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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Koya

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Alt. Meaning

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

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 Koya

Koya Nishikawa is a Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Fisheries (Japan). Koya was born on December 26th, 1942 in Ujiie, Tochigi , Japan.


Koya Kazama is a soccer player for the F.C. Gifu, Shimizu Commercial High School, VfL Osnabrück, Kawasaki Frontale, and Oita Trinita. Koya was born on April 16th, 1993 in Fuchū, Hiroshima, Japan.


Koya Yuruki is a soccer player for the Montedio Yamagata. Koya was born on July 3rd, 1995 in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Koya Shimizu is a soccer player for the Briobecca Urayasu, Tokyo Verdy, Kokushikan University, Vegalta Sendai, and Sagan Tosu. Koya was born on June 15th, 1982 in Tokyo.


Koya Iwasaki is an athlete for the SP Kyoto FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Koya

C. H. Mohammed Koya was a Former Chief Minister of Kerala and FormerChief Minister of Kerala. C. was born on July 15th, 1927 in Atholi, Calicut, Madras Presidency, British India. He left this life on September 28th, 1983.


Siddiq Moidin Koya was an office holder. Siddiq was born in Ba, Fiji. He left this life on April 25th, 1993.


Faiyaz Koya is an Attorney General of Fiji.


He left this life on September 1st, 2000.


V.K.C is also known as VKC.


M.P. was born in 1954.


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Popularity of Koya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Koya U.S.
  White 3.16% 64.26%
  African American 13.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 73.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Koya

People with the last name Koya are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Koya

  • How Popular is the name Koya? Koya is the 41,785th most popular name of all time. As a last name Koya was the 76,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Koya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 71 babies born with the first name Koya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Koya to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Koya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Koya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Koya is Friday, January 1st, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Koya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Koya was in 1976 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Koya: Your name in reverse order is Ayok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aoky. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Koya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 253 people with the last name Koya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Koya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Koya as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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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