Khaya name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Khaya

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Khaya is of Zimbabwe origin and means "A home or house in Southern Africa".
  2. According to a user from South Africa, the name Khaya is of Xhosa origin and means "Home or house".
  3. A user from New Zealand says the name Khaya is of African origin and means "Home in the South African language, isiXhosa (iKhaya is a home or house)".
  4. 6 submissions from all over the world agree the name Khaya means "Home" and is of African origin.
  5. A submission from New Zealand says the name Khaya means "Home or dwelling place" and is of African origin.
  6. According to a user from Maryland, U.S., the name Khaya is of African origin and means "Wise child".
  7. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Khaya means "Wisdom or wise child" and is of Native American origin.
  8. According to a user from Sri Lanka, the name Khaya means "prosperity".
  9. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Khaya is of English origin and means "The best girl ever".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kha"ya
A lofty West African tree (Khaya Senegalensis), related to the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood. The bark is used as a febrifuge.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. African mahogany trees

From Wolof khaye (“African mahogany tree”).

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Meliaceae – trees with wood sold as African mahogany.

Notable Persons Named Khaya

Notable Persons Named Khaya

Khaya Mthethwa

Khaya Mthethwa is a gospel music, rhythm, blues, and afro-soul singing, songwriter, music director, and arrangement. He has been prominent since 2012. Khaya was given the name Khayelihle Nkosinathi Mthethwa on November 25th, 1987 in Durban.

Khaya Majola

Khaya Majola is a rugby player. Khaya was born on March 13th, 1992 in Kokstad.

Khaya Zondo

Khaya was born on March 7th, 1990 in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal.

Khaya Gqibitole


Fun Facts about the name Khaya

  • How Popular is the name Khaya? Khaya is the 26,558th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Khaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 217 babies born with the first name Khaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Khaya 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 Khaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Khaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Khaya is Saturday, March 14th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Khaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Khaya was in 2014 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Khaya: The name spelled backwards is Ayahk. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Kyaha. How do you pronounce that?
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