Naya

Naya is a very multicultural name with various meanings. The most common one I keep seeing is that it is a variant of Nia which could be from Swahili meaning “purpose”, “will”, or “resolve”, though it may also be a Welsh form of Irish Niamh meaning “bright”; Naya is also an Arabic female name deriving from Persian nay/ney,…

Javier

Javier is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Xavier which comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house”. Javier is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Javi (Spanish) Origin: Basque Variants: Xavier (Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, English) Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier…

Itzal

Itzal is a Basque male name and word meaning “shadow”. I’ve also seen it listed as a female name Origin: Basque  

Anaya

Anaya is a female given name derived from several possible sources: from Arabic عَناية meaning “care, protection, concern, solicitude” (can also be spelled Inaya); a feminine form of Anay, an Indian male name meaning “misfortune, adversity” and “not conducted by anyone”, “without good management; bad behavior, bad conduct”, made up from Hindi prefix a- अ- (un-; not) and nyāya न्याय (judgement; justice). It also seems…

Salazar

Salazar comes from a Spanish surname, a habitional name for someone who came from a place called Salazar. It’s made up from Spanish sala (hall) and Basque zahar (old) meaning “old hall” or “dweller at the old hall”. Nicknames: Sal Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Basque Variants: Zaraitzu (Basque)  

Xavier

Xavier comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house” and is also a Portuguese and Catalan surname originating from the given name. Origin: Basque Variants: Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier (Basque, Galician) Saveriu (Corsican) Xaver (German) Saverio (Italian) Ksawery (Polish)   Female forms: Xaviera (English) Javiera…

Naia

Naia has several possible meanings: Naia is a Basque female name meaning “wave, sea foam”; It may also be derived from the Naiads, water nymphs who typically inhabit fountains, streams, or any fresh water. The name comes from Ancient Greek nā́ō meaning “to flow” or nâma “running water”, both derived from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to swim, to float); Spelled Nai’a, it’s a Hawaiian word…

Amaya

Amaya is a Basque and Spanish female name, a variant spelling of Amaia meaning “the end” in Basque, as well as a surname derived from a place name. Amaia is also a Greek name, used as an epithet for the goddess Demeter possibly meaning “without a midwife” or “not yet delivered” from prefix a- (without) and maia (mother, nurse, midwife, lady). Amaya may…

Belia

Belia has several possible meanings and origins such as: it’s an Indonesian word meaning “youth”; it may also be a variant of Bella, the short form of Isabella, the Latinate form of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”; Bella also means “beautiful” in Italian from Latin bellus; Belia may also be a…