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Asia meaning and name origin
Asia \a-sia\ as a girl's name is pronounced AY-zhah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Asia is "sunrise". May also derive from Assyrian "asu" meaning "east". Modern name, usually used in reference to the continent. Also sometimes used as a short form of a name ending with -ia, such as Aspasia. According to the Koran, Asia was the name of the Pharoah's wife who raised the infant Moses. Asia is also a variant of Aisha, the name of Muhammad's favorite wife, one of the four "perfect women". See also Fatima, Khadija, and Mary.Asia has 7 variant forms: Aja, Asiah, Asianne, Asya, Asyah, Azha and Azia.
For more information, see also the related name Anastasia. Baby names that sound like Asia are Ashia, Asha, Aisia, Asa and Assa.
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Popularity of Asia
Asia is a very popular first name for women (#1404 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Asia compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Asia only.