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Gender: F Meaning of Aya: "colorful or bird" Origin of Aya: Japanese or Hebrew Aya's Popularity in 2016: #862

Simple names have their appeal, but Aya, barely more than a breath, maybe be too simple. It has ranked in the US Top 1000 four of the past five years after debuting 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 now in the Top 50 in that country.

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Famous People Named Aya

Aya Hirano, Japanese pop singer
Aya Matsuura, Japanese pop singer
Aya Ishiguro, Japanese pop singer and former member of Morning Musume
Aya Jones, French-Jamaican model
Aya Cash, American actress
Aya Liu, Taiwanese actress
Aya Ueto, Japanese actress
Aya Korem, Israeli pop/rock singer
Aya Kanai, fashion director of "Cosmopolitan" and "Seventeen" magazines.

Pop Culture References for the name Aya

Aya Al-Rashid, character on TV's "The Originals"
Aya Fuse, character in "Extras" by Scott Westerfeld
Aya Brea, character in the video game series "Parasite Eve"
Aya Drevis, main character in video game "Mad Father"
Aya Mikage, main character in manga "Ceres, Celestial Legend"
Aya, also Japanese for "fragile, delicate"
Aya, any verse in the Qur'an
Aya, character in video game "Assassin's Creed: Origins"

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