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What does China mean?

China Pronunciation of China [chi-na] 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.


China has 2 variants: Chyna and Chynna.

Creative forms:
(female) Chica, Chiina, ..

(male) Chian, Chica, ..

Middle name pairings:
China Addisyn (C.A.), ..

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)

China reached its apex rank of #816 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of China name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of China outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of China ranked in the Top 2000 are Chyna (#1719 via latest list) and Chynna. Adoption of these relations of China was more pronounced among parents 2 decades ago (median #1025) and has become much less since, with the form Chyna becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of China, Chyna, Chynna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of China and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

China is alike in pronunciation to Chaanah, Chainey, Chana, Chanah, Chanee, Chaney, Chania, Chaniya, Channa, Channah, Chenay, Shaena, Shaina, Shanae, Shanay, Shanea, Shauna, Shawna, Sheena, Sheina, Shianna, Shiona, Shonah, Shonna and Shuna. Other suggested similar names are Adina, Alina, Anina, Athina, Auina, Brina, Cain, Canna, Carina, Ceira, Chalina, Chanina, Chanta, Chaya, Chela, Cherina, Chiana, Chianna, Chiara, Chita, Chuma, Ciana, Cima, Cira, Cyrina, Drina, Edina, Elina, Emina, Evina, Faina, Geina, Idina, Irina, Jaina, Jina, Kina, Leina, Mahina, Nina, Olina, Orina, Raina, Rhona, Rina, Stina, Taina, Tina, Urina and Zina. These names tend to be less frequently used than China.

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