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Gender: F Pronunciation: KH-EYE-ah Meaning of Chaya: "life" Origin of Chaya: Hebrew, feminine version of Chayyim meaning "life" Chaya's Popularity in 2016: #710

The name Chaya is a girl's name of Hebrew, Yiddish origin meaning "life". Chaya is ranked #710 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Hebrew Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

A life-affirming choice—just beware pronunciation issues among the goyim in your neighborhood.

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Famous People Named Chaya

Chaya "Helena" Rubinstein, Polish-American cosmetics magnate
Chaya Pinkhasovna "Clarice" Lispector, Brazilian novelist
Chaya Czernowin, Israeli composer

Pop Culture References for the name Chaya

Chaya Silberschmidt, character in movie "Left Luggage"

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