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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 27 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Flowing of a River, Zeal

Pronunciation: RAY-uh, /ˈreɪə/, R EY AH

Popularity Rank: #7,915

On this page:

  • 1. Raya Meaning
  • 2. Raya Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Raya
  • 4. Translations of Raya
  • 5. Raya Name Popularity
  • 6. Raya popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Raya
  • 8. Latest News about Raya
  • 9. Nicknames for Raya
  • 10. Raya Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Raya

Raya Meaning

Derived from the Arabic word 'raya' meaning 'banner' or 'flag'. It can also mean 'spiritual' or 'crowned'. In some cultures, it is a short form of the name 'Rayna' meaning 'queen'.

Raya also means "Flowing of a River, Zeal, Flow, Sated with drink".

Raya is commonly found in Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and 75 more countries.

Raya Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: RAY-uh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈreɪə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: R EY AH

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

EY: Pronounce as in "they" (DH EY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Raya Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Raya is recorded 6,810 times globally, ranking it as the 7,915th most common name worldwide.

Raya is most prevalent in Israel, with 890 occurrences, making it the 827th most popular name in the country.

In Israel, the name Raya is found among 1 in every 364 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Raya Popularity by Country

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Israel#8271 : 364
Palestine#9641 : 520
Saudi Arabia#5,4891 : 5,951
Jordan#9061 : 676
United States of America#5,8641 : 4,445
Oman#1,8631 : 2,129
Iraq#4,6361 : 4,157
Algeria#3,8151 : 5,021
Russia#2,2121 : 1,688
Syrian Arab Republic#2,9721 : 2,295
Morocco#4,5451 : 4,853
Tunisia#2,7601 : 2,888
United Arab Emirates#4,3071 : 5,923
Kazakhstan#2,3561 : 1,436
France#7,4361 : 8,752
Lebanon#1,6231 : 1,567
Bulgaria#6321 : 375
Malaysia#8,4651 : 16,184
Sudan#6,7251 : 12,799
Egypt#17,4751 : 22,058
Italy#10,4141 : 11,708
Turkey#7,9131 : 11,015
Canada#4,1431 : 3,807
United Kingdom#6,5081 : 6,091
Netherlands#5,6361 : 5,269
Kuwait#5,5861 : 9,325
Bangladesh#6,7061 : 9,642
Qatar#5,6891 : 9,691
Belgium#5,5611 : 6,876
India#11,1871 : 21,313
Singapore#7,3391 : 15,270
Germany#8,9141 : 11,459
Spain#12,3461 : 20,236
Iran#6,0261 : 7,689
Libya#13,0851 : 30,007
South Africa#36,2821 : 111,661

List of countries the name Raya is rarely found

Raya popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Raya from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Raya

📰 Latest News about Raya

Stay updated with the most recent news about Raya. Read on to catch up with Raya's latest headlines

Last Updated: June 17, 2024 09:52 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • PM congratulates Cambodian Muslims on commemoration of Hari Raya Haji - Khmer Times
    Source: Khmer Times | Published on: June 17, 2024
  • Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha - The Star Online
    Source: The Star Online | Published on: June 17, 2024
  • Elden Ring walkthrough to complete the critical path - Eurogamer
    Source: Eurogamer | Published on: June 13, 2024
  • Spotlight on Raya Golden – Locus Online - Locus Online
    Source: Locus Online | Published on: June 10, 2024
  • Raya gets Spain selection for Euro 2024 | News - Arsenal.com
    Source: Arsenal.com | Published on: June 07, 2024
  • Raya Talks Voyaging | Not a Blog - George R.R. Martin
    Source: George R.R. Martin | Published on: June 04, 2024
  • Jesus Raya Obituary - St. Louis, MO - Dignity Memorial
    Source: Dignity Memorial | Published on: May 21, 2024
  • Arsenal's David Raya wins 2023-24 Premier League Golden Glove award - The Athletic - The New York Times
    Source: The New York Times | Published on: May 19, 2024
  • Rimba Raya reignites regulatory and transparency concerns for carbon projects - S&P Global
    Source: S&P Global | Published on: May 13, 2024
  • How to get on the Raya dating app – and the celebrities you may bump into - Style
    Source: Style | Published on: April 01, 2024

Nicknames for Raya

Rayo, Ray-man, Rayzor, Ray-bow, Ray-diant, Rayathon, Rayven, Raystar, Rayzer, Raybeam

Raya Name Poster

Raya Name Poster

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