What does China mean?
China /chi-na/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced CHY-nah. It is of Chinese origin. Geography name. The country got its name from the Qin dynasty that ruled it in the third century BC. Chynna Phillips.
How popular is China?
China is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3089 out of 4276, Top 72%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#29325 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of China for girls. China entered the list in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #816 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name China and related names. Popular related forms of China ranked in the Top 1000 are Chyna and Chynna. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in 1999 (usage of 0.179%) and has become much less since, with the form Chyna becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
China is alike in pronunciation to Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Channa, Chanya, Chenay, Shaina▼, Shana▼, Sheina, Shena, Shiona, Shona and Shuna. Other suggested similar baby names are Cain, Canna, Chiana, Chianna, Chita, Chuma, Ciana and Cima. These names tend to be less frequently used than China.