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What does Gioya mean?

Gioya Pronunciation of Gioya [gioya] as a name for girls has its root in Italian, and Gioya means "joy". Gioya is an alternate form of Gioia (Italian). Gioya is also a variation of Joy (Old French, Latin): used in the Middle Ages.

Associated with: joy.


5 alternative forms via Gioia, Joy: Jioia, Jioya, Joia, Joya and Joye.

Creative forms:
(female) Gioda, Giona, ..

(male) Giogo, Gioyar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gioya Jessalyn (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gioya?

Gioya is an unusual given name for women. Gioya is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Joy (#436 via latest list) and Joye are the prominent alternative forms of Gioya (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Joia, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Gioya was more pronounced in the 1970s (usage of 0.11%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.04%, 67.7% less), with the version Joy becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joy, Joye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gioya and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gioya is pronounced similarly to Gia and Jaya. Other recommended names are Bitya, Dinya, Galya, Gelya, Genya, Giana, Gila, Gilda, Gilia, Giliya, Gina, Ginia, Ginna, Ginya, Gionna, Gisa, Gita, Githa, Gitta, Giula, Giza, Glora, Glorya, Kirya, Livya, Liya, Miya, Moya, Roya, Silya, Toya, Vinya, Zinya and Zoya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gioya.

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