Shoya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as:

  • sho 祥 (auspicious, happiness, blessed, good fortune) + ya 也 (to be);
  • sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 哉 (how, what, alas, question mark);
  • sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya  (to be);
  • sho 将 (leader, commander, general) + ya 也 (to be);
  • sho 星 (star) + ya 也 (to be);
  • sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 夜 (night, evening);
  • sho 勝 (victory, win, excel, prevail) + ya 也 (to be);
  • sho 匠 (artisan, carpenter, workman) + ya 哉 (how, what, alas, question mark);

There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji. Written in hiragana it’s しょうや.

Origin: Japanese



  • Shōya (Japanese)
  • Shouya (Japanese)


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