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Mya is simply an alternative spelling of the baby girl name Maya. It became popular in the late 1990s, probably due to the rising fame of a pop star of the same name. Either way, it has Greek and Hebrew roots, and the original spelling of the name has religious significance in both Hinduism and Buddhism. Mya pairs well with numerous middle names.

Meaning of the name Mya:

Greek: Great:
Hebrew: Spring or brook

Origin of the name Mya:

Mya is an alternative spelling of the name Maya. Maya has two potential origins. One is that it's a derivative of the Greek word “mai,” which means “great.” The other is that it's a derivative of the Hebrew word “ma'ayan,” which means spring or brook.

Symbolism of the name Mya:

Water, especially moving water like springs and brooks, is thought to symbolize the beginning of life, so the name Mya may symbolize new beginnings to some.

baby name Mya

Style of the name Mya:

Modern

Gender of the name Mya:

Mya is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Mya:

MIY-uh

Number of syllables in the name Mya:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Mya:

The baby name Mya evokes images of someone who is happy and charming.

Alternative spellings for the name Mya:

Nicknames for the name Mya:

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Popularity of the name Mya:

Mya first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States in 1997. It quickly rose up the charts, and as of 2020, it ranks at number 242, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Mya:

Great middle names for Mya and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Mya:

  • Mya Marie Harrison (singer)

Myas in popular culture:

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