First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chia

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Chia means "Raised among the hills / mountains" and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Chia is of Mexican origin and means "Good seed".
  • According to a user from Philippines, the name Chia is of English origin and means "Beautiful".
Other origins: Thai

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From Spanish chía, from Classical Nahuatl chiyan (“seed of the chia plant”).

  1. A Mexican sage grown for its edible seeds, Salvia hispanica.
  2. Salvia columbariae, a sage with similar seeds, native to the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico.

chia was also found in the following language(s): Classical Nahuatl, Esperanto, French, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Chia

Chia Thye Poh is a List of members of the 13th Parliament of Singapore.


Chia Chiao Lin was a in the field of applied mathematics. Chia was born on July 7th, 1916 in Peking, China. He breathed his last breath on January 13th, 2013.


Chia Chou is a . He plays Piano. Chia was born in 1960.


Chia was born on September 29th, 1942.


Chia Ching-teh was a President of Examination Yuan, Vice Premier of the Republic of China, PresidentofExamination Yuan, and Vice Premierof theRepublic of China. He died on October 25th, 1960.


Chia Ahmadi is an athlete for the IFK Haninge/Brandbergen.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chia

Alyssa was born on October 7th, 1974 in Taiwan. Alyssa is also known as Niu-niu (妞妞) and Wen-wen (雯雯).


Mantak Chia is an author, teacher, healer, alternative medicine, and andhealer. Mantak was born on April 24th, 1944 in Bangkok.


Amber Chia is a model. Amber was born on December 14th, 1981 in Teluk Intan.



Michelle Chia is a presenter and actor. She has been prominent since 1980. Michelle was born in 1975.


Kimberly was born on August 7th, 1995 in Singapore.


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Popularity of Chia as a last name

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Common last names for Chia

  • Yang
  • Vang
  • Lee
  • Xiong
  • Chang
  • Her
  • Chen
  • Thao
  • Wu
  • Moua

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chia U.S.
  White 4.58% 64.26%
  African American 2.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 68.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 21.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chia

People with the last name Chia are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Chia

  • How Popular is the name Chia? Chia is the 22,455th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chia was the 16,450th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 283 babies born with the first name Chia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Chia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chia is Sunday, July 24th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Chia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chia was in 1991 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Chia Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chia is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Chia: Your name in reverse order is Aihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Chai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,748 people with the last name Chia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chia as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k 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).
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