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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shia

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  1. One of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
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  1. Alternative form of Shi'a

Notable Persons Named Shia

Shia LaBeouf is an actor, film director, and director. He has been prominent since 1996. Shia was given the name Shia Saide LaBeouf on June 11th, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shia

Buthaina Shia is an actress - voice acting. They were most prominent from 1989 to present. Buthaina was born in As-Suwayda.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1960 5 0 5
1986 10 0 10
1988 5 0 5
1989 8 0 8
1990 7 0 7
1991 7 0 7
1992 7 0 7
1993 13 6 7
1994 17 7 10
1995 8 0 8
1996 7 0 7
1997 28 11 17
1998 17 7 10
1999 26 6 20
2000 21 8 13
2001 28 13 15
2002 37 19 18
2003 66 41 25
2004 53 33 20
2005 58 27 31
2006 62 27 35
2007 77 37 40
2008 172 88 84
2009 196 81 115
2010 155 59 96
2011 163 59 104
2012 103 33 70
2013 114 43 71
2014 130 37 93
2015 99 27 72
2016 107 35 72
2017 122 26 96

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Popularity of Shia as a first name

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Popularity of Shia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shia U.S.
  White 36.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 59.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shia

People with the last name Shia are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shia

  • How Popular is the name Shia? Shia is the 6,941st most popular name of all time. As a last name Shia was the 70,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,928 babies born with the first name Shia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shia 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 Shia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shia is Saturday, June 22nd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Shia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shia was in 2009 with a total of 115 babies.
  • Random Shia Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shia is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Shia: Your name in reverse order is Aihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 277 people with the last name Shia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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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