Quick Facts on Miya
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MEE-ah; or MY-ah
Etymology & Historical Origin - Miya
Miya is a Japanese name which, like many Japanese names and their corresponding kanji, may be interpreted to have several different meanings. We have found Miya represented a few different ways: みや and 宮 and 美哉 with one of two different potential meanings. The kanji 宮 represents a temple, palace or shrine (and pronounced ME-ya). Miya is also represented as 美哉 with 美 meaning “beautiful” and 哉 meaning “alas!” or “what!”. So Miya is usually interpreted to mean “extreme beauty” (alas! What beauty!). There remains pronunciation confusion with this name, however. In the United States some parents pronounce the name MY-ah (Mya) while others opt for ME-ah (Mia). Either way, both meanings and both pronunciations are lovely. Take your pick.
Popularity of the Name Miya
Miya made her first appearance on the U.S. Top 1000 list of female names in 1999. This pretty little name of Japanese origin was most likely influenced by a bevy of other similar sounding names: Mia, Maya, Mya, Maia, Miah and Myah. Yet Miya does stand apart from these others with her own particular Asian flavor. All the different potential spellings, meanings and pronunciations do add some confusion which may create a nuisance for the name bearer (i.e., always having to correct people). But it may be a burden worth enduring for such a lovely little moniker.
Popularity of the Girl Name Miya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Miya
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Miya
Miya We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Miya.
Popular Songs on Miya
Miya - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Miya.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Miya
Miya Black, Pirate Princess I: Adventure Dawns (Ben White) - There's no place like home. For Princess Miya Black 'home' is Clover Island, a tiny dot of a place not even named on most maps. Founded fifteen years ago by her parents, ex-pirate Tomas "Boots" Black and ex-princess Lilith "Lily" Brightburn, it's a place for second chances and new beginnings. It's there that Miya was born, there she grew up, and there she now lives, spending her days riding with her best friend, practicing swordsmanship with her fake uncle, sailing with her father, and avoiding book lessons with her mother. To Miya it's the best place in the entire world, and she knows how lucky she is to have it. So when her home is threatened Miya doesn't just sit around sulking. She's the princess of Clover Island, with the blood of pirate legends running through her veins, and she'll do whatever it takes to protect her kingdom. "Adventure Dawns" is the first book in the Miya Black, Pirate Princess series followed by: Miya Black, Pirate Princess II: Freedom & Responsibility; Miya Black, Pirate Princess III: Fractured Lives; Miya Black, Pirate Princess IV: This Impossible World, This Impossible Girl; and Miya Black, Pirate Princess V: Every Glorious Tomorrow. Kindle editions. Recommended for ages uncertain.
Famous People Named Miya
Famous People Named Miya - Miya Tachibana (Japanese Olympian); Miya Masaoka (Japanese-American musician)
Children of Famous People Named Miya
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Miya - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Miya.
Miya - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Miya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Miya.
Personality of the Girl Name Miya
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Miya