Meaning and Origin of: Araya

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Embellishing

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Castilianized form of Basque and Catalan Araia, a habitational name from any of various places called Araia, for example in Araba, Basque Country, and Catelló de la Plana, Valencia.
  • Spanish : habitational name from any of the places called Araya, as for example the one in Canary Islands.
  • Japanese : meaning ‘wild valley’ or ‘new valley’; found in eastern Japan and pronounced Aratani in western Japan. Neither version is particularly common.