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Chaya is a baby girl’s name of Hebrew origin. Chaya means “life, living things”. It is the feminine form of the name Chaim. Chaya has been a common name since at least the medieval period but it only gained popularity in the US in the early 1980s. Chaya is a more traditional version of names like Kya and Kia.

Meaning of the name Chaya:

Hebrew: life, living things

Origin of the name Chaya:

Chaya is a baby girl’s name of Hebrew origin that means “life, living things”. Chaya is the feminine form of the name Chaim.

Symbolism of the name Chaya:

Chaya means “life, living things” and is often associated with animals.

Style of the name Chaya:

traditional

Gender of the name Chaya:

Chaya is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Chaya:

KHA-ya

Number of syllables in the name Chaya:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Chaya:

Chaya evokes feelings of beauty and gratitude.

Alternative spellings for the name Chaya:

Kaya, Kiya, Chiya, Kya, Kaia,

Nicknames for the name Chaya:

  • Chai
  • Aya

Popularity of the name Chaya:

According to the Social Security Administration, Chaya is a popular baby girl’s name. Chaya has been in the top 1000 baby names list since 1981. It peaked at #635 in 2018.

Related names for the name Chaya:

Great middle names for the name Chaya and their meanings:

  • Raisa (easygoing, leader, rose)
  • Shira (my song)
  • Riva (to tie, bind)
  • Asher (fortunate, blessed, happy one)
  • Eliya (heavens, highborn, exalted)
  • Lucy (light)
  • Rebecca (to tie, bind)
  • Livana (the moon, white)
  • Eleanor (noble north)

Famous people with the name Chaya:

  • Chaya Rubinstein (Polish-American cosmetics magnate)
  • Chaya Pinkhasovna Lispector (Brazilian novelist)
  • Chaya Czernowin (Israeli composer)
  • Mayim Chaya Bialik (American actress and neuroscientist)
  • Chaya Singh (Israeli actress)

Chaya in popular culture:

  • Chaya Silberschmidt (film, “Left Luggage”)
  • Chaya Abramowicz (literature, “The Devil's Arithmetic” by Jane Yolen)
  • Chaya (a type of nutrient rich green leafy vegetable)
  • Chaya (media, “Dragonball” series)
  • Chaya Sa (media, “Stargate” series)