Gender: Female Pronunciation: DY-ah; DAY-ah Meaning of Daya: "compassionate" Origin of Daya: Hindi

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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Raven Says:


reminds me too much of Dayanara Diaz on Orange is the New Black :\