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What does Tia mean?

Tia Pronunciation of 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.

9 more relations via Cinthia, Laetitia, Lucretia, Tiana: Tiahna, Tiane, Tiani, Tianna, Tianne, Tiauna, Tiona, Tionna and Tyana.

Creative forms:
(female) Tira, Tra, ..

(male) Tite, Tity, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tia Sky (T.S.), ..

How popular is Tia?

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. Demographics)

Tia entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #261 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #1187 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cinthia, Lucretia, Tea, Tiana (#604 in recent rankings), Tianna (#1277), Tiara (#1843), Tiona, Tionna and Tyana are the prominent related forms of Tia (#1187 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Tianne, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Tia reached its most widespread in 1995 (average #1175) and has become much lower since, with forms like Tiara becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tia, Cinthia, Lucretia, Tea, Tiana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tianna, Tiara, Tiona, Tionna, Tyana 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-, Thais, Thu, To, Toia and Toya. Other suggested similar names are Gia, Kia, Lia, Mia, Nia, Pia, Ria, Tina, Tisa, Tita, Xia and Zia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tia.