Spanish version of Amaia or Japanese
"mother city; the end; night rain"

Amaya Origin and Meaning

The name Amaya is a girl's name of Japanese, Basque origin meaning "mother city; the end; night rain".
The Spanish form of Amaya is both a given name and a surname, originating from the Spanish mountain and village of Amaya. In this context it means "mother city" or "the capital." Amaya can also be considered a derivation of Amaia, a Basque name meaning "the end." In Japan, Amaya is a surname.

Actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are the parents of a young daughter named Amaya Josephine.
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Famous People Named Amaya

  • Amaya BrecherAmerican reality TV personality ('Real World: Hawaii')
  • Amaya BraganzaAmerican Broadway actress
  • Amaya GarbayoSpanish swimmer
  • Amaya AlonsoSpanish swimmer
  • Amaya SalazarDominican painter
  • Amaya Goater (b. 2000)daughter of Bermudian footballer Shaun Goater; twin of sister Anais Goater
  • Amaya Josephine Hermann (b. 2011)daughter of actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
  • Amaya Boulahrouz (b. 2012)daughter of Dutch footballer Khalid Boulahrouz

Amaya in Pop Culture

  • "Amaya" Philippine TV series and its main character
  • Amaya Jiwe aka Vixencharacter on TV's "Legends of Tomorrow"
  • Amaya aka Owlettecharacter in animated TV series "PJ Masks"
  • General Amayacharacter in animated TV series "The Dragon Prince"

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