Gender: Female Meaning of Amaya: "mother city; the end; night rain" Origin of Amaya: Spanish version of Amaia or Japanese Amaya's Popularity in 2019: #133

Amaya Origin and Meaning

The name Amaya is a girl's name of Japanese, Basque origin meaning "mother city; the end; night rain".

The Spanish form of Amaya is both a given name and a surname, originating from the Spanish mountain and village of Amaya. In this context it means “mother city” or “the capital.” Amaya can also be considered a derivation of Amaia, a Basque name meaning “the end.” In Japan, Amaya is a surname.

Actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are the parents of a young daughter named Amaya Josephine.

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Rank in US: #133

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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