Meaning:
Water Nymph
Reed
Boat

Origin:
Greek
Arabic
Indian

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The name Naiya (pronounced n-EYE-ah) has three proposed origins.

The first is that is from Greece and means ‘Water Nymph’. This meaning comes from the Naiads of Greek Mythology, female spirits that watch over areas of fresh water.

The second is that it is an Arabic name which means ‘Reed’ or ‘Pipe’.

The third Origin is Indian – and from this heritage it means ‘Boat’.

Naiya was recently made more popular by the character of the same name in the children’s series Dora And Friends.

Similar names could include the rhyming Maja (or Maialen), Briar, Zion and Amaia.