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.Creative forms:
(female) Asiaia, Assia, ..
(male) Asi, Asin, .. Middle name pairings:
Asia Blanca (A.B.), ..
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. Demographics)
Asia was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #195 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #907 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Maria (#109 from recent data), Mary (#124), Anastasia (#216), Fatima (#311), Malia (#313), Aisha (#491), Mara (#739), Asha (#1313), Khadija (#1329), Ayesha (#1497), Moira (#1645), Isha (#1683), Ashia, Aja, Asiah, Asya, Iesha, Aiesha and Aysha are the popular varying forms of Asia (#907 from recent data). Other forms, like Ayisat, are uncommon. These relations of Asia were favored as birth names during the years 1880-1889 (average #1733) and are now much less common (#1233, ▼91.9%), with forms like Maria becoming somewhat dated. Mary is the firm favorite, though Maria is now higher in the list.
Asia▼ is pronounced similarly to Aggi, Agi, Agie, Agy, Agye, Aju and Ajua. Other recommended names are Abba, Abia, Abiah, Abila, Abra, Ada▼, Adia, Adie, Adiva, Adra, Adria, Afia, Afiwa, Aki, Akira, Alaia▲, Albia, Alea, Alesia▼, Alia▲, Alisa▼, Alita, Aliza▲, Alsina, Alya, Amia▲, Amiah, Amita, Ana, Anda, Ania, Anya, Anysia, Aria▲, Ariya▲, Arza, Asa, Ase, Ashira, Ashra, Asima, Asma, Assa, Assi, Asta, Auda, Auria, Avia, Avis▼, Aya▲, Aza, Azra, Casia, Gaia, Kasia, Leia▲, Lesia, Lisia, Maia▲, Mia▲, Naia, Nia▲, Pia, Rasia, Rhia, Thia, Tia▼ and Zia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Asia.See names in meaning and etymology.