Other Origin(s):Spanish
Meaning:Night rain; Resolution; Mother city
Those looking for a less popular alternative to Amaya will fall head over heels for Amaia, a girl's name of Arabic and Spanish origin. While its more trendy sibling has topped the charts for years, Amaia is delightfully rare. Plus, it has some seriously intriguing meanings steeped in nostalgia, including "night rain," "resolution," and "mother city." That last meaning refers to a small mountainside village in Spain called Amaya. Whatever terrain your little one weathers on their travels, this name will help them keep their footing and find their way back to you.
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