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'Sup, I'm Maya. You don't look at me in the eye.
Have I told you lately that you're pretty fierce?
Topanga to Maya about her personality

Maya Penelope Hunter (née Hart) is the tritagonist of Girl Meets World. Maya is the fifteen-year-old daughter of Kermit and Katy.

She is Riley Matthews' best friend. Maya isn't one of the best students in school, but she still looks up to Cory Matthews as a father figure. She is deeply loyal to Riley, as Riley is to her. Maya lives with her mother and her grandmother Angela Hart, who do their best to take care of her. Maya starts looking up to Shawn Hunter as a mentor and father figure, because she found out that not only were they both slackers in school, he also had an absent parent. It is unknown if Maya has a half-brother like Shawn does. Maya has a crush on Joshua Matthews, who is nearly three years older than her as well as Riley's uncle.

Maya is portrayed by Sabrina Carpenter.


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Maya is almost the exact opposite of Riley when it comes to personality; one might say that Maya is the "Spice" to Riley's "Sugar" and "everything nice".

Outwardly, Maya conveys a "bad girl" persona-- overconfident, tough, quick-witted and sarcastic; she has been described as a female version of Shawn, and her loyalty to Riley (and vice versa) gave her a bit of a popularity boost. But Maya has admitted that she is not always proud of the person she is.

Much of her brashness could be borne of the fact that her father abandoned her when she was five. Moreover, as her best friend Riley is not only aware that Maya's outward toughness is often a façade, but she also knows her vulnerabilities. In the episode "Girl Meets Flaws", Maya revealed "broken" as her personal flaw, saying that it doesn't feel so bad when she "owns" it.

Maya depends heavily on Riley to help her and fix her problems, or come up with a scheme; one exception was in Season 2's episode "Girl Meets Creativity", when Riley used reverse psychology to get Maya to open up about believing in art. In the Season 3 episodes "Girl Meets Triangle", "Girl Meets Upstate" and "Girl Meets True Maya", Riley believes that Maya is going through an identity crisis as she is being less rebellious and becoming more like her; when Riley is proven right, she helps Maya find her true self again.


Season 1

Girl Meets World

Maya tries to convince Riley to sneak out on to the subway, but right after they sneak out the window, Cory follows them back in through the window. After Cory assures Riley that he and Topanga will be there for her, Maya and Riley head off to the subway. On the subway, Maya pushes Riley into a a cute boy's lap, who is later revealed to be Lucas Friar, a new kid at their school.

She has a "relationship" with him for about a minute before letting Riley talk to him. Later, at school, Cory gives out an assignment, to write an essay on something that's worth fighting about. Maya starts a school protest, and she continually chants, "No homework, more freedom!" Since Riley wants to be like her, Maya tells Riley that this is her chance to be like her if she joins the protest. Riley joins in, but Maya soon causes trouble when the fire alarm goes off and the water sprinklers turn on. Even though Riley is a part of the protest, only Maya gets into trouble. Later, when Cory talks to Maya, she admits that she has no one at home to help her with homework. By the end of the episode, Cory assures her that she won't fail.

Girl Meets Boy

Maya tells Riley to talk to Lucas but to no avail as she sniffs him. She asks to talk about this to Riley, but she texts her a 'no'. Later in the classroom, her phone along with the whole class is all taken away for the assignment Cory assigns for them to take notes using the New York Library. She reluctantly teams up with Farkle and together they go to the library with Riley and Lucas.

When they arrive, she and Farkle reads a book they pulled off the shelf earlier. They start on a chapter called “Disconnecting to Connect” which is about how unplugging yourself from technology makes for better human interaction. Later they sit at the windowsill and she says she cannot afford a smartphone, and all she has is the moon while sketching something. Farkle looks to see what she was doing and sees the artwork she had done, not knowing how talented she was. The next morning in class, when they present their project, Farkle kept her artwork in his pocket where his phone was and she smiles at him. During the credits Cory meets up with her in the library and gives her a smartphone and tells his motives are entirely selfish but she doesn't think they are. He then hands her a pack of colored pencils, saying if she’s watching Riley and something beautiful happens, he wants her to capture that, too and paint him a picture.

Girl Meets the Truth

When Maya showed off a new locket, Riley wondered where it came from. Maya eventually admitted she claimed it from Lost & Found even though it wasn't hers. After she and Riley learnt a lesson about telling the truth even when it's uncomfortable, Maya returned the locket to its rightful owners.

Girl Meets Maya's Mother

On school career day, Maya was not surprised when her mother fails to show up as promised. The next day, when Katy interrupted Cory's lesson, Maya was embarrassed by her mother's performance. Maya told her mother it was best when she went on her imaginary auditions and chased her imaginary father, despite claiming she wasn't humiliated by her mother's appearance.

After a teacher complimented Maya's art, she asked Maya to present it at a school event. Maya didn't want her art on display, but Riley went behind her back to have Maya's work displayed so her mother could come and see it. On the night of the art exhibit, Maya's painting of a diner with a woman only half-visible was shown. Maya's mother didn't show up to see the exhibit, leading Riley to visit her and demand to know why she didn't show up. Katy explained she only disappoints her daughter. Katy was determined to simply work so Maya could have more than she had, even if it meant she wasn't always around for her.

Girl Meets Home for the Holidays

When Shawn Hunter joined the Matthews family for Christmas, Maya met Shawn for the first time. Despite regularly hearing how Cory and Shawn were the Riley and Maya of their day, Maya was not initially impressed with Shawn. Maya tried to prove that she and Riley are better friends than Cory and Shawn. Maya helped Riley confront Shawn about him ignoring her when he visited town. Shawn and Maya began to see how they do have a lot in common, including their respective friendships with Cory and Riley. Before Shawn left, he invited the kids, including Maya, on a trip he was going to take to Upstate New York.

During the holiday dinner, Maya also saw Riley's uncle Josh. Maya was instantly smitten with Josh, despite him being three years older than her. It was obvious they had met before because Josh told her she "grew up gorgeous". When Josh visited again for game night, Maya tried to make advances on him but he told her he was too old for her. Undeterred, Maya told him she's playing the long game.

Girl Meets Master Plan

On Maya's fourteenth birthday, Maya's mother left for work before Maya got up. Maya was resigned to the fact Katy forgot her birthday, which seemed to anger Riley and the Matthews more than it did Maya. With Shawn Hunter was in town at the same time, Riley and Cory set about to try fix Shawn up with Katy. Cory and Riley's plan got Shawn excited about trying to fix things between Katy and Maya.

Shawn went to the diner to talk to Katy about forgetting Maya's birthday party, which offended Katy and initially made her dislike Shawn. Katy mentioned to Shawn that Maya doesn't stop talking about him, particularly after the trip he took with the kids. Shawn and Katy bonded over being bad at relationships and being the ones people leave. Katy admitted that although Maya thinks she chased away her dad, it was actually her dad that left her. A woman arrived with Katy's birthday gift, a locket, for Maya, but Katy didn't quite have the money for it yet. Shawn gave Katy the extra money so Katy could buy the gift on Maya's birthday and asked to take the family photo to go in the locket. Although Katy didn't want him to, Shawn told Maya the truth that her dad left her mom. Katy admitted the reason she wasn't around is she was working extra shifts to get Maya the gift she wanted. Shawn eventually tells Maya the truth about her father.

Girl Meets First Date

When Josh came to New York for the summer, Maya again flirted with him. Josh told Maya that he was still too old for her. After Josh hit on a college recruiter, who thought she was too old for him, Josh felt the disappointment from the other side. In an effort to help Riley and Lucas finally ask each other out, Maya asked Lucas out on a date. Riley was angry with Maya at first, until she realized why Maya did so. When Lucas finally sought to ask Riley out, Cory gave Lucas and Riley his blessing, so long as they took Maya and Farkle along with them. After Riley and Lucas shared their first kiss, Farkle tried to kiss Maya - who blocked him with her hand. Undaunted, Farkle passionately kissed Maya's hand, which left her surprised and impressed.

Season 2

Girl Meets Pluto

When Cory decided it was time for his class to bury a time capsule containing things important to them, Maya was initially reluctant to place anything in the capsule as she thinks it's better not to have any hopes, to avoid disappointment. Before Cory, Topanga and Shawn were going to go to Philadelphia to dig up their own time capsule, Riley and Maya weren't interested in going along. After Shawn talked to Katy about how the time capsule could bring up memories of his relationship with Angela, Maya and Riley decided to join them.

When the gang returned to New York City to open the time capsule, Maya watched on as Shawn opened the time capsule and rediscovered many mementos of his relationship with Angela, who he clearly still felt strongly for. Maya feared she'd lost any hope for Shawn starting a relationship with her mother. Riley, Cory and Topanga pushed Shawn to see his potential role in Maya's life. When Shawn told Maya he didn't know what he was supposed to be in her life, Maya asked him to just be out there for her. When the kids finally put objects in their own time capsule, Maya requested that no one else was to know what she placed inside: a picture of Katy and Shawn giving her her birthday cake. As Maya placed the photo in the capsule, she quietly said "Hope is for suckers." Later, when Shawn stopped by Topanga's Bakery where Katy works, he chatted with her. When Shawn asked if Katy's lip gloss, which was a different flavor to the one Angela used, was a better flavor, she told him it was different. After Shawn asked if different is better, Katy told him it depends on the life you're having, but she is ready for different.

Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels

Riley and Maya had an epic fight that very nearly ended their friendship. When Riley refused to apologize for not standing up for Maya about something Lucas said, they stopped talking to each other. Seeing how serious the fight was, Cory recruited his older brother Eric to settle the friends' dispute. As Eric worked them through the issue, Maya admitted the problem was not so much that Lucas called her a "short stack of pancakes" but that Riley didn't defend her. Riley didn't defend her because she thinks it's true, but Maya admitted she's defended Riley from similar comments about her height and klutziness even though they are also true. Maya said that even if she is short, she never felt short until Riley didn't have her back. After Eric helped the friends patch things up, Maya became more comfortable with the fact she's going to be short. Topanga, whom Maya greatly admires, showed her how even a short stack of pancakes like her can do fine- the two are nearly the same height.

Season 3


Maya is a beautiful girl with a pale complexion, blue eyes and medium length blonde hair which she often wears in a variety of different styles; straight, curly, or naturally waved. She has a slim, yet toned and athletic figure, and is slightly short for her age.



Katy Hart


Main article: Katy Hart
See also: Katy and Maya

Katy Hart is Maya's mother. She loves Maya dearly, but spends a great deal of time working to make ends meet. She tries her best to take care of Maya and works as a waitress in a diner, waiting for her big break to fulfill her dreams of becoming an actress.

Gammy Hart


Main article: Gammy Hart

Gammy is Maya's grandmother who lives with her. She is a caring soul, with a zest for life. She seems very fond of Maya's friends, Riley and Farkle.


Absent father

Kermit is Maya's absent father. In "Girl Meets Father", Maya states that he started a new family. In "Girl Meets the Truth", she states her father has not sent anything to her in a long time. He appeared in "Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project".


Kermit's second wife is Maya's step-mother and the mother of her step-siblings. Presumably, she and Maya have never met. It is unknown what role, if any, she played in the breakup of Maya's parents.

Shawn Hunter

Step-father/Adoptive father

Main article: Shawn Hunter
See also: Maya and Shawn

Shawn is the oldest family friend of the Matthews. He and Maya have bonded over their similar backgrounds. Maya now seems to welcome the possibility of Shawn becoming romantically involved with her mom Katy. Shawn is a father figure in her eyes. In "Girl Meets Upstate", Shawn shows how fond he is of Maya saying he cares about her deeply and loves her.

Unnamed Half-Siblings

Maya first alluded to having half-siblings in Girl Meets Father. She at least has two, a half-brother and a half-sister.

May Clutterbucket

Great grandmother

Main article: May Clutterbucket

May is Maya's great grandmother who abandoned her musical dreams late in 1961, but 50 years later, her guitar found its way home to Maya, thanks to Riley. Maya is not particularly proud to be from "a long line of Clutterbuckets."


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Riley Matthews

Best Friend

Main article: Riley Matthews

See also: Maya and Riley

Riley is Maya's best friend. While Riley is the angel who keeps it safe, Maya is more of the rebel who doesn't believe in following the rules. Even though they are nearly opposites, the two are extremely close and loyal to each other no matter their differences. Riley admires Maya and wants to be like her, much to her father's dismay. Riley and Maya are considered inseparable. As seen in Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2), Maya and Riley will do anything to protect each other due to the caring and loyal relationship they have. In Girl Meets I Do Riley says she wants the best for Maya by letting Katy and Shawn get married.

Farkle Minkus

Close Friend/Admirer

Main article: Farkle Minkus
See also: Farkle and Maya

Farkle is Maya's close friend and yet sometimes they don't always agree on the same thing. He has a crush on her, even though they often butt heads. Riley always tries to save him by intervening. Farkle also has a crush on Riley and he always tries to get the two girls to fall in love with him. Either way, they are extremely protective of each other, and Maya really cares about Farkle and thinks of him as a close friend.

Lucas Friar

Close Friend/Former Romantic Interest

Lucaya Hug
Main article: Lucas Friar
See also: Lucas and Maya

Throughout the episodes, Maya is annoyed by Lucas' "Country Boy" attitude, and continually calls him one of her many different nicknames for him. However, they definitely care about each other's feelings and opinions, and will defend each other if needed. They have shown romantic attraction in Girl Meets Creativity. In Girl Meets Texas (Part 2) it is revealed that Maya has a crush on Lucas and they almost kiss. Then in Girl Meets Texas (Part 3), they go into two dates. Maya cares for Lucas, and she doesn't want anything to happen to him because if it happened she wouldn't know how to handle the change. It is unknown if Maya teases Lucas because she likes him, which was suggested by Riley, but Maya didn't confirm nor deny it. In Girl Meets Legacy, it's revealed that Lucas likes Maya back, but doesn't fully understand his feelings for her. However, in Girl Meets High School (Part 1), both Riley and Maya want to date Lucas so they both refer to themselves as girlsfriends.

Isadora Smackle


Main article: Isadora Smackle

Isadora Smackle is a friend of Maya's, despite the false pretense their friendship began as.

Cory Matthews

Teacher/Father Figure

Cory & Maya - Forgiveness Project
Main article: Cory Matthews
See also: Cory and Maya

Not only is Cory Matthews Maya's seventh grade history teacher, Maya also sees him as a father figure, since her father is absent from her life. Even though Cory doesn't think that Maya is a good influence on Riley, he doesn't try to break up their friendship. In "Girl Meets Boy", he got Maya a smartphone and a set of color pencils. In "Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project", Maya is upset over the response her real father gives about leaving and says it's not her fault, she tells to him that she failed the class assignment, Cory tells her that she's not failing, and he didn't expect her to move on quickly and forgive, just know what happened.

Topanga Matthews

Mother Figure

Main article: Topanga Matthews

Topanga has acted as a mother figure to Maya ever since she and Riley became friends. Topanga thinks she's fierce and trusts her as well.

Zay Babineaux


Zay and Maya are friends. Maya learnt about Zay being friends with Lucas when he moved to New York in Girl Meets the Secret of Life. They appear to be close friends and Maya (along with Riley) pretends to be Zay's girlfriend in Girl Meets Texas (Part 2), to help him impress his crush, Vanessa.

Auggie Matthews


Main article: Auggie Matthews
See also: Auggie and Maya

Auggie is the younger brother of Maya's best friend, Riley. They seem fond of each other.

Joshua Matthews

Long Term-Crush

Main article: Joshua Matthews
See also: Josh and Maya

Josh is Maya's friend and romantic interest. Maya started to like Josh instantly in Girl Meets Home for the Holidays, but he never felt the same way. In Girl Meets Game Night, Josh told Maya he was too old for her and she stated she'd be in it for the long game. In Girl Meets First Date she tells him about her dream while they talk and stare at one another on the subway. In Girl Meets The Tell Tale Tot, Maya explains to Josh why she likes him so much. She also mentions that what she feels for Josh is not just a "crush" but is much more. In Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2), they have an intense deep conversation and Maya finds out Josh has feelings for her. When Maya says she wants to be together now, Josh says no, but agrees to play the long game - they both live their lives and agree to go out sometime in the future.


Season 1

Girl Meets World

Right here!
The Civil Bore.
Would I be making more money than you?
Oh, don't worry, Mr. Matthews. You wrote her a note.
You did.
It was easy. You write like a girl.
Hi, I'm Maya. You're really cute. We should hang out sometime. You make me happy. You don't pay enough attention to me. This isn't working out. We can still be friends. Not really.
I think you did mine too.

Girl Meets Boy

Yeah, how else can he keep tabs on all the hoedowns and cattle pageants?
Talk to him.
You know what's an even better text relationship?
Talk to him!
You smelled him.
You smelled him is what you did.
Riley, any thoughts on this that may come out of your mouth, in word form?
You got me a phone?
I'm not sure they are, Mr. Matthews.

Girl Meets Father

I have no one at home to help me with my homework.
Hey hee-haw. You going to tick-tock shake your body time? Because you know it's not a square dance, so not going to be a lot of dosey-doeing.
This thing goes to ninth grade?
Si senor.

Girl Meets Popular

I love you, but you are a lot of work.

Girl Meets Maya's Mother

I'm not doing it... Yes, sir, it's us. We hope that one day, one of us will be lucky enough to become the future Mrs. Farkle Minkus and have a lot of baby Minkii.

Girl Meets Smackle

Ooh, I could use one of those. Give me that and I won't call you Ranger Rick all week.
Thanks, Ranger Roy.
All week.
That't what's so beautiful about you.
Well yes. That is one of the many arrows in my quiver.
How you doin'?
I know.
Oh, no. I already have a weird friend.
Why do I have to be a part of your plan to befriend every little woodland creature?

Girl Meets 1961

I can't remember. It was like 5 minutes ago.
These people all had something to say.
You know, someday you're going to make somebody a wonderful fortune cookie.

Girl Meets Crazy Hat

I've already got my thing. Riley's gonna be a success and I'm gonna sponge off her until she gets sick of me.
Bum on a bench.
What if nothing happens for her? Sir, Riley can't end up like that, she's my meal ticket.
So do I. They're everywhere.
You must have eaten one of ours.

Girl Meets World: Of Terror

You're not my type.
Trying to put myself out of misery.

Girl Meets the Forgotten

I know, pumpkin

Girl Meets Flaws

It's the most important thing in the world. I'll find him myself and I'd hate to be him when I do.
Hey golden boys. You wanna chip down on your cloud of awesomeness? You are making us normals feel bad.
Awards are a scam. A girl like me never had a chance, Matthews. Never had a chance.
I want my Farkle back. We are not as good without him. If you tell him I said that, I will jack you up son.

Girl Meets Brother

Pom-poms are stupid and pyramids made of humans freak me out.
I bet Auggie could say the same thing about me, Riley. He just wanted to spend time with you.

Girl Meets Home for the Holidays

So that's your dad's me?
So we're them.
I don't see it.
Riley, I got you a present!
I'm glad you like it. I never know what to get people.

Girl Meets Game Night

(whilst twirling her hair) Well, hello.
You represent homework and no fun, while you are so handsome, it kinda makes my eyes hurt!
I do understand, Josh, I know that.
But I'm in it for the long game!

Girl Meets Master Plan

Well if you're like me, you can look forward to your mother forgetting your birthday!
We're the ones who get left, not like her.
You three, window now!

Girl Meets Farkle's Choice

I wish to go, but I don't wanna, and I am sure that tickets are impossible.
Then I just don't wanna.
Thanks, and I'm not gonna be there when you find out what it is, Carpool.

Girl Meets First Date

Yeah, give her the talk, let's see what you know.
Okay, let's get this thing over with.
I should have eaten more.
Now I pushed him.
When a father turns a certain age, things will start happening to you that you don't understand. It will confuse you, but it's a magical time.
Look, don't worry, this is all normal. It's just your body's way of telling you, you are a woman.
Mine was like a shih tzu going after a chew toy.
Hey Ranger Rick.
You want to go out with me?
You want to take me to a movie and put our hands in the popcorn at the same time and see what happens, or what?

Girl Meets Demolition

It's great. I could never say something so desperate.
Daddy, please help us. We need you. We made a mistake.
I never have any money.
What we need is a bat mitzvah.
You will always be my favorite chump.
What kind of a bad influence am I on you if I let another bad influence be a better bad influence than me in your eyes?

Season 2

Girl Meets Gravity

We're kings, Matthews. You don't get to tell us what to do anymore!
Okay, but that was the last one.
So that's nice, that's nice. Your dad's at school. Your mom's at our hang-out. That's nice. That's nice.
Inside I am crying so hard.
It's true. It's like he wanted to talk all the time.
'Sup, I'm Maya, you don't look me in the eyes.
Everything else it worse.
Look at us, Riles. Two youn' independent woman making their own road. Taking their own way with their guts and their brains.

Girl Meets the New World

Wait, that mean I am walking home with Farkle?
Boy, the stuff you gotta do!
Not a whole thing. We check back on this twice, tops.
Really, Huckleberry? You want to play with me right now?
I don't see where else we can go.
I can't wait to see what's going to happen next.

Girl Meets the Secret of Life

That had to hurt.
It occurs to me you're trying to tell us Ranger Rick was a little different back in Texas.
I finally like you.
Ugh, you mean no one will ever ask me to wash a car for them? Say it.
Oh, stop.
So, just between you and me, what did Ranger Rick do? Did he tip over a cow? Did he put eleven gallons in a ten gallon hat?
Oh, Huckleberry, Huckleberry, whatever bad things you did at your old school, you are still such a Huckleberry.
Look, we don't know the story yet. Let's know the story before you go to Riley Town.
I like you better when you are not calm.
Boy, are you gonna get yelled at, Matthews. Aw, I missed it. Do it again.
You do, he does.
Lucas? Was it Lucas? Could it have been Lucas? Lucas?
She's a lot of work.
Oh, I can never get sick.

Girl Meets Pluto

Well, it would have been anything I said.
Nice shovel shirt.
I don't see how.

Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels

You come here and stink it up, right now.
There's also a possibility that I may called him Ranger Rick once.
Oh, yeah, Ranger Roy once. Ranger Rick is every day.
Oh, that was a fun day.
Hey! Nobody here laughs but me.

Girl Meets the Tell-Tale-Tot

When is this little party, yeah, whatever, hi, I don't care?
No, I'm not going to look back and regret the things I didn't do. I wanna look back and regret the things I did do.
All right, weirdos. Listen up and listen up good. I've got like a minute before he walks through the door.
Your Uncle Boing.
I'm not stopping. I am resting.
I'm not young as I used to be.
Very exciting, I'm sure. Riley and I have our own educations to which to attend, to which.
I never wake you up.
We're gonna tell my mother, aren't we?
Yeah, okay. Let's go! See you guys in a year.

Girl Meets Rules

I am already making t-shirts.
Hey Matthews!
Next time I'm going to put some war paint on Riley's face.
Matthews is out. Farkle is down. It's Maya time.
Really? Well you know, there are some bad kids out there.
Well, when you are not around these people. How do you keep changing back?
Whatever I got is strong in me, Matthews.
I was without Riley. Without Riley, I may never come back.

Girl Meets Hurricane

Thanks, you can never touch any of this stuff.
I also did excellent work.
Can you guess who?
You guys need a hint?

Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington

Stuff happened in some country, some team won a game and it's cold somewhere with a chance of I don't care. Am I all caught up?
(Gasps) Beat the bad bad man Eric.
Well, maybe we don't have a vote, Lucas.
I've always known your name. I like us all very much.
You know my name?
Eric, it's Moesha. We need you.
Stuff happened in some country. Some team won a game. And it's cold somewhere with a chance of I don't care. Am I all caught up?
Our children?
You got eleven.
Uh, the one you messed up?

Girl Meets the New Teacher

I like a teacher? But I'm Maya.

Girl Meets Fish

Because there's supposed to be that much life in her.
I knew it!
He's right.
Close your eyes with me, Riley. Let's bow our heads.
That was the sound of Chelsea's fish soul swimming up to fish heaven.
No, this one's very trusting and sensitive.
Riley, they're goldfish. We're kids. Kids are the natural enemy of goldfish and the natural meal ticket of Fish Store Phil who makes a fortune off of us.
He sells them to every kid in every school in every class in the tri-state area. You do the math! 'cause you know me and math.
You'll never break me, Auggie.
What makes you so sure?
Whoop, whoop. The potty!

Girl Meets Yearbook

If you let it in, yeah. You know who taught me that?
The real you, yeah.
Aww, Lucas, you're a very sweet guy. That's why I always liked you since I fell onto your lap on the subway. It's why we should have been favorite couple. Because we're so much alike. You know, it's like we're two sunshiney people from the same sunshiney family. That's why I like you so much. It's like you're my brother. Oh. It's like he's your-
Nothing. Nothing happened. I don't want to be Riley any more. Only you're Riley. I'm Maya. We don't care what you say. We're not crashing our ships. Come back. Come back right now.
Don't worry, daddy. I'm going to fix everybody right up.
Lollipops and circuses and things that rhyme with that.
Mom I need your help.
Knowing you is so hard.
I have no interest living in a world without Riley and Farkle. And I'm not going anywhere until you to come back, you hear me?
Then can you please tell me where I can find them?
Who's there?
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really miss "Ladies!"
You snap out of it.
You open this window right now.
RIng power!
How could anybody ever see me and Lucas as a couple?
And Greenland is a land of green.
Then who cares? Stupid countries don't even know who they are, stupid countries.
Really, Farkle, of all the names in the world you could pick for another personality, you choose Donnie Barnes?
Let me see your dark side face.
What'd you get, Huckleberry?
How do you feel about that.
Would you stop smiling?
Did they do it to you again?

Girl Meets Semi-Formal

No, no, no, no, no, no. Riley's busy. I'll dance with you.
There's nothing but time. If he doesn't ask you by the week before, I'll look at you like this and say, "you've got a problem".
Well, you got a lot of problems.
Stop planning your life so far in advance.
Lucas? Is it Lucas?
I don't know any more. Just tell me what to say.
What's on the back of your notebook?
You're not even trying any more.
Why would you be dancing with me if you're officially a huckleberry?
Riley didn't do anything wrong.
I think she's just confused about how she's supposed to feel.
Just tell me what to say.
I'm so proud of her. She's obviously had a good bad influence. Well, Riley's gotten herself out of this mess. What could possibly go wrong now?
How you enjoying the picture show, Sally?
Go to the dance.
What Riley will realize immediately is that her father is one of the chaperons of the dance.
When we last left our hero, she said she'd go to the dance with Charlie Gardner.
Oh, Charlie.
Meet Riley, a swell gal who finds herself in quite the pickle. What will she do? What will she do?
Billy's dead and all of his friends are dead, too. Except one. No, wait, now he's dead, too.

Girl Meets Rah Rah

No, honey. That's not what that sign means.
Don't worry, Riles. You did great.

Girl Meets Texas (Part 1)

Lucas, look at me. If you do this, I will never speak to you again.
You know?
Me too.

Girl Meets Texas (Part 2)

I'm not talking to him, I'm talking to you!
We're breaking up with you, honey nugget
You know, me.
What are you doing?!
You don't have to be sorry, Hucklberry. Of course I like you. You're a good guy. If you got hurt, I don't know what I would have done.

Girl Meets Texas (Part 3)

You need to know.
Riley, sonething happened between me and Lucas.

Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project

Hi, dad.
(crying) I always thought this was my fault somehow, but it's not.

Girl Meets Belief

So its you making us do this?
Oh, boo!
Maya's on vacation. Please leave a message after the beep.
You ruined my vacation!
Nothing, where's my dinner?
Yeah. I don't get a lot of quiet.

Girl Meets the New Year

Well, here we are.
Who's gonna clean me up?

Girl Meets STEM

Maya, shoots and scores! Nothing but beaker!

Girl Meets Money

Girl Meets Commonism

Girl Meets the Bay Window

This is the first place I've felt safe. You're not changing the bay window.

Girl Meets Legacy

People change people.

Season 3

Girl Meets High School (Part 1)

[To Riley] I don't believe in Francesca, but I believe in you.

Girl Meets High School (Part 2)

Girl Meets Jexica

Girl Meets Permanent Record

Girl Meets Triangle

Girl Meets Upstate

Girl Meets True Maya

When I was really young I used to come to this park and look at this statue and wonder if i would ever have friends as good as these. We would hold hands with each other and smile, I used to wonder what they were so happy about. Now I know.
[To Renee] Well now I've got the brick and the hammer. I know exactly what I'm gonna do with those, I know exactly who I am.

Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 1)

Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2)

[To Josh about Riley] She brought me back, I don't like Lucas like that. I went out with him one time, poured a smoothie on his head! He's perfect for Riley, I know because when I was Riley it was hard not to like him. I feel like if you knew me at all the last thing I would do is want anything that was Riley's. I love her I always have and she loves me and we would never take from each other and there's nothing that would ever change that.

Girl Meets I Do

Girl Meets the Real World

Girl Meets Bear

Girl Meets the Great Lady of New York

Girl Meets She Don't Like Me

Girl Meets World: Of Terror 3

Girl Meets Her Monster

Girl Meets Hollyworld

Girl Meets a Christmas Maya

Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen

Girl Meets Goodbye


  • Maya is a feminine name with multiple meanings. In Hindu philosophy, Māyā means "illusion" and in Hindu mythology, it is also an alternate name of the Hindu goddess Durga. According to tradition, Queen Māyā of Sakya was also the name of the mother of Siddartha Gautama, the Buddha.
  • Hart is an old-fashioned term for a deer - the common quarry of a hunter. Her original surname was Fox, making this reference more obvious - switching it to Hart appears to have been done to facilitate "you're all heart" or "you've got heart" puns. Also, Maya Hart, "my heart"- she's Riley's heart, her emotional core.
  • Since her great grandmother's name was May, Maya's name most likely originates from that.


Season One

  1. Girl Meets World
  2. Girl Meets Boy
  3. Girl Meets Sneak Attack
  4. Girl Meets Father
  5. Girl Meets the Truth
  6. Girl Meets Popular
  7. Girl Meets Maya's Mother
  8. Girl Meets Smackle
  9. Girl Meets 1961
  10. Girl Meets Crazy Hat
  11. Girl Meets World: Of Terror
  12. Girl Meets the Forgotten
  13. Girl Meets Flaws
  14. Girl Meets Friendship
  15. Girl Meets Brother
  16. Girl Meets Home for the Holidays
  17. Girl Meets Game Night
  18. Girl Meets Master Plan
  19. Girl Meets Farkle's Choice
  20. Girl Meets First Date
  21. Girl Meets Demolition

Season Two

  1. Girl Meets Gravity
  2. Girl Meets the New World
  3. Girl Meets the Secret of Life
  4. Girl Meets Pluto
  5. Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels
  6. Girl Meets the Tell-Tale-Tot
  7. Girl Meets Rules
  8. Girl Meets Hurricane
  9. Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington
  10. Girl Meets the New Teacher
  11. Girl Meets Fish
  12. Girl Meets Yearbook
  13. Girl Meets Semi-Formal
  14. Girl Meets Creativity
  15. Girl Meets Farkle
  16. Girl Meets Cory and Topanga
  17. Girl Meets Rileytown
  18. Girl Meets World: Of Terror 2
  19. Girl Meets Rah Rah
  20. Girl Meets Texas (Part 1)
  21. Girl Meets Texas (Part 2)
  22. Girl Meets Texas (Part 3)
  23. Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project
  24. Girl Meets Belief
  25. Girl Meets the New Year
  26. Girl Meets STEM
  27. Girl Meets Money
  28. Girl Meets Commonism
  29. Girl Meets the Bay Window
  30. Girl Meets Legacy

Season Three

  1. Girl Meets High School (Part 1)
  2. Girl Meets High School (Part 2)
  3. Girl Meets Jexica
  4. Girl Meets Permanent Record
  5. Girl Meets Triangle
  6. Girl Meets Upstate
  7. Girl Meets True Maya
  8. Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 1)
  9. Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2)
  10. Girl Meets I Do
  11. Girl Meets the Real World
  12. Girl Meets Bear
  13. Girl Meets the Great Lady of New York
  14. Girl Meets She Don't Like Me
  15. Girl Meets World: Of Terror 3
  16. Girl Meets Her Monster
  17. Girl Meets Hollyworld
  18. Girl Meets a Christmas Maya
  19. World Meets Girl
  20. Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen
  21. Girl Meets Goodbye

Appearances: 72/72


  • She tends to have Riley carry her school things for her.
  • She might have been held back a year due to her turning 14 in Girl Meets Master Plan
  • Maya appears to have a collection of tee-shirts featuring classic rock bands.
  • Her equivalent character in Boy Meets World is her adoptive father, Shawn Hunter
  • In Girl Meets Sneak Attack, Maya claims to not worry about stuff that she can't control.
  • In Girl Meets Father, Maya claims her father started another family.
  • In Girl Meets the Truth, Maya admits that her father never sends her anything.
  • Maya's favorite thing at the Nighthawk Diner is the Tuna Melt.
  • Maya's mom told a tale on career day just like Shawn's father Chet Hunter did.
  • It is revealed in that "Girl Meets Smackle" that Maya has blurry eyesight, so she may need glasses or wear contacts.
  • Maya has a pet ferret named Ginger.
  • She can throw a ball the hardest in her gym class, and she has good aim.
  • Maya has a crush on Riley's uncle, Joshua Matthews. They agree to eventually date in the near future in Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2).
  • Maya has been present for all of the episodes throughout the series.
  • She stills bears a scar on the back of her head from when she crashed her skateboard into a park bench at Farkle's eighth birthday party.
  • Maya has a habit of grabbing people by the collar/front of their clothes. A notable example is when she did this to Riley, twice, in the episode Girl Meets World: Of Terror 3
  • In Girl Meets Hurricane, we find out that her father's name is Kermit, and that her maternal grandmother (whom she lives with) is named Angela.
  • In Girl Meets the New Teacher, it is shown that Maya is thinking of becoming a teacher.
  • Riley stuck ice cream on Maya's face in Girl Meets Rileytown.
  • She is named "Class Criminal" in the yearbook.
  • Riley pushed her out of bed in Girl Meets Rileytown.
  • She cried when Riley revealed something the bully said in Girl Meets Rileytown, in Girl Meets Hurricane and in Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project.
  • She takes Spanish from Señora Feinstein-Chang and can speak it somewhat fluently.
  • She takes Art from Mr. Jackson.
  • The bench she chose in Girl Meets Triangle is the bench she sat on and next to Riley when they were younger.
  • Is a member of the Nature Club.
  • In an interview for season 3, Sabrina Carpenter said that Maya is basically a Hunter.
  • Maya becomes Maya Hunter in Girl Meets Goodbye, due to her mother and Shawn adopting her.
  • She says the final line in the series. "Done".


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  1. Maya is born in the same year as Riley, who is said to be born in 2001 in Home for the Holidays. Maya's birthday episode aired on January 16, and she reveals in Ski Lodge (Part 2) that there are a few weeks where she and Joshua Matthews are only two years apart; as Josh's birthdate was revealed to be February 14 in Boy Meets World this would effectively place Maya's date of birth as the sixteenth of January