Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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.

Quick Facts

ON MIYA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

877

PRONUNCIATION:

MEE-ah; or MY-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Temple; Beauty

Characteristics

OF MIYA

Communicative

Creative

Optimistic

Popular

Social

Dramatic

Happy

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Miya

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME MIYA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Miya

Popular Songs

ON MIYA

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Miya


Famous People

NAMED MIYA

Miya Tachibana (Japanese Olympian)
Miya Masaoka (Japanese-American musician)

Children of Famous People

NAMED MIYA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Miya

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME MIYA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Miya