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Mya

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50k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Mya" mean? The list below shows the origins of Mya as well as things modernly associated with the name Mya such as celebrities named Mya.

Origin and Meaning of Mya

"Mya" is a name of American origin, and it means "Mine". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖My"a
A genus of bivalve mollusks, including the common long, or soft-shelled, clam.

Etymology: L. mya a kind of mussel

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the family Myacidae
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    Mya was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

    Notable Persons With the Name Mya

    Mýa is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, pop music, soul music, and dance music musician. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Mýa was given the name Mýa Marie Harrison on October 10th, 1979 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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    Mya Taylor is an actress. They have had major accomplishments since 2015. Mya was born on March 28th, 1991 in Houston.

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    Mya Diamond is a famous somebody. Mya was born on April 11th, 1981 in Marcali.

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    Mya Byrne is a folk music and americana (music) singing, songwriter, and poet. They plays Guitar, Mandolin, and Lap steel guitar. Their ongoing career started in 2003. Mya was born on March 1st, 1978.

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    Mya Thwin is an influential human. She holds the title Mother Sayamagyi. Mya was born on March 12th, 1925 in Mawlamyine.

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    Mya Aye is an activist. Mya was born on March 10th, 1966 in Burma. Mya is also known as Thuya.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mya

    Mýa is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, pop music, soul music, and dance music musician. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Mýa was given the name Mýa Marie Harrison on October 10th, 1979 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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    Khin Myo Chit was a writer. Khin was given the name Khin Mya on May 1st, 1915 in Sagaing. She left this life on January 2nd, 1999.

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    Thakin Mya was a Minister of Home Affairs. Thakin was born on October 7th, 1897 in Htonbo, Pyay District, British Burma. He passed away on July 19th, 1947.

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    Nyo Mya was a poet. Nyo was given the name Thein Tin on April 10th, 1914 in Thawdawpan village, Chaung-U Township, Sagaing Division, British Burma. He passed away in 1985.

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    Jay Mya is a rhythm, blues, dance music, and pop music singing, songwriter, and rapping. He plays Vocals. Jay was given the name Jonathan Yerrell on October 18th, 1985 in Rotherham. Jay is also known as Jay Mya.

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    Thakin Tin Mya was a noteworthy person. Thakin was born on September 9th, 1924 in Danubyu Township. He breathed his last breath in 2015.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1954 5 5 0
    1958 5 5 0
    1960 7 7 0
    1962 8 8 0
    1964 7 7 0
    1965 13 13 0
    1966 18 18 0
    1967 20 20 0
    1968 18 18 0
    1969 10 10 0
    1970 25 25 0
    1971 23 23 0
    1972 20 20 0
    1973 21 21 0
    1974 26 26 0
    1975 35 35 0
    1976 26 26 0
    1977 52 52 0
    1978 84 84 0
    1979 65 65 0
    1980 84 84 0
    1981 57 57 0
    1982 50 50 0
    1983 57 57 0
    1984 43 43 0
    1985 47 47 0
    1986 46 46 0
    1987 49 49 0
    1988 57 57 0
    1989 53 53 0
    1990 90 90 0
    1991 97 97 0
    1992 92 92 0
    1993 134 134 0
    1994 103 103 0
    1995 133 133 0
    1996 151 151 0
    1997 196 196 0
    1998 1,284 1,284 0
    1999 1,885 1,885 0
    2000 1,844 1,839 5
    2001 2,189 2,189 0
    2002 2,288 2,281 7
    2003 2,955 2,950 5
    2004 2,905 2,893 12
    2005 3,203 3,203 0 #98 girl name
    2006 3,354 3,354 0
    2007 3,327 3,320 7
    2008 3,335 3,335 0
    2009 3,403 3,403 0 #98 girl name
    2010 3,000 2,994 6
    2011 2,855 2,849 6
    2012 2,535 2,535 0
    2013 2,694 2,688 6
    2014 2,381 2,381 0
    2015 2,189 2,189 0

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    Popularity of Mya as a first name

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    Popularity of Mya as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Mya U.S.
      White 9.14% 64.26%
      African American 7.53% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 61.83% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 2.69% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.23% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 15.59% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Mya

    People with the last name Mya are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Mya

    • How Popular is the name Mya? Mya is the 979th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mya was the 97,671st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Mya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,653 babies born with the first name Mya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mya to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Mya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mya is Monday, October 22nd, 1894.
    • What year had the most people named Mya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mya was in 2009 with a total of 3,403 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mya!
    • Random Mya Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mya ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 74 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2005.
    • Weird things about the name Mya: Your name in reverse order is Aym. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yma. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Mya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 186 people with the last name Mya.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mya? Mya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    What does the name Mya mean?

    Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

    Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

    Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.