Quick Facts on Myah
- African-American, American
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Beloved, Mine or Great
Etymology & Historical Origin - Myah
Myah is an elaboration of Mya which is considered a variant of Mia or Maya (see those names for more detailed information). Mia is considered a variant form of Miriam/Mary which were probably developed from the ancient Egyptian word “mry” meaning “beloved” (“mia” is also the Italian word for “mine”). On the other hand, Maya comes from the Greek root “mai” which means “great”. In Buddhist tradition, Queen Māyā is the name of Buddha’s mother and in Roman Mythology Maia was the goddess of spring (after whom the month of May was named). Despite all of these etymological references, what really brought attention to this name was American pop-singer Mýa. Myah soon followed as a more fanciful rendition of Mya.
Popularity of the Name Myah
Myah has not done nearly as well as Mya on the U.S. naming charts, but she seems to be holding her own just fine. The name first appeared on the Top 1000 list of female baby names in 1998 and has grown to modestly low levels of usage. This is a name also embraced by African-Americans due to its similarity to Maya (in honor of Maya Angelou) and Mya (in honor of the half-Italian, half-Black singer Mýa). When it comes to the “ME-a” and “MY-a” names, there are so many variations and many of these have distinctly different meanings.
Popularity of the Girl Name Myah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Myah
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Myah
Myah We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Myah.
Popular Songs on Myah
Myah - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Myah.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Myah
A Cupcake for Myah (Terri Wise-Douglas) - When you think of grandparents, you might not think of cupcakes, but in A Cupcake for Myah, you are reminded of the fact that the relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter can be as sweet as a cupcake with sprinkles on top. Children who open this book will meet a grandmother named Anna, who enjoys a delicious cupcake with her granddaughter, Myah. The characters in the book are reminded of the fact that their love for the sweetest cupcake does not compare to the love each has for the other. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Myah
Famous People Named Myah - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Myah.
Children of Famous People Named Myah
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Myah - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Myah.
Myah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Myah - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Myah.
Personality of the Girl Name Myah
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 - Myah