Amaia Name Meaning & Origin

Amaia

Pronunciation: ah-MIY-ə (key)

Related Names:

Amaya

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My husband is of Basque descent and wanted a name that reflected his culture.

A Basque name - all Basque names were banned in Spain under Franco. Can also be spelled Amaya.

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We named our 3 month old daughter Amaia Juliette.

We looked and looked and looked for the right name after our beautiful baby daughter was born. It took us three months... We are of South Asian origin and in Sanskrit the word Amaia sounds like A-Maya which can be translated as one without-delusion. But I love the Japanese meaning of it... The monsoons hit Mumbai the night Amaia was born and 'night-rain' was just the perfect name!

Nicknames for Amaia: | Edit

Amayu
Amala
Maya
Papaya
Kumbaya
Kumbala
Baia

Meanings and history of the name Amaia: | Edit

The name Amaia comes from the Basque origin. In Basque The meaning of the name Amaia is End/Resulution. There is also a villiage & a mountain in Spain called Amaia. I've also read that it means Night rain in Japanese.

Also, the name Amaia means long awaited/desired daughter.

Famous real-life people named Amaia: | Edit

Amaia Montero - ex singer of the Spanish pop group La Oreja de Van Gogh
Amaia Salamanca - Spanish actress and model

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