The meaning of the name “Raya” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: In Bulgarian its a girls name and it means "heaven". Rai *Raj*./ РАЙ is heaven and this is the female version of the name Raycho, Rayko (Райчо, Райко), thar means "from heaven". Also the Raya can be in spanish "sunny ray".
Raya (ريا) in Arabic means "delightful scent", "had been satiated".
The first thing you should know if you are considering Raya for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Raya is a girl name.
The name Raya is of Hebrew, Russian origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Arabic speaking countries, Bulgarian speaking countries, English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries, Russian speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Raya we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Raya Name Meaning
The meaning of Raya has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Raya are:
Hebrew meaning: Friend
Russian meaning: Pet form of Rayna
Arabic meaning: Big Flag
Bulgarian meaning: Heaven
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Raya and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Raya and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Raya is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Raya Categories
The name Raya is in the following categories: Arabic Names, Bulgarian Names, Hebrew Names, Jewish Names, Russian Names, Uncommon Names, Unique Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Raya. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Raya, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Raya
This name is not popular in the US, according to Social Security Administration, as there are no popularity data for the name. This doesn't mean that the name Raya is not popular in other countries all over the world. The name might be popular in other countries, in different languages, or even in a different alphabet, as we use the characters from the Latin alphabet to display the data. A derivative of the name might also be popular in US. Try searching for a variation of the name Raya to find popularity data and rankings.
Note: If a name has less than 5 occurrences in a year, the SSA excludes it from the provided popularity data to protect privacy.
Raya Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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