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What does Asia mean?

Asia Pronunciation of Asia as a girls' name is pronounced AY-zhah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Asia is "sunrise". May also derive from Assyrian "asu" meaning "east". Modern name, usually used in reference to the continent. Also sometimes used as a short form of a name ending with -ia, such as Aspasia. According to the Koran, Asia was the name of the Pharoah's wife who raised the infant Moses. Asia is also a variant of Aisha, the name of Muhammad's favorite wife, one of the four "perfect women". See also Fatima, Khadija, and Mary. Also form of Anastasia.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, sunrise (dawn), modern, perfect (virgin)


VARIANTS Aja, Asiah, Asianne, Asya, Asyah, Azha, Azia

RELATIONS VIA AISHA, FATIMA, KHADIJA, MARY Aeesha, Aeisha, Aesha, Aeshah, Aiesha, Aishah, Aishia, Aisia, Aisiah, Asha, Ashah, Ashia, Ashiah, Ayeisa, Ayesha, Ayisa, Ayisah, Ayisat, Ayisha, Aysha, Ayshe, Iesha, Isha, Mair, Malia, Mara, Maria, Masha, Moira, Moya



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How popular is Asia?

Asia is a very popular first name for women (#1404 out of 4276, Top 33%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#67317 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Asia was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #195 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #1267 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Maria (#116 FROM RECENT DATA), Mary (#126), Anastasia (#148), Malia (#254), Fatima (#344), Aisha (#523), Mara (#681), Asha (#1190), Khadija (#1321), Ayesha (#1457), Isha (#1593), Moira (#1606), Aiesha, Iesha, Asya, Asiah, Ashia, Aja and Aysha are the popular varying forms of Asia (#1267). Other forms, like Ayisat, are uncommon. These relations of Asia were favored as birth names during the years 1940-1949 (AVERAGE #1733) and are now much less common (#1231, 86.1%), with forms like Asia becoming somewhat dated. Mary is the firm favorite, though Maria is now higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asia, Aiesha, Aisha, Aja, Anastasia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asha, Ashia, Asiah, Asya, Ayesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aysha, Fatima, Iesha, Isha, Khadija in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mara, Maria, Mary, Moira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aisha, Maria, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Asia is pronounced similarly to Aggi, Agi, Agie, Agy, Agye, Aju and Ajua. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abba, Abia, Abiah, Abila, Abra, Ada, Adia, Adie, Adiva, Adra, Adria, Afia, Afiwa, Aki, Akira, Alaia, Albia, Alea, Alesia, Alia, Alisa, Alita, Aliza, Alsina, Alya, Amia, Amiah, Amita, Ana, Anda, Ania, Anya, Anysia, Aria, Ariya, Arza, Asa, Ase, Ashira, Ashra, Asima, Asma, Assa, Assi, Asta, Auda, Auria, Avia, Avis, Aya, Aza, Azra, Casia, Gaia, Kasia, Leia, Lesia, Lisia, Maia, Mia, Naia, Nia, Pia, Rasia, Rhia, Thia, Tia and Zia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Asia.

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