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Origin & Meaning

The name Asia is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Asia is "sunrise".  

It is also of Assyrian origin, where its meaning is "the east" and English origin, where its meaning is "the continent".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 806  in baby name popularity for girls with 344 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Asia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Asia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Asia to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Asia include Asiah.

Other Tidbits

Asia falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Asia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Asia.

Just for fun, see the name Asia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Asia in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.