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Radiance; Deserving of gifts
Etymology & Historical Origin - Diya
Ḍiyā is a masculine name of Arabic origin from ضياء (diya) meaning "brightness, splendor, radiance”. Diya is also a common female name in India and may be derived from the Sanskrit word दिय (diya) meaning “gift” or “deserving of gifts”. It’s currently a Top 10 favorite choice for baby girls in India and it’s one of the most popular female names among Indian-Americans in the United States. After researching the origin of this uncommon name (at least rare in the Western World), we are not surprised why parents would find Diya so attractive. Radiant and/or deserving of gifts are certainly happy and upbeat meanings!
Popularity of the Name Diya
Diya first appeared on the American female naming charts in 2004, so this name is definitely new to Americans. We are guessing that the growing Indian-American community is most responsible for carrying this simple but beautiful name to the U.S. charts. Still, Diya is used only sparingly and given to less than 300 baby girls per year. Although the name has Eastern origins (i.e., Arabic or Sanskrit) it may be just a matter of time before Westerners discover this hidden gem. The name is short and sweet yet carries a bright, brilliant glow.
Popularity of the Girl Name Diya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Diya
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Diya
Diya We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Diya.
Popular Songs on Diya
Diya - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Diya.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Diya
Diya - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Diya.
Famous People Named Diya
Famous People Named Diya - Diya Mirza (Indian model and Bollywood actress)
Children of Famous People Named Diya
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Diya - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Diya.
Diya - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Diya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Diya.
Personality of the Girl Name Diya
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Diya