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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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Anastasia.
Asia is also pronounced similarly to Agi, Agie, Aisia and Ajua. Other suggested similar baby names are Abia, Adia, Aesha, Afia, Aishia, Aisiah, Aki, Alia, Amia, Ania, Aria, Asa, Ase, Asha, Ashah, Ashia, Ashiah, Asima, Asma, Assa, Assi, Asta, Avia, Ayisa, Aysha and Aza.
Asia is a very popular first name for females (#1404 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Asia name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Asia with its variant forms and related girl baby names.
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