What does Miya mean?
Miya /miya/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced MEE-yah. It is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Miya is "temple".
Related girl name: Maya.
VariationsKreatif forms: Memiya, Miyame, Miyamy. [more]
How popular is Miya?
Miya is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#58397 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Miya for girls. Miya was first listed in 1999 and reached its top rank of #877 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #903. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other popular alternative form of Miya (#903 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 is Maya (#74 in 2014). These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2007 (usage of 0.5305%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.5115%, ▼3.6%). Maya (#74) is the most trendy baby name among these. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Miya and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Miya is alike in pronunciation to Maia▲, Maiya, Maiyah, May▼, Mayah, Maye▼, Mea, Meya, Mia▲, Miah▲, Moia, Moya and Mya▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Liya, Mica, Mika, Mila▲, Mima, Mina▼ and Mira▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Miya.