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Zoya name meaning

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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zoya mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zoya

User Submitted Origins

Islamic/Muslim
51%
Arabic
23%
Urdu
11%
Russian
7%
Persian/Iranian
5%
Fijian
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Pakistan, the name Zoya is of Arabic origin and means "Love, Life, Alive, God gifted".
  2. According to a user from Pakistan, the name Zoya is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Full of life, life itself, a gift of God, exotic;".
  3. According to 3 people from the United States and India, the name Zoya is of Arabic / Islamic / Muslim origin and means "Gift of God".
  4. A submission from Bahrain says the name Zoya means "Gods gift" and is of Greek origin.
  5. A user from California, U.S. says the name Zoya is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "'love' or 'life'".
  6. 4 submissions from all over the world agree the name Zoya means "life" and is of Russian origin.
  7. A user from Australia says the name Zoya means "life - a Russian variation of Zoe".
  8. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Zoya means "Brilliance or bright shining light it guiding light" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
  9. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Zoya is of Urdu origin and means "Brilliant light".
  10. According to a user from Pakistan, the name Zoya is of Arabic origin and means "ligth or sun".
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Notable Persons Named Zoya

Notable Persons Named Zoya

Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar is a director and screenwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Zoya was born on October 14th, 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Zoya Afroz

Zoya Afroz is a model (people), actor, model, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Zoya was born on January 10th, 1994 in Lucknow.

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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya is a military person.

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Zoya Fyodorova

Zoya Fyodorova was an actor and actress. Zoya was given the name Zoya Alekseyevna Fyodorova in 1909 in Saint Petersburg. She died on December 11th, 1981.

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Zoya Ivanovna Voskresenskaya

Zoya Ivanovna Voskresenskaya was a nkvd foreign agent, author, and diplomat. Her career lasted from 1930 to 1992. Zoya was given the name Зоя Ивановна Воскресенская on April 28th, 1907 in Tula Oblast. She breathed her last breath on April 12th, 1992.

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Zoya Pirzad

Zoya was born in 1952.

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  • Zoya Khan
    Actor
  • Zoya Douchine
  • Zoya Rozhdestvenskaya

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zoya

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zoya

Shaalin Zoya

Shaalin Zoya is an actress. She was most active from 2004 to present. Shaalin was born on February 22nd, 1997 in Kozhikode, Kerala, India. Shaalin is also known as Shalu.

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Fun Facts about the name Zoya

  • How Popular is the name Zoya? Zoya is the 5,226th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zoya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,149 babies born with the first name Zoya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zoya to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zoya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zoya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zoya is Sunday, July 24th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Zoya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zoya was in 2014 with a total of 225 babies.
  • Random Zoya Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zoya is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 15 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Zoya: The name spelled backwards is Ayoz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ayzo. How do you pronounce that?
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