Girl Names baby nameHaya

What does the name Haya mean?

The different meanings of the name Haya are:
  • Hebrew meaning: Alive, living
  • Swahili meaning: Modest, shame
  • Arabic meaning: The good looks
The meaning of the name “Haya” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: In Arabic, Haya means the good looks. It is written as هيا starting with an H sound (in Arabic هيا ) not with ح as the name حياة meaning life in Arabic, which is in English written as Hayat, and some abbreviate as Haya also.
Haya name in Arabic is an abbreviation of the word هياء which means the good looks, as the last letter in هياء is literally a pause sound.
In Hebrew, the word “life” is similar to the one in Arabic, however it starts with a different letter, written in English as Ch since either the letter خ or ح don’t exist in English.