Hebrew, feminine version of Chayyim meaning "life"

Chaya Origin and Meaning

The name Chaya is girl's name of Hebrew, Yiddish origin meaning "life".
A life-affirming choice—just beware pronunciation issues among the goyim in your neighborhood.
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Famous People Named Chaya

  • Chaya "Helena" RubinsteinPolish,American cosmetics magnate
  • Chaya Pinkhasovna "Clarice" LispectorBrazilian novelist
  • Chaya CzernowinIsraeli composer
  • Mayim Chaya BialikAmerican actress and neuroscientist

Chaya in Pop Culture

  • Chaya Silberschmidtcharacter in movie "Left Luggage"
  • Chaya Abramowicz/Hannah Sterncharacter in the novel "The Devil's Arithmetic" by Jane Yolen