Roya

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
180
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roya

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  • A submission from Norway says the name Roya means "Dream" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Roya means "Dream" and is of Persian or Iranian origin.
  • According to a user from Canada, the name Roya is of Unknown origin and means "Dream".
  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Roya means "Premonition, dream" and is of Persian origin.
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Roya means "Dream , Daydream" and is of Persian origin.
Other origins: Arabic

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  1. Plant rust or blight.

Notable Persons Named Roya

Röya is a musician. Röya was given the name Röyalə Yaqub qızı Nəcəfova on June 14th, 1982 in Agdam. Röya is also known as Röya Ayxan.

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Roya was born in 1967.

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Roya Hakakian is a writer. Roya was born in Tehran.

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Roya Mahboob is a businesswoman. Roya was born in Herat.

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Roya Megnot was an actress. Roya was given the name Roya Lesa Megnot on May 29th, 1962 in Southfield, Michigan, United States. She left this life on May 10th, 2009.

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Roya Teymourian is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Roya was born on March 19th, 1959 in Tehran.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roya

Emily Roya is an actress. Emily was born on May 28th, 1985.

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Röya is a musician. Röya was given the name Röyalə Yaqub qızı Nəcəfova on June 14th, 1982 in Agdam. Röya is also known as Röya Ayxan.

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Nurul Azwan Roya is a soccer player for the Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C., Kelantan FA, Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., PDRM FA, and Malaysia national football team. Nurul was born on June 25th, 1986 in Pasir Puteh.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1955 5 5 0
1958 5 5 0
1959 9 9 0
1960 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 7 7 0
1968 8 8 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 10 10 0
1972 7 7 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 9 9 0
1977 11 11 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 18 18 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 14 14 0
1983 18 18 0
1984 21 21 0
1985 21 21 0
1986 28 28 0
1987 33 33 0
1988 34 34 0
1989 40 40 0
1990 36 36 0
1991 26 26 0
1992 33 33 0
1993 23 23 0
1994 25 25 0
1995 34 34 0
1996 30 30 0
1997 21 21 0
1998 16 16 0
1999 31 31 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 20 20 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 22 22 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 29 29 0
2006 13 13 0
2007 21 21 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 20 20 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 24 24 0
2012 19 19 0
2013 23 23 0
2014 49 49 0
2015 50 50 0
2016 45 45 0
2017 51 51 0

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Popularity of Roya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roya U.S.
  White 69.44% 64.26%
  African American 9.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roya

People with the last name Roya are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Roya

  • How Popular is the name Roya? Roya is the 9,538th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roya was the 100,302nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,169 babies born with the first name Roya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roya to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Roya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roya is Saturday, May 16th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Roya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roya was in 2017 with a total of 51 babies.
  • Random Roya Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roya is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Roya: Your name in reverse order is Ayor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180 people with the last name Roya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roya? Roya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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