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Meaning of Miya

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The name Miya has the following meaning:

One who is from the sacred temple.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Miya is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 907 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Miya rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 9 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 977 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Miya in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Miya is pronounced as mee-yah


Miya originates from the Japanese language.

See other suggested Japanese girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Miya and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Miya: Boys - Danno, Girls - Amaya, Kaiya, Naoko, Nari, Nariko, Natsuko, Nishi, Nori, Noriko, Nozomi, Sada, Both genders - Akira


Popular Variants for the name Miya: Mya (Burmese)


We think the name Miya should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Miya to be: Slender, friendly and fun-loving woman

In one word, you might describe Miya as a(n) "fun-loving" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Miya (or its variants) are:

Miya Tachibana, born on 12 December, a famous athlete. Miya Tachibana's background: A Japanese competitor in synchronized swimming. She received five Olympic medals at the at the 1996, the 2000 and the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Mia Sarapocciello, born on 19 June, a famous actress. Mia Sarapocciello's background: An American actress who uses the stage name Mia Sara. She is best known for her roles as Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and as Melissa Walker, Jean-Claude Van Damme's wife in Timecop.

Mia Rose , born on 26 January, a famous singer. Mia Rose 's background: An English/Portuguese singer-songwriter who rose to fame through the popular video sharing website YouTube, on which she uses the username miaarose.
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