Raya & other names that mean "friend"

This is a Hebrew name meaning “friend”… I love it, but wonder how it’s pronounced. I’ve seen both “[name]RYE[/name]-ah” and “[name]RAY[/name]-ah” listed in a book… I prefer the former, the one that sounds like [name]Maya[/name], and hope that most people would default to that pronunciation. What do you think?

Does anyone know of other girls names that mean “friend” or “friendship”? I thought it would be neat to have my daughter’s name mean the same as mine (which is [name]Amie[/name] - French word for friend).

[name]Just[/name] doing some strategic planning for when baby #3 arrives…not even pg yet!

I would have guessed its pronounced [name]RAY[/name]-a. Very pretty!

Here’s some “friend” names:

[name]Alden[/name] - Meaning: “old, wise friend”
[name]Auden[/name] - Meaning: “old friend”
[name]Bellamy[/name] - Meaning: “fine friend”
[name]Winifred[/name] - Meaning: “holy peacemaking, gentle friend”
[name]Dakota[/name] - Meaning: “friendly one”
[name]Damica[/name] - Meaning: “open-spirited, friendly”
[name]Esme[/name] - Meaning: “esteemed, beloved; or emerald”
[name]Aza[/name] - Meaning: "comfort
[name]Carina[/name] - Meaning: “dear little one”
[name]Evelyn[/name] - Meaning: “dear youth”
[name]Annora[/name] - Meaning: “honor”