What does Shia mean?
Shia [shia] as a boys' name is pronounced SHI-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shia is "praise God". Actor Shia LaBeouf.
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How popular is Shia?
Shia is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#67317 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Shia for boys. Shia was first listed in 2008 and reached its top rank of #1454 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #1689. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Shia is alike in pronunciation to Chai, Che, Shae, Shai, Shaw, Shay, Shaye and Shea. Other recommended names are Abia, Alia, Avia, Elia, Ilia, Isia, Sahil, Said, Sail, Sela, Shaan, Shad▼, Shaka, Shan, Shaq, Shem, Shep, Shilo, Shiva, Shoda, Shug, Shura, Si, Sid, Sim▼, Sima, Skie, Skip, Slim, Sohil, Stian, Stig and Uria. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shia.