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First name origin & meaning:

Irish: Nature-loving; yew tree

First name variations: Mari, Merry, Marie, Maria, Miriam, Marian, Mame, Mamie, Maymie, Mayme, May, Mally, Molly, Polly, Mara, Maretta, Marel, Marella, Maren, Marlo, Mariette, Marieta, Meriel, Mimi, Minette, Minnie, Minny, Mitzi, Madonna, Marilla, Marla, Marya, Muriel, Manon, Manette, Marija, Marika, Maire, Mare, Marquita, Maure, Mairin, Mair, Maura, Maureen, Moira, Moire, Muire, Masha, Mairi, Mariya, Mashia, Mash, Mariath, Mary, Maura, Maire, Mary, Moira, Muirne, Merna, Mirna, Moina, Morna, Myrna, Maio, Maioh, Mayes, Mayoh, Mays, Mayo, Mose, Moe, Mosya, Moey, Moss, Moshe, Moishe, Mosheh, Mosie, Moses

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muighe ‘descendant of Muighe’, of unexplained etymology. The English surname (see 2) has also become established in Ulster.
  2. English (Norfolk): unexplained. Compare Moy 1.
  3. French: habitational name from places so called in Aisne and Saône-et-Loire, named in Latin as Modiacum ‘(estate) of Modius’ (see Moya 2).
  4. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway named Moi, from Old Norse mói, the dative case of mór ‘sandy plain’.
  5. Chinese: possibly a variant spelling of Mei 1.
Comments for Moya
 
     

August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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