Pronunciation: [May-a]

Gender: Female

Meaning: Uncertain, perhaps mother or great one

Origin: Greek

Maya is a girl's name of Hindi origin, and the meaning of Maya is "dream, illusion". It also means "water" in Hebrew and "Daughter of Atlas" in Latin.

Variant Forms

MaiyaUncertain, perhaps mother or great oneFemaleGreek
MayThe fifth month of the yearFemaleEnglish
MyaUncertain, perhaps mother or great oneFemaleGreek
MyahUncertain, perhaps mother or great oneFemaleGreek

Famous Dogs Named Maya

Maya: Another Siberian Husky dog from the movie Eight Below.

Famous People Named Maya

Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President of South Sudan.

Maya Angelou was a famous writer, activist, singer, and actor, known best for her autobiography, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’.

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