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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Soya

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  1. The most highly proteinaceous vegetable known; the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)
  2. Erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
  1. protein derived from the soya bean.
  2. the plant that produces the soya bean, Glycine max.

soya was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Soya

Soya Takahashi is a sports team member for the Sanfrecce Hiroshima.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Soya

Manabu was born on December 23rd, 1984 in Minowa, Nagano.


Yelena was born on November 9th, 1981.


Carl Erik Soya was a novel, short story, play (theatre), and satire novelist. Carl was given the name Carl Erik Martin Soya-Jensen on October 30th, 1896 in Copenhagen. He breathed his last breath on November 10th, 1983.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Soya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Soya U.S.
  White 70.77% 64.26%
  African American 5.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Soya

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

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Fun Facts about the name Soya

  • How Popular is the name Soya? As a last name Soya was the 130,610th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Soya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Soya is Monday, May 14th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Soya? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Soya. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Soya: Your name in reverse order is Ayos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aosy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Soya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 130 people with the last name Soya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Soya? Soya 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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