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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