Gender: Female Origin of China: Place-name

China Origin and Meaning

The name China is a girl's name of English origin.

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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Pop Culture References for the name China

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


GenEric Says:


I don't mind this name, just please spell it China, it'd make life easier for everyone.