The girl's name Raya \ra-ya\ is pronounced RAY-ah. It is of Israeli origin, and its meaning is "friend".
Baby names that sound like Raya are Ray, Raye, Rhaya, Reya and Roya. Other similar baby names are Haya, Daya, Jaya, Kaya, Maya, Rayna, Rayma, Rafa, Raja, Rama, Rana, Rayla, Rasya and Taya.
Raya is a very rare female first name and a very popular surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census).