Mya is a short name with a long list of variations and roots, including Maia (Greek), Miriam (biblical), and Mariam (Arabic). The Greek and English translation of Mya is “great one” or “mother.” Expectant parents embraced the unusual spelling of Mya as a girl’s name around 1998, which is, not coincidentally, when the American singer Mya started blowing up. Baby Mya will love having such a glamorous namesake and such a pre-eminent name meaning.
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