin of Amaya: Spanish version of Amaia or Japanese Amaya's Popularity in 2018: #130

The name Amaya is a girl's name of Japanese, Basque origin meaning "night rain". Amaya is ranked #130 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Amaya is a girls' name that relates to the popular Maya. Actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are the parents of a young daughter named Amaya Josephine.

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Amaya is #129 on Nameberry

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Daiseymae Says:


Very pretty!

lizway Says:


Amaya is so pretty! What a nice name!

indiefendi2 Says:


This is so lovely!

I knew a girl with this as a surname.

Sweekune Says:


I'm not a fan of Maya but Amaya seems so much nicer! I love the meaning and would use the nicknames Amy or May