Zia Origin and Meaning

The name Zia is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "light".

While this is an ancient male name, it's too similar to modern girls' choices like Mia and Pia to work for a boy today.

Famous People Named Zia

  • Zia of the tribe of Gad (1 Chr. 5:13)

Zia in Pop Culture

  • Has been used as a first name in Britain since the sixtiesbut is likely to be mistaken for a girl's name
  • Ziacentral character in the indie black comedy "Wristcutters: A Love Story" (2006), which was based on a short story by Israeli writer Etgar Keret
  • The Zia sun is featured on the New Mexico state flag.