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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Moyo

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Moyo means "The heart" and is of Zimbabwe origin.

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Notable Persons Named Moyo

Moyo was given the name Moyosore Okediji in Lagos.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Moyo

Dambisa Moyo is an economist and author. Dambisa was born on February 2nd, 1969 in Lusaka, Zambia.


Masasa Moyo is an actor, voice acting, actress, and voice actress. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Masasa was born on July 23rd, 1980 in London, Ontario.


Jonathan Moyo is a Minister of Information, Member of Parliament for Tsholotsho, and Member of Parliament forTsholotsho. Jonathan was born on January 12th, 1957 in Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.


Yven Moyo is a soccer player for the KF Laçi, US Sénart-Moissy, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Newcastle United F.C., Amiens SC, US Concarneau, France national under-18 football team, and Congo national football team. Yven was born on March 15th, 1992 in Orléans. Yven is also known as Moyo and Yven Rochild Victor.


David Moyo is a soccer player for the Brackley Town F.C., Northampton Town F.C., Stamford A.F.C., and Zimbabwe national football team. David was born on December 17th, 1994 in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Tongai Moyo was a musician. His career lasted from 1988 to 2011. Tongai was born Tongai Moyo on March 12th, 1968 in Kwekwe. Tongai is also known as Dhewa, Igwee, Murozvi Mukuru, and Morozvi Mukuru. He breathed his last breath on October 15th, 2011.


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Popularity of Moyo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Moyo U.S.
  White 3.39% 64.26%
  African American 73.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Moyo

People with the last name Moyo are most frequently African American or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Moyo

  • How Popular is the name Moyo? As a last name Moyo was the 47,878th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Moyo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Moyo is Monday, November 11th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Moyo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Moyo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Moyo: Your name in reverse order is Oyom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mooy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Moyo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 442 people with the last name Moyo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Moyo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Moyo as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k 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).
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