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Gender: Female Meaning of Priya: "beloved" Origin of Priya: Sanskrit

The name Priya is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "beloved". Priya and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? Girls with middles".

From the experts:

A name traditionally given to Indian girls born in August, Priya -- pronounced pree-ah -- denotes someone with an individual brand of beauty.

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Famous People Named Priya

Priya Cooper, Australian Paralympic swimmer
Priya Malik, Australian reality TV personality of 'Big Brother'
Priya Anand, Indian actress
Priya Dutt (Roncon), Indian MP
Priya Page, daughter of social media stars Jordan and Bubba Page

Pop Culture References for the name Priya

Priya Koothrappali, Raj's sister on TV's "Big Bang Theory".
Priya Tsetsang, birth name of Sierra, character on TV's "Dollhouse".
Priya Kapoor, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Priya Sharma, character on British soap "Emmerdale"