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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joya

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Alt. Meaning

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

Notable Persons Named Joya

Joya Ahsan is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 1998.

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Joya is a rhythm, blues, soul music, and hip hop music singing, songwriter, and record producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 1994. Joya was given the name Joya Owens . Joya is also known as Joya.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joya

Malalai Joya is an activism and political activist. Malalai was born on April 25th, 1978 in Farah Province.

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Benji Joya is a soccer player for the Club Necaxa, Santos Laguna, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, United States men's national under-20 soccer team, and United States men's national under-23 soccer team. Benji was born on September 22nd, 1993 in San Jose, California, United States.

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Juan Joya was a soccer player for the Alianza Lima, Club Atlético River Plate, Peñarol, Juan Aurich, Peru national football team, and Uruguay national football team. Juan was born on February 25th, 1934 in Lima. He passed away on March 29th, 2007.

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Joya is a rhythm, blues, soul music, and hip hop music singing, songwriter, and record producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 1994. Joya was given the name Joya Owens . Joya is also known as Joya.

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Sara was born on February 22nd, 1976.

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How popular is the baby name Joya in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 6 6 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 6 6 0
1946 8 8 0
1948 8 8 0
1950 8 8 0
1951 6 6 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 17 17 0
1954 9 9 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 16 16 0
1957 7 7 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 15 15 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 11 11 0
1962 26 26 0
1963 25 25 0
1964 16 16 0
1965 36 36 0
1966 20 20 0
1967 17 17 0
1968 18 18 0
1969 15 15 0
1970 25 25 0
1971 26 26 0
1972 18 18 0
1973 24 24 0
1974 23 23 0
1975 34 34 0
1976 39 39 0
1977 28 28 0
1978 21 21 0
1979 31 31 0
1980 29 29 0
1981 29 29 0
1982 35 35 0
1983 25 25 0
1984 22 22 0
1985 23 23 0
1986 24 24 0
1987 31 31 0
1988 33 33 0
1989 24 24 0
1990 43 43 0
1991 21 21 0
1992 37 37 0
1993 23 23 0
1994 23 23 0
1995 32 32 0
1996 39 39 0
1997 20 20 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 31 31 0
2002 36 36 0
2003 35 35 0
2004 28 28 0
2005 30 30 0
2006 29 29 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 20 20 0
2009 30 30 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 24 24 0
2012 29 29 0
2013 29 29 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 21 21 0
2016 24 24 0
2017 14 14 0

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Popularity of Joya as a first name

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Popularity of Joya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Joya U.S.
  White 3.93% 64.26%
  African American 0.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Joya

People with the last name Joya are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Joya

  • How Popular is the name Joya? Joya is the 7,704th most popular name of all time. As a last name Joya was the 11,204th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Joya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,639 babies born with the first name Joya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joya to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Joya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joya is Wednesday, April 1st, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Joya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joya was in 1990 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Joya Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joya is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Joya: Your name in reverse order is Ayoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yajo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Joya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,821 people with the last name Joya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Joya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Joya as their last name since less than 1 person in 104k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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