China

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Gender: Female Origin of China: Place-name

The name China is a girl's name of English origin. China and is often added to lists like Place Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Long before the current place-name craze, a pair of the more daring pop singers of the Age of Aquarius picked this name for their daughters. Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick used the conventional spelling, the Mamas and the Papas's Michelle Phillips went further afield with Chynna (of the group Wilson Phillips).

The name has been associated with some very glamorous women--China (born Noelie and pronounced Cheena) Machado was one of the first supermodels and a muse for Richard Avedon, and the contemporary actress and model China Chow.

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Famous People Named China

China Anne McClain, American pop singer and actress
Noelie Dasouza "China" Machado, Chinese-born model and fashion editor
China Chow, British actress and model
Margaret "China" Lee, American model and actress; first Asian Playboy centerfold
Concepción Matilde "China" Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress
China Wing Kantner, American actress, daughter of Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane
China Brezner, Ameircan model; daughter of producer Larry Brezner
China Moses, American R&B singer; daughter of singer Dee Dee Bridgewater

Pop Culture References for the name China

China, character in video game 'Style Boutique'
China Sorrows, character in the Skulduggery Pleasant series
China, country in Asia

Chinwa, Chinna, Chinda, Chinasa, Chyna, Chinesia, Chinah, Chinita, Chynna, Chinea, Chinaetta