Name: Aya

Origin and Meaning of the Name Aya

  • Meaning:
    Design; paint
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Vulture
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (AH yah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Aya)
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Miscellaneous Info for Aya

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  • Used in:
    Hebrew and Japanese speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Popular Japanese female name that may be written with the character for "design; figured cloth; twill". Other possibilities include the character for "coloring; paint; makeup", as well as the combination of character "paint; makeup" (a) and "dart; arrow" (ya) - "painted arrow". As a Hebrew unisex name, Aya means "vulture". In the Old Testament Aya was a man - the father of Rizpah, who was King Saulís concubine.

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