Meaning and Origin of: Anaya

Family name origins & meanings

  • Basque : from Basque Anaia, from anai ‘brother’ + the definite article (suffixed) -a. In Basque this was used both as a byname and as a personal name.
  • Spanish : habitational name from either of two places called Anaya, in Salamanca and Segovia provinces. The place name is probably of Arabic origin.