Zaya name meaning

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in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Zaya

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Zaya means "Honey, Sweetheart, and Woman who wins" and is of Native American origin.
  2. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Zaya is of Native American origin and means "Woman who wins".
  3. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Zaya is of Aramaic origin and means "Zaya was a travelling mystic, holy man and healer who made his way from Palestine to the mountains of northern Mesopotamia and Assyria spreading Christianity".
  4. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Zaya means "Assyrian Saint name".
  5. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Zaya means "Light, also an Assyrian saint".
  6. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Zaya is of Russian origin and means "Honey, sweetheart".
  7. 3 people from all over the world agree the name Zaya is of Mongolian origin and means "Destiny".
  8. According to a user from India, the name Zaya means "Born to win".
  9. According to a user from Canada, the name Zaya means "Victorious woman".
  10. A user from California, U.S. says the name Zaya is of Korean origin and means "Za menas a son of man and ya is a word when a senior call a young man or women".
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Notable Persons Named Zaya

Notable Persons Named Zaya

Zaya Avdysh

Zaya Avdysh was a soccer player for the FC Polissya Zhytomyr, Vakhsh Qurghonteppa, FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, FC Dynamo Makhachkala, and FC Vostok. Zaya was born on August 25th, 1945 in Kiev. He died on May 21st, 2015.

Zaya S. Younan

Zaya S. Younan is a chairman & ceo, younan properties, inc., chairman, and chairman&ceo. Zaya was born in Tehran.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zaya

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zaya

Nicholas I Zaya

His most notable accomplishments were from 1839 to 1847. Nicholas is also known as Zayʿa; Eshaʿya. He breathed his last breath in 1855.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zaya U.S.
  White 85.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zaya

People with the last name Zaya are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zaya

  • How Popular is the name Zaya? Zaya is the 8,307th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zaya was the 36,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,523 babies born with the first name Zaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zaya 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 Zaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zaya is Monday, July 28th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Zaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zaya was in 2017 with a total of 197 babies.
  • Random Zaya Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Colorado have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Zaya: The name spelled backwards is Ayaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Azya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 622 people with the last name Zaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zaya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zaya as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Zaya name meaning

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