First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hawaiian: Precious one
  2. English: Month of May
  3. Hebrew: Bitter
  4. Latin: Great
  5. Greek: Mother
  6. Hindi: God's divine creative power

First name variations: Kameo, Kamea, Kamaya, Kammie, Kam, Mea, Kamea, Mae, Mai, Maia, Maye, Mayes, Mays, Maize, May

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Spanish (from Basque): habitational name from Maya del Baztán in Navarre province, from Basque Amaiur.
  2. Catalan: variant spelling of Maià, habitational name from Maià de Montcal and other places (see Maia)

Famous people with this first name: Maya Rudolph

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Marlon Brando, Garrison Keillor, Uma Thurman

This name appears in the following lists: Black History/Civil Rights Leaders, Poets

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