Popularity:634
Origin:Greek
Other Origin(s):Hebrew; Burmese
Meaning:Bitterness; Beloved; Wished-for child; Mother; Emerald
Mya is a short, primarily feminine name with a long list of variations and roots, including Maia in Greek, Miriam in Hebrew, and Mya in Burmese. The Greek and English translation of Mya is “bitterness,” "beloved," "wished-for child," or “mother.” In Burmese, Mya is a gender-neutral moniker that means "emerald." Expectant parents embraced the unusual spelling of Mya as a girl’s name around in the late 1990s, which is, instrestingly, when the American singer Mya started rising to fame. Baby Mya will love having such a glamorous namesake and so many beautiful name defintions.
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky

  • A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.) by Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle, and Flavia Hodges

  • Behind the Name, Maia(1) June 2023

  • Name Doctor, Mya

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