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Subject: Use of Soraya or Soraja in Spain & Latin America
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: June 2, 2009 at 5:43:06 AM
I got a question from a man who knows a few women from Spain or Latin America named Soraya or Soraja. He wants to know if this name is a survival from Moorish times in Iberia, or if it is a recent introduction due to the fame of Queen Soraya of Iran back in the 1950s.

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Soraya_Esfandiary

I would assume Queen Soraya is a better idea than a survival from medieval Muslim culture, but I thought I should check to see if Lumia or someone else with access to data from Spain can confirm that.

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