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Gender: Female Meaning of Miya: "palace, shrine, temple" Origin of Miya: Variation of Mia or Maya; Japanese

Miya Origin and Meaning

The name Miya is a girl's name meaning "palace, shrine, temple".

Is it pronounced MEE-ah or MY-ah? Only the bearer knows for sure, which is one of the central problems with this hybrid name.

Miya is also a Japanese name that comes from the word meaning "palace" or "temple."

Miya Tachibana is a Japanese Olympic swimmer.

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thatkathryngirl Says:

2015-09-24T18:36:08

I believe this is a Japanese name. My daughter has a friend named Miya at preschool. It's pronounced Mee-uh. I've heard her dad call her Mimi.

CocoWhite Says:

2014-05-22T01:43:14

I knew a girl in grade school with this name. She pronounced it the same as Mia ("mee-uh"), but during roll call teachers would always say it like Maya ("my-uh"). I guess the weird spelling confused them all.