US Popularity:1578
Other Origin(s):Greek, Basque, Sanskrit
Meaning:Fresh; New; Water nymph; Leader, guide
Naya is a feminine name of Indian origin. With a sound like a sweet, invigorating breath, it may come as no surprise this name means "new" or "fresh." Flowing from the mouth with ease, this soft two-syllable moniker is a beautiful way of celebrating the gift of life and your brand new chapter. Naya may also have links to the Basque name Naia and the Greek name Naiad, meaning "water nymph," connecting your little one to the strong, flowing nature of water. Thanks to its Sanskrit roots, Naya can also mean "leader" or "guide," encouraging baby to grow from their sweet beginnings to advising others in the futue.

Naya Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Naya is currently #124 on The Bump
Girl:Naya is currently #88 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Naya is currently #1578 in U.S. births
Girl:Naya is currently #825 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 76
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 234

  • DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary, Naya

  • WordSense, नया

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Naiad (n.), April 2019

  • Behind the Name, Naia, November 2020

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