Latoya
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LaToya is one of Michael Jackson's sisters.
-- breakofday  12/17/2005
La Toya London came in fourth in the third season of American Idol. Fabulous singer.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2006
I loathe this name. It just isn't appealing to me.
-- dreadfulxsorry  1/24/2007
Gaaaah, I HATE this name with a burning passion! It's hideously ugly and trashy! It's as if someone had wanted to call their daughter a toy and added a creepy ''ah'' to it.
-- slight night shiver  4/27/2008
No offense, but it is really ugly.
-- number1212  5/14/2008
Straight from the ghetto. Yuck!
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2009
I think LaToya is a really pretty and unique name. I can't believe people hate it so much.
-- starz26  3/28/2010
I don't think LaToya is that ghetto. It is such a common name now that there are plenty of non-ghetto people with it.
-- bibi66  4/11/2010
Latoya comes from one of the nicknames for Victoria which is Toya. I like the name. My first name is Victoria. Latoya is not trashy or ghetto it comes from a name that is regal.
-- earthangel  3/6/2011
My true dislike stems from the fact that it is a "kre8tiv" made up name. Which in turn means that it is fairly unintelligent in sound, unprofessional, uneducated, attempted ornate, pompous, and childish... among my personal opinion of "Ugly."
It is a failed venture of trying to appear "French." The addition of "La" to any given name immediately creates a trashy, tacky, and cheap appearance.
It certainly is not a name that will aid your child in the business world. A doctor by the name of LaToya Richards will not be hired as my heart surgeon. Nor would a LaToya Sparks be a favored lawyer in a case. Think of the whole picture, I beg.

"Will this name prove to be an added barrier, possibly wrongly denying my child a position in a company?" "How will the world see it?" "Will my child be the object of gradeschool mocking?" and, "Will I be thanked later in life for the name I chose?"
-- Francesca  5/19/2011
Francesca, I respect your opinion but I don't agree with it. It is very ignorant but interesting to know people think like that. My name is La Toya. I'm educated and have a very well respected reputation. Is it really true that people will shoot down my resume because of my name even though I have much experience to bring to the table? I'm surprised by this.
-- La Toya  12/24/2016
I don't like prefixed names that much. I think if someone wants to name their kid this, they should write it as Latoya instead of LaToya.
-- ListenToAsuka  1/7/2012
In response to Francesca's comments- one of my favorite social workers was named LaToya. She was a beautiful, thoughtful older women who taught me a lot in the brief time I knew her. I'm sure she encountered plenty of discrimination because of her name, but she was a successful woman nonetheless.

Besides- why does someone with a common "ghetto" (almost always means black) have to prove themselves as better than someone named Kaitlyn? Why have so little respect?

And from what I've heard, Latoya does have an Arabic origin if you bother to look it up. But even if it had no meaning, that doesn't change anything.
-- coronule  2/5/2015
It's okay, but it's also unusual. It does have a ghetto vibe too.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2015
Latoya Jackson.
-- Gabraham_Lincoln  2/22/2016
I actually think this name is cute. "Toya" is too.
-- fantasea  4/10/2016
The name Latoya was given to 20 girls born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I find Latoya to be a unique name. It gives the bearer of the name individuality and doesn't sound plain or overused like other names, like Mary or Emma.
-- CaptainPotatoChips  7/8/2016
LaToya "Toya" Martin (born LaToya Lacole Rodriguez) better known by her stage name, Toya, is an American R&B singer from St. Louis, Missouri, best known for her 2001 song, "I Do!", which reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
-- lilolaf  2/8/2017
Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi, also known by her stage name Toya Delazy, is a South African singer, pianist, dancer and performer from KwaZulu-Natal. She released 2 albums under Sony Music Africa. Delazy was nominated in the Best International Act (Africa) category at the 2013 BET Awards. Her debut studio album, Due Drop, was supported by the singles "Pump It On", "Love Is in the Air", "Are You Gonna Stay?", "Heart" and "Memoriam". Following the release of her debut studio album, Delazy took home the awards for Newcomer of the Year and Best Pop Album at the 2013 SAMAs. She made a major impact on South African top 40 radio with the release of her aforementioned singles.
-- lilolaf  2/8/2017

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