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What does Toya mean?

Toya Pronunciation of Toya as a girls' name is pronounced TOY-ah. It is of Spanish origin. Modern American name. Variant of Tonya; short form of Victoria; also a Japanese surname meaning "house door" or "door into the valley". See also Latoya.


ASSOCIATED WITH modern, surname


VARIANTS Toia, Toyanna

OTHER FORMS VIA LATOYA, TONYA, VICTORIA Letoya, Tori, Toria, Torie, Tory, Vika



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How popular is Toya?

Toya is a very prominent first name for females (#1609 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#43290 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Toya was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #793 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Toya name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Toya outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Toya are Latoya, Tonya, Tori (#824 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Torie, Tory and Victoria (#21). Usage of these relations of Toya was well-received among parents in the year 1994 (AVERAGE #901) and is somewhat less today (#1549, DOWN 50%), with versions such as Tori becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Toya, Latoya, Tonya, Tori, Torie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tory, Victoria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Victoria outside U.S.

Similar Names

Toya is pronounced similarly to Ta-, Tais, Taya, Te-, Tea, Thu, Tia and To. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alya, Arya, Aya, Brya, Daya, Donya, Enya, Gioya, Inya, Ionya, Jaya, Jioya (see Joy), Joya, Kaya, Leya, Maya, Meya, Miya, Moya, Mya, Orya, Reya, Roya, Tada, Taja, Talya, Tama, Tana, Tanya, Tasa, Tasya, Tena, Tera, Tesa, Teyna, Teza, Thea, Thia, Tina, Tisa, Tobe, Tobi, Toby, Tola, Toma, Tona, Tonnya, Toolya (see Tulia), Topaz, Tora, Toria, Tory, Tosca, Tosia, Tosiya, Tossa, Tova, Tovah, Tove, Treya, Tula, Tulya, Tyla, Tyra, Tyta, Zorya and Zoya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Toya.