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Asia

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31k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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286
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Asia

"Asia" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Resurrection". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. The nations of the Asian continent collectively
  2. The largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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From Ancient Greek Ἀσῐ́ᾱ (Asíā), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀯𐀹𐀊 (a-si-wi-ja, “Aššuwan”, /aswiyā/), adjective potentially from Hittite 𒀸𒋗𒉿 (Aššuwa, “northwest Anatolia”) or Akkadian 𒀀𒋗 (“to go out, to rise”), a reference to the rising sun, hence “land of the sunrise.”

  1. A continent located east of Europe (typically delimited by the Urals), west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Oceania and south of the Arctic Ocean.
  2. (Greek God) A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, the wife of the Titan, Iapetus, and mother of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius.
  3. (astronomy) Short for 67 Asia, a main belt asteroid.
  4. A female given name of modern usage, from the continent.
  5. (historical) A province of the Roman Empire located in what is now western Turkey.

Asia was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Corsican, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansch, Spanish, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named Asia

Asia Argento is an actress, director, singer, model, dj, writer, greta garbo, orson welles, édith piaf, and gisele bündchen. Her ongoing career started in 1985. Asia was given the name Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento by her parents Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi on September 20th, 1975 in Rome. Asia is also known as Aria Argento.

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Asia was given the name Aasiya Noreen in 1971.

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Asia was born on April 4th, 1991 in Long Beach, United States.

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Asia Nitollano is a contemporary r&b and pop music singer, dancer, model, cheerleader, singing, dance, model (people), and cheerleading. She was most prominent from 2007 to 2007. Asia was born on February 14th, 1988.

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Asia Vieira is an actress. She was most prominent from 1988 to present. Asia was given the name Asia Molly Vieira on May 18th, 1982 in Toronto.

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She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Asia was given the name Junelyn Alexis Agcaoili on September 20th, 1983 in Isabela, Basilan, Philippines.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Asia

Abdul was born on November 29th, 1933. Abdul is also known as Flying Bird of Asia. He breathed his last breath on March 10th, 1988.

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Planet Asia is a hip hop music musician. He was most active from 1995 to 1995. Planet was given the name Jason Green on October 24th, 1976 in Fresno, California. Planet is also known as King Medallions.

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Daniel was born on June 27th, 1953.

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How popular is the baby name Asia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1945 6 6 0
1948 5 5 0
1956 5 5 0
1959 8 8 0
1962 9 9 0
1964 13 13 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 11 11 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 24 24 0
1970 42 37 5
1971 42 42 0
1972 52 45 7
1973 64 64 0
1974 74 74 0
1975 109 109 0
1976 85 80 5
1977 96 96 0
1978 131 125 6
1979 167 167 0
1980 160 160 0
1981 183 178 5
1982 232 226 6
1983 334 326 8
1984 322 322 0
1985 340 328 12
1986 383 383 0
1987 390 390 0
1988 571 564 7
1989 830 812 18
1990 933 923 10
1991 1,107 1,097 10
1992 1,114 1,108 6
1993 1,129 1,120 9
1994 1,221 1,213 8
1995 1,296 1,290 6
1996 1,454 1,447 7
1997 1,540 1,532 8
1998 1,520 1,509 11
1999 1,425 1,417 8
2000 1,432 1,423 9
2001 1,275 1,268 7
2002 1,190 1,190 0
2003 1,374 1,369 5
2004 1,296 1,296 0
2005 1,169 1,161 8
2006 1,002 1,002 0
2007 1,033 1,028 5
2008 837 837 0
2009 652 652 0
2010 550 550 0
2011 432 432 0
2012 339 339 0
2013 367 367 0
2014 346 346 0
2015 301 301 0
2016 229 229 0

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Popularity of Asia as a first name

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Popularity of Asia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Asia U.S.
  White 17.13% 64.26%
  African American 25.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 22.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Asia

People with the last name Asia are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Asia

  • How Popular is the name Asia? Asia is the 1,329th most popular name of all time. As a last name Asia was the 68,770th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Asia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,282 babies born with the first name Asia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Asia to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Asia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1945 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Asia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Asia is Wednesday, February 12th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Asia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Asia was in 1997 with a total of 1,532 babies. That's a lot of babies named Asia!
  • Random Asia Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Asia ranks 76th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 63 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Asia: Your name in reverse order is Aisa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Asia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 286 people with the last name Asia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Asia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Asia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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