What does Latoya mean?
Latoya [la-toya] as a girls' name is pronounced la-TOY-ah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Latoya is "victorious one". Derived from a short form of Victoria, or a blend of La- with Toya. Made familiar by Latoya Jackson, sister of singer Michael Jackson.
Related girl name: Latona.
19 more related forms via La-, Toya, Victoria: Lacoya, Laday, Ladonya, Lakia, Lanika, Lanita, Laray, Laronda, Latanya▼, Latasha▼, Latavia, Latifah▼, Latina, Latisha▼, Latonia▼, Latonya▼, Lavonda, Lavonna and Toya.Creative forms:
(female) Litoya, Lotoya, ..
(male) Middle name pairings:
Latoya Rilee (L.R.), ..
How popular is Latoya?
Latoya is a very popular first name for females (#372 out of 4276, Top 9%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Latoya was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #98 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Latoya appearing in the Top 2000 are Victoria (#20 last year), Latoria, Latonya, Lavonna, Toya, Latonia, Lavonda, Latisha, Latanya, Laronda, Lanita, Latasha, Latavia, Latina, Latifah and Lakia. Other variants, like Laray, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Latoya was common among parents 22 years ago (median #1575) and is somewhat lower today (#1883, down 48.3%).
Latoya▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lata, Latia, Leota▼, Leta▼, Letta, Letty, Lita, Lotta▼ and Lotty. Other recommended names are Batya, Bitya, Chantoya, Dalya, Damya, Danya, Datya, Daya, Fanya, Gioya, Hannya, Jaya, Jioya (see Joy), Joya, Kathya, Katiya, Katrya, Katya, Lacey▼, Lacoria, Lada, Ladey, Ladonna▼, Lady, Laidy, Laila▲, Lala, Lallia, Lalya, Lana▲, Landra, Lanora, Larina, Larita, Laryn, Lateifa (see Latifah), Latifa, Latitia, Lauda, Leeona, Leeora, Lenya, Leoda, Letha▼, Lethia, Levona, Liora, Livya, Loyda, Manya, Marnya, Natanya, Natoya, Paniya, Raya, Sacoya, Safiya, Samya, Secoya, Tahnya, Tanya▼, Tarnya, Taya▲, Zakiya, Zarya and Zoya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Latoya.See names in meaning and etymology.