What does the baby name Makya mean? Learn about what Makya means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Makya - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Makya
M-A-K-Y-A, is a 5-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Makya
mah kee ah
Meaning of Makya
Eagle hunter, one who hunts eagles.
Origin of Makya
The name 'Makya' has Native American origins. It is derived from the Hopi language, which is spoken by the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona. In Hopi, 'Makya' means 'eagle hunter' or 'eagle hunter's arrow'. The eagle holds great cultural significance for the Hopi people, symbolizing strength, power, and spirituality. The name 'Makya' is often given to boys as a way to honor and connect with their Native American heritage.
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Popularity of Makya
The popularity of the name 'Makya' has been steadily increasing in recent years. While it is not among the most popular names in the United States, it has gained recognition and usage among parents who appreciate its unique sound and cultural significance. The name's association with the majestic eagle and the traditional Hopi culture has contributed to its appeal.
Makya currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Adom is slightly more popular than Makya.

Etymology of Makya

The name 'Makya' is composed of two syllables in the Hopi language. 'Mak' means 'eagle', while 'ya' refers to 'hunter' or 'arrow'. When combined, the name conveys the idea of someone who hunts or possesses the qualities of an eagle hunter. It is a name that evokes images of strength, bravery, and connection to nature.

Cultural Significance of Makya

In Hopi culture, eagles are revered as sacred creatures and are believed to have a strong connection to the spiritual realm. The eagle is seen as a symbol of power, wisdom, and protection. The name 'Makya' carries this cultural significance and is often given to boys with the hope that they will embody the qualities associated with the eagle.