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Zoya came to Russian from the language of the ancient Greeks. In Greek, the meaning of the name Zoya is “life”. There is another version that the name Zoya came from the name Eve and was transformed when transferred from one language to another.
Also Urdu.
Also used in India, Pakistan and Iran.
Zoya is nice! Much better than Isabel Slowinski!
Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!
I love the nail polish Zoya too
And the healthcare!
I love this name, it's beautiful.
It's the best name ever.
Much better than any name like Isabel or Zoe!
I like the sound and look of this name. It's totally different.
Pretty.
It also means `caring, loving` in Arabic and Persian.
Zoya is also a name found in Bulgaria. Zoya's name day is January 26, the same day as for the names Zhivko and Zhivka, which also mean "life." [noted -ed]
One of the main characters of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.
The name Zoya was given to 173 girls born in the US in 2015.
Much better than Zoe in my opinion :)
The name Zoya is gorgeous, classy and unique! This is such a beautiful name! =)
Zoya can also be spelled Zoiya (that is how my mom spelled my name) in Russian it means "new life".
Zoya can also be a diminutive for Zoyalyn.
The nail polish brand "Zoya" really made me love this name.
Russian name days for Zoya: 26 February; 15 May; and 31 December.
Zoya is a novel written by Danielle Steele.
Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya was a Soviet partisan, and Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously).
Zoya Akhtar is a contemporary Indian film director. She is the daughter of very well known poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar and a granddaughter of Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar. Her mother is popular screenplay writer Honey Irani. Her brother is Farhan Akhtar, also a film director.
Zoya is not only used in Russia but also in Ukraine. My name is Zoya and I am Ukrainian.
Pronounced 'ZAW-yah'. Diminutives include Zoen'ka, Zoin'ka, Zoyukha and Zoyushka.
I think Zoya is very nice...much prettier than Zoe! "Zoya" is also the title of a novel by Danielle Steel.
Zoya is not only the Russian form of Zoe it is also the Ukrainian form. Don't forget about Ukraine! I know because my name is Zoya and I am from Ukraine.

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