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Gender: Female Meaning of Amaya: "night rain" Origin of Amaya: Spanish version of Amaia or Japanese Amaya's Popularity in 2017: #176

The name Amaya is a girl's name of Japanese, Basque origin meaning "night rain". Amaya is ranked #176 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".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Amaya

Amaya Brecher, American reality TV personality ('Real World: Hawaii')
Amaya Braganza, American Broadway actress
Amaya Garbayo, Spanish swimmer
Amaya Alonso, Spanish swimmer
Amaya Salazar, Dominican painter
Amaya Goater (b. 2000), daughter of Bermudian footballer Shaun Goater; twin of sister Anais Goater
Amaya Josephine Hermann (b. 2011), daughter of actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
Amaya Boulahrouz (b. 2012), daughter of Dutch footballer Khalid Boulahrouz

Pop Culture References for the name Amaya

"Amaya," Philippine TV series and its main character
Amaya Jiwe aka Vixen, character on TV's "Legends of Tomorrow"
Amaya aka Owlette, character in animated TV series "PJ Masks"
General Amaya, character in animated TV series "The Dragon Prince"


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