Zoya: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Zoya
Origin of the name Zoe:
A borrowing from the Greek, Zoe is derived from zōē (life).
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Russian and Ukrainian cognate of Zoe
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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.
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Zoyachka, Zoika, Zosha, Zoyush
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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
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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Soviet hero during World War II
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Title and female protagonist of a 1988 Danielle Steel novel