The name Aya is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "colorful or bird". Aya is ranked #790 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bird Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".
From the experts:
Simple names have their appeal, but Aya, barely more than a breath, maybe be too simple. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2012.
In the entertainment industry, Aya has two international bearers: Aya Korem, an Israeli singer-songwriter, and Aya Liu, a Taiwanese actress. Aya is also a Danish name (a creative spelling of Aja) and is a highly popular choice there.