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Gender: Female Meaning of Raya: "friend" Origin of Raya: Hebrew

The name Raya is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "friend". Raya and is often added to user-created lists like Cute Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Favorite Full name for Nickname".

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More unusual alternative to Maya.

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Famous People Named Raya

Raya Shpigel Dunayevskaya, Russian-American Marxist philosopher
Raya Abirached, Lebanese TV personality
Raya "GirlGoneGamer," YouTube personality
Raya-Bella Bohra (b. 2017), daughter of actor Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sindhu; twin of sister Vienna

Pop Culture References for the name Raya

Raya, character on TV's "Smallville"
Raya is Spanish for "stripe."
As a Hindu name, this can be spelled Rayya.

Raea, Raia