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Updated January 5, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Japanese : found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands, this name is usually written with characters meaning ‘barbarian room’ or ‘give room’.
  • Basque : variant of Goia, a topographic name from Basque goi ‘upper part’ + the definite article -a.
  • Galician : habitational name from Goya in Lugo province, Galicia.

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