What does Joya mean?
Joya [joya] as a name for girls is of Italian derivation, and the name Joya means "joy". Joya is a variant form of Gioia (Italian). Joya is also a variant of Joy (Old French, Latin): used in the Middle Ages.
Associated with: joy.
(female) Jeya, Joaya, ..
(male) Jodah, Jore, .. Middle name pairings:
Joya Chelsey (J.C.), ..
How popular is Joya?
Joya is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3802 out of 4276, Top 89%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#14995 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Joya (not in Top 2000) are Joy (#436 the previous year), Joye and Joi. Other variants, like Joie, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Joya was widespread 45 years ago (median #1155) and has become much diminished since. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Joya is pronounced similarly to Gia▲, Ja-, Jae, Jay, Jaya, Jaye, Je-, Jeh, Jey and Joey. Other recommended names are Alya, Amya, Asya, Aya▲, Brya, Daya, Donya, Enya, Haya, Ionya, Jada▼, Jama, Jana▼, Jayda, Jayla, Jayna, Jena▼, Jeyla, Jina, Jo▼, Joan▼, Joana▼, Joby, Joci, Jocia, Joda, Jodi▼, Jody▼, Joela, Johna, Jola, Jolan, Joli, Joly, Jolyn, Jolyna, Jona, Jonae, Jonay, Jone, Jonna, Joppa, Jorah, Jori, Joss, Jyl, Kaya, Liya, Maya▲, Miya▲, Moya, Mya, Nya, Orya, Raya, Reya, Roya, Sofya, Sonya▼, Taya▲, Tonya▼, Toya, Zofya, Zorya and Zoya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joya.See names in meaning and etymology.