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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dia

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  • A submission from Sri Lanka says the name Dia means "Dia means light" and is of Hindu origin.
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  1. An intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
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  1. A language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.

Dia was also found in the following language(s): German, Irish, Latin, and Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Dia

Dia Mirza is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Asia Pacific 2000, Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 2000, and Femina Miss India. Dia was given the name Dia Handrich on December 9th, 1981 in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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Dia Frampton is a pop music and folk music singer-songwriter. She plays Lead vocalist, Piano, and Guitar. She holds the title The Broken Ones". She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Dia was born on October 2nd, 1987 in Draper, Utah, U.S.

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Dia Chakravarty is a political campaign, activism, singing, tax advisor, barrister, politicalactivist, singer, and tax consultant. She holds the title Political Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance and Political Director of theTaxPayers' Alliance. Her ongoing career started in 2012. Dia was given the name Dia Sudeshna Chakravarty by her parent Sultana Kamal in 1984 in Sylhet Division.

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Dia is a mythological figure.

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Dia is also known as al-Ali bin Ali bin Abi Talib. He passed away on January 29th, 2007.

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Dia was born on April 30th, 1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dia

Ali Dia is a soccer player for the AS Beauvais Oise, Dijon FCO, ES La Rochelle, Olympique Saint-Quentin, FinnPa, PK-35 Vantaa, VfB Lübeck, Blyth Spartans A.F.C., Southampton F.C., and Gateshead F.C. Ali was born on August 20th, 1965 in Dakar, Senegal.

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Issiar Dia is a soccer player for the Al Kharaitiyat SC, Clairefontaine (football), Amiens SC, AS Nancy, Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), Lekhwiya SC, Gazélec Ajaccio, France national under-18 football team, France national under-19 football team, and France national under-21 football team. Issiar was born on June 8th, 1987 in Sèvres, France.

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Dia is a mythological figure.

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Amadou Dia is a soccer player for the Sporting Kansas City, Clemson Tigers men's soccer, Real Colorado Foxes, and United States men's national under-18 soccer team. Amadou was born on June 8th, 1993 in Nantes, France.

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They hold the title A chantar m'er.

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Mamadou Dia was a prime minister. He was most prominent from 1957 to 1962. Mamadou was born on July 18th, 1910 in Senegal. He passed away on January 25th, 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 5 5 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 8 8 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 6 6 0
1955 8 8 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 15 15 0
1960 15 15 0
1961 11 11 0
1962 16 16 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 29 29 0
1966 34 34 0
1967 32 32 0
1968 43 43 0
1969 38 38 0
1970 46 46 0
1971 44 39 5
1972 58 44 14
1973 45 37 8
1974 42 37 5
1975 33 27 6
1976 38 38 0
1977 53 43 10
1978 45 40 5
1979 47 40 7
1980 40 40 0
1981 41 33 8
1982 34 34 0
1983 20 20 0
1984 34 28 6
1985 29 29 0
1986 21 21 0
1987 24 24 0
1988 28 28 0
1989 20 20 0
1990 22 22 0
1991 27 27 0
1992 19 19 0
1993 26 26 0
1994 17 12 5
1995 16 16 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 26 21 5
1998 20 20 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 21 21 0
2001 27 22 5
2002 14 14 0
2003 17 17 0
2004 28 28 0
2005 34 34 0
2006 35 35 0
2007 43 36 7
2008 36 36 0
2009 41 41 0
2010 46 41 5
2011 50 44 6
2012 60 60 0
2013 56 56 0
2014 54 54 0
2015 62 62 0
2016 50 50 0
2017 42 42 0

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Popularity of Dia as a first name

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Popularity of Dia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dia U.S.
  White 16.68% 64.26%
  African American 54.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dia

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dia

  • What name lists does Dia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dia? Dia is the 6,771st most popular name of all time. As a last name Dia was the 22,471st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,012 babies born with the first name Dia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dia to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dia is Wednesday, November 4th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Dia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dia was in 2015 with a total of 62 babies.
  • Random Dia Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Dia: Your name in reverse order is Aid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,145 people with the last name Dia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dia as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k 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).
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