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What does Tia mean?

Tia \tia\ as a girls' name is pronounced TEE-ah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Tia is "aunt". Short form of Cinthia (Spanish), also a short form of names like Tiana, Laetitia and Lucretia. See also Tea. Actresses Tia Carrere; twin actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry.


Tia has 3 variants: Thia, Tiana and Tiara.

Tia has 14 more related variations via Cinthia, Laetitia, Lucretia, Tiana: Cintha, Crecia, Tiahna, Tianara, Tiandra, Tiane, Tiani, Tianna, Tianne, Tiauna, Tiona, Tionna, Tyana and Tyanna.


Tia is a very popular first name for women (#749 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#68782 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Tia for girls. Tia entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #261 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tia name in U.S.

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

Cinthia, Lucretia, Tea, Tiana (#554 in 2014), Tianna and Tiara are the prominent related forms of Tia appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread in 1998 (usage of 0.4059%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0637%, down 84.3%), with the forms Lucretia, Tea, Tia, Tianna and Tiara becoming somewhat outmoded. Tiana (#554) is the most fashionable birth name in this list. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Tia and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cinthia, Lucretia, Tea, Tia, Tiana, Tianna, Tiara in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tia, Tiana, Tianna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tia is alike in pronunciation to Ta-, Tais, Taya, Te-, Thu, To, Toia and Toya. Other suggested similar baby names are Gia, Kia, Lia, Mia, Nia, Pia, Ria, Thea, Theia, Tina, Tisa, Tita, Xia and Zia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tia.