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What does Moya mean?

Moya Pronunciation of Moya [moya] as a girls' name is of Norwegian origin. Variant of Maia (Greek) "great; mother". Also English form of Moira.

Associated with: greek, great.


Moya has 1 variant: Moja.

Affiliated girl name: Mary.

11 more alternative forms via Maia, Moira: Maaja, Maiah, Maj, Maja, May, Maya, Mayah, Moia, Moire, Moyra and Mya.

Creative forms:
(female) Mola, Mosa, ..

(male) Mohal, Mory, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moya Chandler (M.C.), ..

How popular is Moya?

Moya is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2451 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Moya (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Maia (#556 from recent data), Maja, Mary (#124), May (#1658), Maya (#69), Mayah (#1363), Moira (#1645) and Mya (#146). Other variants, like Moire, are seldom used. These forms of Moya reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 8.49%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.66%, 92% less), with forms such as May becoming less in vogue. Maia and Maya are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maia, Mary, May, Maya, Mayah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moira, Mya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maja, Mary, Maya, Mya outside U.S.

Similar Names

Moya is alike in pronunciation to Mae, Mai, Maiya, Maiyah, Maye, Mea, Mei, Meya, Mia, Miah, Miya and Mo. Other recommended names are Alya, Amya, Anya, Arya, Aya, Daya, Dosya, Enya, Gioya, Haya, Inya, Ionya, Jioya (see Joy), Joya, Kaya, Leya, Mada, Mala, Manya, Marya, Mata, Mayda, Mela, Melya, Mena, Mesa, Meta, Meyta, Mica, Mika, Mila, Mima, Mina, Mira, Moina, Moll, Mona, Monah, Monay, Monca, Mone, Monna, Mora, Morag, Morah, Moria, Morna, Morysa (see Marisa), Mouna, Moyna, Muna, Myka, Myla, Myra, Nya, Orya, Reya, Roya, Sofya, Sonya, Taya, Toya and Zoya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Moya.

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