Raya Name Meaning & Origin
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Raya and Yara are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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The way I pronounce my name may be different from a lot of people's instincts, and it's different from the pronunciation given here. Other people I've known named Raya do pronounce it RAY-ah, but I don't. I've tried explaining, "It rhymes with Jeremiah, not with Isaiah." I've tried "Maya, but with an R," "Mariah without the ma," "Ryan without the n," and "like saying rye bread," but I still have people who have known me for years continue to call me RAY-ah. I wouldn't have thought a four-letter name would be so difficult, but if there is any drawback to this name, I'd say that's it.
I've heard it pronounced like the above poster. "Rye-ah"
- Nicknames for Raya: | Edit
Rae, Raye, Rae-Rae, Raya Sunshine, Raya Hope
- Meanings and history of the name Raya: | Edit
Hebrew "friend". Arabic means thought and Bulgarian means heaven
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Raya Yarbrough, singer of the theme from Battlestar Galactica
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