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. Also form of Anastasia.
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, MoyaCREATIVE FORMS
(female) Asi, 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). 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.