When you find out that you’re expecting, your world turns upside down!
There are all these things you have to think about, like diapers, bottles, nursery themes, and more. One of the biggest decisions of all? What to name your baby.
A person’s name can actually influence how others see them. Plus, it also plays a significant part in how your daughter will view herself… believe it or not!
So it’s understandable that people want to spend so much time looking for the perfect first name for their babies.
But, if you spend all your search time on Google looking for a first name, what happens to the middle name? You likely run out of steam and settle.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my best middle names series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Maya.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
Middle name ideas for a girl named Maya
And now… the list!
Remember, these are just a few ideas to get your brain going. A lot of them are actually runners-up suggested by real parents of real Mayas.
My favorite middle names for Maya are Maya Isabelle and Maya Kathleen.
I like how these names flow so beautifully together with the name Maya. There are so many choices, though, so you should pick the ones that sound the best to you!
Meaning of the name Maya
According to BabyCenter, Maya is a name of Hindi origin with Latin meanings of “great,” or “larger,” and Sanskrit meaning of “illusion.”
It is also a variation of the name May, and in Roman mythology, Maia was Atlas’ daughter, which is from where the month of May takes its name.
Maya is number 43 on the popularity list for girl names for 2021. It has moved up about 5 spaces since 2020.
Some famous people with the name Maya are writer Maya Angelou and actress Maya Khabira Rudolph.
Didn’t love any names on the list? Here’s what you can do next.
Visit some parenting discussion forums like Babycenter or Nameberry. Use the search function to find “middle names for Maya” and you’ll uncover tons of old threads filled with dozens of names. Or start a new thread to get a fresh brainstorm going!
Next, are you totally sold on the name Maya? You could try some other popular girl names like Leah, Molly, or Lydia.
Finally, here are some guides that might help as you get ready for baby’s arrival:
- The delivery room at the hospital explained
- What dad should bring to the hospital
- Cigar alternatives for celebrating a new baby
Hope this helps!