Shaya name meaning

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in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Shaya

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Canada says the name Shaya is of Hebrew origin and means "Gods gift".
  2. According to a user from Iran, Islamic Republic of, the name Shaya is of Greek origin and means "Shaya is a mythical figure from ancient Greece. It has been told that once there was but a peasant named Shayan, who aked the Gods for grave power. Zeus himself was amazed by this man's outrage, so he proposed to him a series of trials in order to prove his capability of such power. Shayan went through these trials like a hero, however, he had to pay a piece of himself as the price. He offered his beloved napkin which was given to him by his younger daughter as a gift of love. Zeus was impressed by such a sacrifice, so he decided to let Shayan keep the napkin, but took an 'n' from his name as an insignia of the napkin itself. The man accepted to shed an 'n' and become Shaya, the mythical hero for good. Shaya represents a man who has stood many trials and has made many sacrifices in order to acieve great power, which is in fact a strong character and responsible attitude towards the well being of others, especially, those most in need".
  3. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Shaya means "Gift".
  4. A user from Maryland, U.S. says the name Shaya is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Worthy".
  5. A user from California, U.S. says the name Shaya means "Worthy king".
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  1. Alternative form of chaya (“leafy vegetable”)

shaya was also found in the following language(s): Swazi and Zulu

Notable Persons Named Shaya

Notable Persons Named Shaya


Shaya is a pop music and dance-pop musician. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Shaya was given the name Marianna Hansen on February 17th, 1983 in Denmark. Shaya is also known as Shaya.

Shaya Boymelgreen

Shaya Boymelgreen is a real estate developer. Shaya was given the name JeShayahu Boymelgreen in 1951 in Israel.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shaya

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shaya


Shaya is a pop music and dance-pop musician. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Shaya was given the name Marianna Hansen on February 17th, 1983 in Denmark. Shaya is also known as Shaya.

George Shaya

George Shaya is a soccer player for the Dynamos F.C. and Zimbabwe national football team. George was born on October 30th, 1946 in Rhodesia.

Turki Al Shaya

Turki Al Shaya is an athlete for the Al-Sulaibikhat SC.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shaya U.S.
  White 90.65% 64.26%
  African American 2.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shaya

People with the last name Shaya are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shaya

  • How Popular is the name Shaya? Shaya is the 7,043rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shaya was the 49,177th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,978 babies born with the first name Shaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shaya to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shaya is Wednesday, January 12th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Shaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shaya was in 2019 with a total of 108 babies.
  • Random Shaya Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shaya is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Shaya: The name spelled backwards is Ayahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Saayh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 428 people with the last name Shaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shaya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shaya as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Shaya name meaning

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