Girl Baby Name

Anaya

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Quick Facts on Anaya

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 478
Pronunciation:
a-NIGH-ya, a-NAY-ya
Simple meaning:
Look up to God

Characteristics of Anaya

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Anaya

Anaya is a 21st century coinage with uncertain origins. For one, it could have developed from the masculine Hebrew name “Anaiah” which means “Yahweh (God) answers”. This name appears briefly in the Old Testament as a minor character. Secondly, the word “Anaya” is said to mean “look up to God” in the Nigerian language of Ibo. Lastly, the word “anaya” in Sanskrit means “bad conduct, misfortune or adversity”. Most likely, parents aren’t choosing this name for the latter meaning! Since the name appears to be most popular among the African-American community in the United States, we’ll go with the Ibo meaning: “look up to God”.

Popularity of the Name Anaya

Anaya has only been around on the U.S. popularity charts since the year 2000, making her a new entry into the vast panoply of American female names. Anaya showed upward momentum on the charts in her first years of existence and finally reached levels of low-moderate success. In recent years, however, this name is reversing its course (albeit slowly). We’re not quite sure if it’s pronounced “a-NIGH-ya” or “a-NAY-ya”. Perhaps we’ll have to “look up to God” for the answer.
Popularity of the Girl Name Anaya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Anaya

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Anaya

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Anaya

    Anaya Visits the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University (Deborah Johnson-Simon) - Anaya's mother is always saying that Anaya and her brothers must learn about the Black museums and historic sites in Maryland where they now live. How will they learn where these places are? What kinds of things will they see when they get there? How does Anaya's mother find an answer? Join Anaya and her family and see what her mother did to help her learn about one of Maryland's special Black museums. Recommended for ages 8-12.

  • Famous People Named Anaya

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  • Children of Famous People Named Anaya

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Personality of the Girl Name Anaya

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

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