Maya is truly a divine name. From its Hindi roots (Maya is another name for the goddess Devi), to its relation to the Roman goddess of spring, Maya is quickly becoming the new cool kid on the name lists. And what’s not to love? It sounds mystical, slightly exotic, and just all-around beautiful.


  • sanskrit: Illusion, fantasy or God's power; also a variant of Maia
  • spanish: Abbreviation of Amalia; variant of Maia.

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Poet Maya Angelou

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Garrison Keillor, Daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, Daughter of Pablo Picasso