Of Hebrew origin, the female equivalent of the name Chaim, and meaning "life." You'll give life to your little Chaya, and in return, she'll give life to you. (Except for a social life. You can kiss that goodbye for the first few years.)


Chay, Aya.

Famous people named Chaya:

Cosmetic entrepreneur Chaya "Helena" Rubinstein; novelist Chaya "Clarice" Lispector; composer Chaya Czernowin.

Fun fact:

Chaya is the common name of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, a leafy perennial shrub that is also known as "tree spinach."

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