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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ziya

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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Z is for zeal, your zest for life.

I is for important, the search for all parts of life that are

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Notable Persons Named Ziya

Ziya Tong is a television personality, producer, celebrity, television producer, and television personalityandproducer. Ziya was born in 1980 in London.


Ziya Gökalp was a writer. Ziya was given the name Mehmed Ziya on March 23rd, 1876 in Çermik. He left this life on October 25th, 1924.


His military service ended in 1945. Ziya was born on December 24th, 1921 in Astara, Azerbaijan. He left this life on February 21st, 1997.


Ziya Mammadov is a Chairman of Azerbaijan State Railway Administration and Chairman ofAzerbaijan State Railway Administration. Ziya was born on April 28th, 1952 in Azerbaijan.


He passed away in 1936.


He passed away on May 17th, 1880.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ziya

Ziya Gökalp was a writer. Ziya was given the name Mehmed Ziya on March 23rd, 1876 in Çermik. He left this life on October 25th, 1924.


She holds the title Miss China Universe 2008 and Miss China Universe2008. Wei was given the name Wèi Jìngtíng in 1984 in Guiyang.


Safveti was born in 1875. He died in 1929.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1999 11 11 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 20 20 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 29 29 0
2005 35 35 0
2006 36 36 0
2007 37 37 0
2008 55 50 5
2009 46 41 5
2010 44 44 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 43 43 0
2013 53 53 0
2014 43 43 0
2015 61 54 7
2016 101 96 5
2017 128 128 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ziya

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ziya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Ziya

  • How Popular is the name Ziya? Ziya is the 11,771st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ziya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 842 babies born with the first name Ziya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ziya to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ziya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Ziya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ziya is Monday, June 6th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Ziya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ziya was in 2017 with a total of 128 babies.
  • Random Ziya Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ziya is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Ziya: Your name in reverse order is Ayiz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ziay. How do you pronounce that?

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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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