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Daya

HeartDY-ah; DAY-ah
Hindi
"compassionate"

Daya Origin and Meaning

The name Daya is a girl's name meaning "compassionate".
There is some controversy over the origin and meaning of this name, though most reputable sources define it as a Hindi name meaning kindness or compassion. Also spelled, Daia, other sources say it may mean "joy" or be a Hebrew name with the meaning "bird of prey". It has recently been made familiar through the character of Daya Diaz on Orange is the New Black .

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Famous People Named Daya

  • Daya (born Grace Martine Tandon)American singer and songwriter

Daya in Pop Culture

  • Dayanara "Daya" Diazcharacter from Netflix TV series "Orange is the New Black"

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