The name Saya is derived from the middle east. As many of you would know thousands of years ago Sicily was invaded by the Arabs and many other countries. There are a couple of different versions of Saya but over the years it has been spelt differently due to incorrect registration at the Council for registration of births, issuing of passports and all types of legal documenation. Many people in Sicily did not have knowhow or persistence to insist their legal documents such as birth certicates, passports be issued with the correct spelling. There are brothers who both spell their surname differently - Saya and Saija. When it comes to getting this right you cannot rely on any Italian.