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Gender: Female Origin of Asia: Place-name

The name Asia is a girl's name . Asia and is often added to lists like Bad Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

This still attractive and exotic place name was one of the first to gain popularity, though it now probably owes some of its favor to the similar Aisha. Asia ranked as high as Number 195 on the US baby names popularity list in 1997.

In Greek myth, Asia is the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and mother of, among others, Atlas and Prometheus.

One of the best known modern bearers of the name is Italian actress, singer, and director Asia Argento, who is probably responsible for its popularity in Italy, where it ranks Number 35. Asia Monet Ray is a dancer featured on the hit television shows Dance Moms and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

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Famous People Named Asia

Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa "Asia" Argento, Italian actress/director, pronounced AH-zia
Asia Monet Ray, American TV personality of "Ultimate Dance Competition," "Raising Asia," and "Dance Moms"
Junelyn Alexis "Asia" Agcaoili, Filipina actress and TV personality
Asia Hernandez Cunillera, daughter of Spanish footballer Xavi Hernandez
Virginia Asia Agnelli, daughter of Italian Fiat heir Giovanni Agnelli

Pop Culture References for the name Asia

Asia, British progressive rock band
Asia, a continent.
Asia Ramone, character from "What Real Life Is"
Asia Kinney, Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney's dog

Aisian, Ayzia, Asianae, Asian, Azha, Aisia, Aja, Asya, Asiah, Aysia, Aysiah, Ahsia, Aysian


cabosanmucus Says:


I just learned that Asia is also a variation (diminutive) of Joanna in Polish! That's something. I see that came from the nickname Joasia. but there's also Asya which is a diminutive of Anastasia. interesting interesting interesting

Baby Name Addict Says:


It has such a beautiful sound

kxlly0614 Says:


Am I the only one that finds this name sort of trashy :/ maybe its just me..

indiefendi2 Says:


Asia, India, and China are the triumvirate of most popular place names in my area. I like the Italian/Spanish/Portuguese pronunciation more, it's so much lovelier. Ah seea.