Meaning: God’s creative power; mother; great
Origin: Hindi; Greek; Latin
Alternate spellings: Maia, Miyah, Miya, Mya, Myah
Maya’s a great every(wo)man name. Maya has Hindi roots meaning “God’s creative power” and is also related to the Roman goddess Maia (the goddess of spring, who gave her name to the month of May). And with Greek roots that mean “mother,” you’re bound to get those grandkids we know you really want. Maya first made the list in the early seventies and has now made it all the way to the top 100.
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