Japanese or Hebrew
"colorful or bird"

Aya Origin and Meaning

The name Aya is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "colorful or bird".
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.
# 731 in the US

Aya Rank in US Top 1000


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Famous People Named Aya

  • Aya HiranoJapanese pop singer
  • Aya MatsuuraJapanese pop singer
  • Aya IshiguroJapanese pop singer and former member of Morning Musume
  • Aya JonesFrench,Jamaican model
  • Aya CashAmerican actress
  • Aya LiuTaiwanese actress
  • Aya UetoJapanese actress
  • Aya KoremIsraeli pop/rock singer
  • Aya Kanaifashion director of "Cosmopolitan" and "Seventeen" magazines.
  • Aya ThorgrenSwedish fashion model

Aya in Pop Culture

  • Aya AlRashid, character on TV's "The Originals"
  • Aya Fusecharacter in "Extras" by Scott Westerfeld
  • Aya Breacharacter in the video game series "Parasite Eve"
  • Aya Drevismain character in video game "Mad Father"
  • Aya Mikagemain character in manga "Ceres, Celestial Legend"
  • Ayaalso Japanese for "fragile, delicate"
  • Ayaany verse in the Qur'an
  • Ayacharacter in video game "Assassin's Creed: Origins"