Raya name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Raya mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Raya

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from India, the name Raya is of Arabic origin and means "Friend of the queen".
  2. A user from Australia says the name Raya is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Goddess, Friend, Queen".
  3. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Raya is of Jewish origin and means "Friend of god and queen".
  4. According to a user from Australia, the name Raya is of Bulgarian origin and means "Queen".
  5. 3 people from Bulgaria and the United Kingdom agree the name Raya is of Bulgarian origin and means "Heaven".
  6. A submission from Philippines says the name Raya means "Celebrate" and is of Malayalam origin.
  7. According to a user from Australia, the name Raya is of Filipino (Philippines) origin and means "Celebration".
  8. A submission from Indonesia says the name Raya means "Great; to celebrate; Nature" and is of Indonesian origin.
  9. A submission from Philippines says the name Raya means "Raya. 'Freed'" and is of Filipino (Philippines) origin.
  10. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Raya means "SUCCESS".
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  1. Alternative form of rayah

raya was also found in the following language(s): French, Indonesian, Malay, Phuthi, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Raya

Notable Persons Named Raya

Raya Dunayevskaya

Raya Dunayevskaya was a philosopher. Raya was born on May 1st, 1910 in Yaryshev, Russian Empire. She left this life on June 9th, 1987.

Raya And Sakina

She breathed her last breath in 1921.

Raya Abirached

Raya Abirached is a journalist, television presenter, celebrity, television host, and television personality. Raya was born on May 12th, 1977.

Raya Meddine

She was most active from 2003 to present. Raya is also known as Rana Alamuddin.

Raya Garbousova

Raya Garbousova was a cellist and cello. Her career lasted from 1923 to 1997. Raya was born on September 25th, 1909 in Tbilisi. She left this life on January 28th, 1997.

Raya Haffar

Raya Haffar is a Finance Minister. Raya was born in 1967.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Raya

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raya

Deva, Ii Raya

Deva, Ii Raya was royalty. He died in 1446.

David Raya

David Raya is a soccer player for the Blackburn Rovers F.C., UE Cornellà, and Southport F.C. David was born on September 15th, 1995 in Barcelona, Spain. David is also known as Raya Martin and David.

Aliya Rama Raya

Aliya Rama Raya is royalty.

Achyuta Deva Raya

Achyuta Deva Raya is royalty. He was most active from 1529 to 1542.

Javier Raya

Javier was born on April 20th, 1991 in Madrid.

Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya

Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya is royalty. His career lasted from 1486 to 1491.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raya U.S.
  White 6.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raya

People with the last name Raya are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Raya

  • How Popular is the name Raya? Raya is the 4,680th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raya was the 4,894th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,735 babies born with the first name Raya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raya to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Raya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raya is Saturday, February 10th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Raya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raya was in 2017 with a total of 249 babies.
  • Random Raya Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raya is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Raya: The name spelled backwards is Ayar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ayra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,198 people with the last name Raya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raya? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Raya as their last name.
  • Raya name meaning

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