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pinWhat does Asia mean?

Asia /asia/ as a girls' 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 variants: Aja, Asiah, Asianne, Asya, Asyah, Azha and Azia.

Affiliated girl name: Anastasia.

Asia has 30 more relations via Aisha, Fatima, Khadija, Mary: Aeesha, Aeisha, Aesha, Aeshah, Aiesha, Aishah, Aishia, Aisia, Aisiah, Asha, Ashah, Ashia, Ashiah, Ayeisa, Ayesha, Ayisa, Ayisah, Ayisat, Ayisha, Aysha, Ayshe, Iesha, Isha, Mair, Malia, Mara, Maria, Masha, Moira and Moya.

Kreatif forms: Aoiasia, Asiaaoi, Asiaay. [more]

pinHow popular is Asia?

Asia is a very popular first name for women (#1404 out of 4276, Top 33%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#67317 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Asia for girls. Asia was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #195 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #806 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Asia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Asia outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Asia and associated names. Maria (#115 from recent data), Mary (#120), Anastasia (#240), Fatima (#328), Malia (#345), Aisha (#559), Mara (#695), Moira, Aja, Asha and Iesha are the popular varying forms of Asia (#806 from recent data). Other forms, like Moya, are uncommon. These relations of Asia were favored as birth names in the year 1991 (average #533) and are almost as common today (#600, 14.4%), but with the forms Asia and Iesha becoming less trendy. Mary is the firm favorite, though Maria is now higher in the list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Asia, Aisha, Aja, Anastasia, Asha in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fatima, Iesha, Malia, Mara, Maria in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mary, Moira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aisha, Maria, Mary outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Asia is pronounced similarly to Aggi, Agi, Agie, Agy, Agye, Aju and Ajua. Other recommended similar baby names are Abia, Adia, Afia, Ag, Aggie, Aggy, Aiko, Ajo, Aki, Alia, Amia, Ania, Aria, Asa, Ase, Asima, Asma, Assa, Assi, Asta, Avia and Aza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Asia.