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Gender: Female Origin of Zoya: Russian and Greek variation of Zoe Meaning of Zoe: Greek, "life"

The name Zoya is a girl's name of Russian origin. Zoya and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory Themed Girls".

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Now that Zoe is getting wildly popular in the U.S. and the U.K. -- one poll puts it at number one in Wales -- parents may start hunting down fresh twists like this.

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Famous People Named Zoya

Zoya Loeb, wife of artist Damian Loeb

Pop Culture References for the name Zoya

Popular Nail Polish Company
Zoya Nazyalensky in Leigh Bardugo's "Shadow and Bone" trilogy
Zoya Ossupov, character in Danielle Steel novel "Zoya"

Zoyya, Zoia, Zoyenka


headintheclouds Says:


Pretty, nice variation on Zoe. My first association is the nail polish brand Zoya- I'd love to meet a Zoya someday.