Baby Name Games

Maya February 20, 2007

Filed under: Girls M,Top 100 List — namegames @ 1:36 am

United States Top 100         Girls


  • The name Maya was ranked 57 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Maya first appeared on the charts in 1970 at 917. It gradually increased in popularity, breaking into the top 100 at 90 in 2002. This year’s rank of 57 is its highest and it will probably continue climbing.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It works well for parents avoiding nicknames.
  • It follows the add-a-Y trend.


  • The Hindi meaning of Maya is “God’s creative power.”
  • The Greek meaning of Maya is “mother” or “grandmother.”
  • The Latin meaning of Maya is”great.”

Alternate Spellings


Is your name Maya or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


2 Responses to “Maya”

  1. Some say it comes from the Hindu word for illusion.
    Some, from the ancient MesoAmerican civilization.
    Other’s from references to a Greek source.
    What to all of these cultures have in common?

    • GMA YAG Says:

      umm …..okay like really stop being a D- bag no one care what you know ……….ol molester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FWI its called TOOL!

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