What 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.
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]
How 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)
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)
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.