Latin; Arabic; Italian
"grain; light, splendor; aunt"

Zia Origin and Meaning

The name Zia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "grain; light, splendor; aunt".

A short and zippy name that would blend right in with but also stand out among a group of girls named Mia, Gia, Lia and Tia. If you're searching for girl names that work in many cultures, this is an accessible yet distinctive choice. One caveat though: in an Italian-American family it would be strange to have a baby named Aunt.

Zia Popularity

Famous People Named Zia

  • Anastasia "Zia" de TorbyLady Wernher, Russian noblewoman
  • Zia McCabe (born Aimee Springer)American musician of band The Dandy Warhols
  • Ziastage name of Park Ji Hye, South Korean pop singer

Zia in Pop Culture

  • Ziaa main character in the 1941 movie "Sundown," played by Gene Tierney
  • Romansh language of Switzerlanda short form of Luzia
  • Zia sunsymbol featured on the New Mexico state flag
  • Zia Rashidcharacter in "The Kane Chronicles" by Rick Riordan
  • Zia SimpsonLisa Simpson's daughter from "The Simpsons"
  • Zianickname for Jadzia