Aya Name Meaning & Origin

Aya

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Like most Japanese names, Aya can be written with several different characters, each with its own meaning. It is often written with a character meaning 'coloring/hue'(彩) or a character meaning 'patterned fabric/silk'.

From Japanese 彩 (aya) meaning "colour", 綾 (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.

Modern Hebrew acronym for "The Beautiful Land of Israel" (Hebrew: ארץ ישראל היפה).

Means "dawn" in Akkadian. In Akkadian mythology Aya was a mother goddess, the consort of the sun god Shamash, and associated strongly with the rising sun, sexual love, and youth. The Babylonians sometimes called her kallatu meaning "the bride". She developed from the Sumerian goddess Sherida.

Famous real-life people named Aya

Aya Sumika, an American actress who is half Japanese.

Aya Kawai, a Japanese Olympic figure skater.

Aya Korem, Israeli pop/rock singer and songwriter

Aya in song, story & screen

Aya Fuse, main character in Scott Westerfelds companion novel to the 'Uglies' series; Extras
Aya Cash, lead actress of the FX television series "You're the Worst"

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