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What does Syria mean?

Syria Pronunciation of Syria [syr-ia] as a girls' name means "sun-bright, glowing". Syria is a version of Siria (Spanish, Persian): Sirius.

Associated with: sun, bright (light).


Syria has 1 variant: Seeria.

Creative forms:
(female) Sydia, Syrna, ..

(male) Syrsa, Syrso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Syria Rosalyn (S.R.), ..

How popular is Syria?

Syria is an uncommon given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#121058 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Syria has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Syria is alike in pronunciation to Ceri, Ceria, Cerria, Cieria, Cira, Ciri, Cyrah, Sahra, Saira, Sarai, Saraia, Saria, Sariah, Seara, Siara, Sierra, Soraya, Suri, Zara, Zaria, Zariah, Zarria, Zarya, Zayra and Zora. Other suggested similar names are Adria, Aria, Arria, Auria, Bria, Cytia (see Cynthia), Daria, Doria, Kiria, Kyria, Loria, Lycia, Lydia, Lygia, Lyria, Lyvia, Maria, Mayria, Moria, Myrtia, Nydia, Oria, Sadia, Safia, Samia, Sarika, Sarina, Sarita, Sarka, Selia, Serina, Serita, Sheria, Shyra, Shyril (see Cheryl), Silia, Sofia, Sonia, Sybil, Sylina, Sylva, Sylvia, Sylwia, Synda, Syndia, Syrena, Syrilla, Toria, Tyria and Xylia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Syria.

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