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Origin and Meaning of Baya

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  1. 2 people from the United Kingdom agree the name Baya is of Spanish origin and means "Berry".
  2. A user from Australia says the name Baya is of Berber origin and means "queen and mother in Thamazight (Berber) Kabyle dialect. See also Baya's Mountain (Adrar N'Baya)".
  3. According to a user from France, the name Baya is of Arabic origin and means "Tunisia's queen. Beya is the Bey's (the king of Tunisia) wife".
  4. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Baya is of Arabic origin and means "good or beautiful".
  5. A submission from Turkey says the name Baya means "Princess or sultana" and is of Arabic origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ba"ya
The East Indian weaver bird (Ploceus Philippinus).

Etymology: Native name

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Common Indian weaverbird
  1. Ploceus philippinus, a weaverbird of southern Asia.

baya was also found in the following language(s): Bolinao, French, Gamilaraay, Hausa, Indonesian, Jamamadí, Javanese, Mauritian Creole, Seychellois Creole, Spanish, Swahili, and Tatar

Notable Persons Named Baya

Notable Persons Named Baya

Baya Rahouli

Baya Rahouli is an athlete. Baya was born on July 27th, 1979 in Bab El Oued.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Baya

Notable Persons With the Last Name Baya

Zoubeir Baya

Zoubeir Baya is a soccer player for the Étoile Sportive du Sahel, SC Freiburg, Beşiktaş J.K., and Tunisia national football team. Zoubeir was born on May 15th, 1971 in M'saken.

Gaëtan Saku Bafuanga Baya

Feb Baya

Feb Baya is an athlete for the Cimarron F.C.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Baya U.S.
  White 43.22% 64.26%
  African American 14.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Baya

People with the last name Baya are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Baya

  • How Popular is the name Baya? Baya is the 20,811th most popular name of all time. As a last name Baya was the 92,358th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Baya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 347 babies born with the first name Baya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Baya to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Baya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Baya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Baya is Sunday, December 12th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Baya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Baya was in 2010 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Baya Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Baya is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Baya: The name spelled backwards is Ayab. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Byaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Baya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 199 people with the last name Baya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Baya? Baya is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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