First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Gioya, Joya
Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: from the personal name Gioia, derived from
gioa ‘jewel’, ‘precious object’. This is normally a feminine
name, but there are occasional records of its use as a masculine
personal name in the Middle Ages.
- Italian: habitational name from any of various
places in southern Italy named with this word, including Gioia del
Colle (Bari), Gioia Sannitica (Caserta), and Gioia Tauro (Calabria).
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