Girl Baby Name

Chaya

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Quick Facts on Chaya

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 704
Pronunciation:
KYE-uh
Simple meaning:
Life

Characteristics of Chaya

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Chaya

Chaya is the female equivalent of Chaim, from the Hebrew “chayyim” (חַיִּים) meaning “life”. The “Ch” consonant pronunciation is similar to that of Chanukah in Hebrew. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the names Hyam or Chaim were added to a person’s name during a period of serious illness as a prayer-like effort to restore health. In other words, Chaim was believed to promise health for the name bearer. Consider the familiar Hebrew toast “L’Chaim” (i.e., “To life!”) which is derived from the same place. The female version of Chaim is Chaya. Both names are mostly used by Jewish parents.

Popularity of the Name Chaya

Chaya did not come into circulation in the United States until the early 1980s and in the past few decades the name has only advanced only slightly up the charts. Unlike the masculine version Chaim, Chaya has a little more crossover appeal and is likely used outside of the Jewish American community as much as in it. This “life”-affirming name is an understated beauty and a hidden gem. Chaya has never been overused and is therefore quite original.
Popularity of the Girl Name Chaya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Chaya

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Chaya

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Chaya

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  • Popular Songs on Chaya

    Popular Songs on Chaya

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Chaya

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Chaya

    Chaya and the Spider Gem (H.L. Rankin) - “OOWww!” came the pained cry, and the white cloak reared up. It shook itself and the top of it resolved into a pair of pointed ears and a muzzle full of indignantly bristled whiskers. “What in Lady’s name are you playing at?” growled the catman, rubbing at the tugged spot which Chaya had relinquished with alacrity. Flattened against the opposite wall, the normally erudite juggler gaped, noting almost subconsciously the slitted pupils, the irritably twitching tail, and that the ‘fur mitts’ worn by the ‘man’ were in fact paws, belonging to...no, it couldn’t be... “Y-you’re a Freyani! A real one!” After being rescued by Blancheur, a Freyani, Chaya and her new friend embark on a quest during which they battle thieves and soldiers, and encounter monks, trolls, dryads, and zombies as they set out to rescue the dwarf wizard, Malthor, from the Crimson Keep. But Chaya is caught and while she is left to face death as a sacrifice to evil, Blancheur races to assemble a force to free his friend and destroy the castle in which she is being held. Kindle Edition. Recommended for ages uncertain.

  • Famous People Named Chaya

    Famous People Named Chaya

    Famous People Named Chaya - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Chaya.

  • Children of Famous People Named Chaya

    Children of Famous People Named Chaya

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  • Historic Figures

    Chaya - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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Personality of the Girl Name Chaya

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Chaya

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