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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zia

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Wiktionary

From Arabic ضياء (“light”).

  1. A male given name very popular among Muslims.
  2. A Papuan language spoken in Papua New Guinea.
  3. A pueblo in New Mexico.

Notable Persons Named Zia

Zia McCabe is an alternative rock and country music musician. She plays Keyboard instrument, Percussion instrument, Bass guitar, and Turntablism. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Zia was born on June 2nd, 1975.

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Zia Mohyeddin or Zia Mohiuddin is an actor, producer, director, television broadcaster, film producer, film director, presenter, and directorand televisionbroadcaster. His most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 2012. Zia was given the name Zia Mohyeddin on June 20th, 1933 in Faisalabad.

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Zia is a singing and singer. Zia was given the name Baek Ji Hye on July 21st, 1986 in Seoul.

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Zia Mody is a managing partner of azb & partners, azb & partners, and managing partner ofazb & partners. Zia was born on July 19th, 1956 in Mumbai, India.

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Zia Quizon is a music of the philippines and pop music singing. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Zia was given the name Zia Padilla Quizon .

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Zia was born in Sylhet Division.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zia

Khaleda Zia is a Leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Leader of theBangladesh Nationalist Party, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Leader of the Opposition, and Leader of the Opposition (Bangladesh). Khaleda was born on August 15th, 1945 in Dinajpur District, Bangladesh.

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Zia is a singing and singer. Zia was given the name Baek Ji Hye on July 21st, 1986 in Seoul.

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Oscar Zia is a pop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Oscar was born on October 10th, 1996 in Svedala.

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Muhammad was born on September 1st, 1986 in Bhaun.

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Junaid Zia is a cricketer.

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Qasim was born on August 7th, 1961.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 5 5 0
1980 5 5 0
1982 7 7 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 10 5 5
1986 12 7 5
1987 7 7 0
1988 5 5 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 18 12 6
1991 22 16 6
1992 8 8 0
1993 20 20 0
1994 22 15 7
1995 20 20 0
1996 29 23 6
1997 23 23 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 36 36 0
2000 59 52 7
2001 54 49 5
2002 44 37 7
2003 61 54 7
2004 64 59 5
2005 57 51 6
2006 79 79 0
2007 108 99 9
2008 86 71 15
2009 103 95 8
2010 94 81 13
2011 125 109 16
2012 145 129 16
2013 151 135 16
2014 135 122 13
2015 144 130 14
2016 151 142 9
2017 129 119 10

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Popularity of Zia as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zia U.S.
  White 23.14% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zia

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

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Fun Facts about the name Zia

  • How Popular is the name Zia? Zia is the 6,613th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zia was the 18,486th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,084 babies born with the first name Zia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zia 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 Zia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zia is Thursday, January 31st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Zia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zia was in 2016 with a total of 142 babies.
  • Random Zia Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zia is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Zia: Your name in reverse order is Aiz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,495 people with the last name Zia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zia as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k 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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