Quick Facts on Mya
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Beloved, great, spring, drop of the sea, pearl
Etymology & Historical Origin - Mya
The name Mya is a new coinage of an uncertain derivation, possibly a respelling of Mia or Maya, or influenced by Myra. The origin of Mia perhaps goes back to ancient Egypt from the word “mry”, which means ‘beloved.’ From Maya, the name could be derived from the Greek root “mai” which means ‘great.’ In Hebrew, the name comes from “ma'ayan” which translates to ‘spring’ or ‘brook.’ Queen Māyā is also the name of the mother of Buddha. As the Latinate version of “May,” Maya (or Mya) may also be derived from the names Mary and Margaret, meaning ‘drop of the sea’ and ‘pearl,’ respectively. In any case, the name Mya is very recent in terms of usage and appears to be unique to the United States, influenced mainly by the successful pop artist, Mýa.
Popularity of the Name Mya
Mya first enters the U.S. popularity charts as a girl’s name in 1997, and by the next year it climbs a whopping 757 positions on the charts. Why the sudden popularity? It’s quite similar to what happened with the name Aaliyah on the list of most used girls’ names. Mýa (like Aaliyah) is a superstar pop-singer and clearly influencing the name’s popularity on the charts. Mýa herself is said to be named after Maya Angelou (whose real name is actually Marguerite Johnson). The author got her nickname from her brother (who called her “mya sista”). From that perspective, Mýa’s name is true to its roots. In any case, the singer-songwriter has struck a chord with the American public as they have embraced her name’s unique spelling. Probably the best form of flattery and a nod to her talent.
Popularity of the Girl Name Mya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mya
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mya
Mya We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Mya (see Maya).
Popular Songs on Mya
Mya - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Mya (see Maya).
Children's Books on the Baby Name Mya
Mya - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Mya (see Maya).
Famous People Named Mya
Famous People Named Mya - Mýa Marie Harrison (singer, professionally known as just Mýa)
Children of Famous People Named Mya
Famous People who Named their Daughter Mya - Brock Lesnar (wrestler)
Mya - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Mya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mya.
Personality of the Girl Name Mya
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 - Mya