Zoya Name Meaning & Origin

Zoya

Pronunciation: ZOH-yah (key)

Origin of the name Zoe:

A borrowing from the Greek, Zoe is derived from zōē (life).

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Pronounced: ZOY-yah
Russian and Ukrainian cognate of Zoe

Personal experiences with the name Zoya: | Edit

As a person of Ukrainian heritage with the name Zoya, I have never met another Slavic person named Zoya. All of the Zoyas I know of are Middle Eastern or Central Asian in origin, of which I'm not sure why.

Nicknames for Zoya: | Edit

Zoyachka, Zoika, Zosha, Zoyush

Meanings and history of the name Zoya: | Edit

From the Greek name Zoe meaning "life"
Russian and ukrainian form of Zoe meaning "Alive"
Islamic form of Zoe meaning Alive, Life and Joyous,Loving and Caring
Persian form of Zoe meaning" Mohabbat",Mohabbat means love in Persian
Live,Laugh,Love!

Famous real-life people named Zoya: | Edit

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Soviet hero during World War II

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Title and female protagonist of a 1988 Danielle Steel novel

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