The name Soraya is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "jewel". Soraya and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".
From the experts:
Soraya is an exotic name made famous in the Western world by the one-time empress of Iran, who settled in Europe, primarily in France. Soraya is a relative of Sarah and sisters Sarai, Zahara, Zara, and so on.