Zaya is a beautiful and upbeat baby name. It has several origin stories, but the most popular are Mongolian and Arabic. As of 2022, Zaya is a top 1,800 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Zaya:

Mongolian: fate, destiny
Arabic: honest, hope

Origin of the name Zaya:

Zaya has two origin stories. In Mongolia, it comes from the word “zaya.” “Zaya” translates directly to “fate” or “destiny.” Zaya could also be a spelling variation of Zayah. Zayah is an ancient Arabic baby name. It also comes from a word, translating to “honest” or “hope.” Zaya became popular with the birth of Dwayne Wade's daughter.

Symbolism of the name Zaya:

Zaya has two sets of meanings depending on its country of origin. In Mongolia, it translates directly to “fate” or “destiny.” In the Middle East, it means “honest” or “hope.”

Style of the name Zaya:


Gender of the name Zaya:

Zaya is a youthful name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Zaya:

ZIE-uh or ZAY-uh

Number of syllables in the name Zaya:


Emotion evoked from the name Zaya:

Zaya is an upbeat and international-sounding baby name. It is youthful and outgoing.

Alternative spellings for the name Zaya:

  • Zayah
  • Zaiya
  • Zaiyah
  • Zeya
  • Zeyah
  • Zaiah
  • Zaia

Nicknames for the name Zaya:

  • Zay
  • Zaza
  • Zee
  • Yaya
  • Zazzie
  • Zazzy
  • Zazz

Popularity of the name Zaya:

Zaya has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2022, Zaya is a top 1,800 option. More specifically, it is number 1,734 for girls.

Related names for the name Zaya:

Great middle names for Zaya and their meanings:

  • Lilith (belonging to the night)
  • Soleil (sun)
  • Renee (reborn, born again)
  • Monet (to be heard)
  • Louise (famous warrior)
  • Helene (shining light, the bright one)
  • Nadine (hope)
  • Verona (true image, honest image)

Famous people with the name Zaya:

  • Zaya Perysian (TikTok star)
  • Zaya Wade (Dwayne Wade's daughter)
  • Zaya Sosho (dancer)

Zayas in popular culture:

  • Zaya (character from “Gods of Egypt”)