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A Non-Quranic Name for Girls

Alternate spellings of MayaMaaiaa Maayaa Maia Maaeaa Maaea Maaia Maaya Mayaa Maya Maea Maiaa
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.

This is NOT a Quranic name, but Muslims can use it since it has a good or neutral meaning.

Meaning of Maya

Maya (مايا) is an Avestan (an ancient Persian language) name that means “graciousness”, “gracious nature”. Since this is a good meaning, Muslims can use it.

Maya can also be the name of a Roman goddess. This meaning is unacceptable in Islam because it is a pagan name. For this reason if you use the name Maya, you should use it for the Avestan meaning, not the Roman meaning.

Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 03:23:25 PM

    my name is Maya! I love this name after knowing what it means I wish that I could name my daughter as my name

  2. on Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 03:26:09 PM

    The name Maya is so nice see this وهذه معاني الاسم مايا: اسم مايا إلهة الربيع عند الرومان، وهي زوجة البركان. ومايا: اسم شعب من الهنود الحمر في أمريكا الوسطى، ولا سيما المكسيك. في الهند معناه: الغموض. في العبرية: الربيع. في الفارسية القديمة معناه: الشهامة، والقوة. وفي اليونانية معناه الأم. و وليس له معنى واحد فقط.

  3. on Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 03:30:39 PM

    all these comments are from me Maya thank you for reading them and hope you changed your minde about he meaning of it

  4. on Sunday 6th of August 2017 12:25:27 PM

    So nice name very happy to name my New born baby girl MAYA that’s my princess

  5. on Thursday 9th of August 2018 09:17:52 AM

    My little sister is called mya I love the meaning
    I’m called Eva do you know the meaning of Eva
    My older sister is called Eleeza and my brothers are called esa and yunus and Zach

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