Raya Origin and Meaning

The name Raya is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "friend".
More unusual alternative to Maya, Raya will likely rise even more in popularity due to the introduction of the newest Disney Princess from the 2021 film Raya and the Last Dragon. Read more about Raya and other Disney Princess Names in our featured blog.
# 402 in the US

Raya Rank in US Top 1000

# 570 on Nameberry

Raya Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Raya Popularity

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Famous People Named Raya

  • Raya Shpigel DunayevskayaRussian,American Marxist philosopher
  • Raya AbirachedLebanese TV personality
  • Raya "GirlGoneGamer" YouTube personality
  • RayaBella Bohra (b. 2017), daughter of actor Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sindhu; twin of sister Vienna

Raya in Pop Culture

  • Rayacharacter on TV's "Smallville"
  • Raya is Spanish for "stripe."
  • As a Hindu namethis can be spelled Rayya.
  • "Raya and the Last Dragon" upcoming animated Disney movie

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