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The first name 

Marya is a female first name.

Marya – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Marya in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Marya in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Marya by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Marya ranks at #5,762. That means there are 5,761 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Marya.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Marya -
at home only in a few regions of the USA

It is not so easy to find a woman or girl named Marya in the USA. Although the name is not sooooo rare overall, it is only at home in a few selected regions of the USA. In the entire United States there are currently a total of 208 women and girls named Marya, but there are vast areas of the country where not a single person with this name can be found. In fact, the 208 women and girls named Marya live in no more than 6 different states, including for example California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and New York. In all other 44 states, there are no – or, to be precise, less than a handful – women called Marya. (To explain: The official statistics provide the data per state only if at least five women with a specific name live in the same state. So, it’s quite possible that there are one or two states where someone with the name Marya lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Marya and you live outside the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics.). The state with the most girls and women named Marya relative to its female population is California. And even there, only one in 103,852 women and girls would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Marya.

Marya has 5 letters 
and begins with an M

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter M is a quite popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 8.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A and S are more common for girls' names.

With five letters, the name Marya is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 8.5% of all girls' names start with an M, this initial letter occurs nearly 2.5-times as often as all 26 letters on average – and the most common one of all the girls’ names starting with M is Mary.

Other names with 
M, a, r, y and a

If you take all the letters in the name Marya – M, a, r, y and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Maray or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Marya

If your name is Marya and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Marya

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Marya, you can simply say:






This is how the name Marya is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Marya in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Marya

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Marya is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Marya

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Marya sounds like this: