Gender: Female Pronunciation: ZEE-uh Origin of Xia: Chinese dynastic name

Xia Origin and Meaning

The name Xia is a girl's name of Chinese origin.

This name of the first recorded dynasty of ancient China is short and simple enough to make a possible Asian-American alternative to Mia and Tia. British-Filipino child star Xia Vigor has invigorated the name in the Philippines.

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hihihihihihi Says:


This is pronounced more like Shia. Please fix the pronunciation.

cabosanmucus Says:


I think this is really pretty and a great Chinese name if you are indeed of Chinese descent, but when pronounced zee a it reminds me of Zia which means aunt..... So for that reason I prefer Xaria, Xenia (Ksenia), and the like.

EW314 Says:


I'm not sure the "correct" Mandarin pronunciation is a big problem here. Most people pronounce Genevieve "JEN-uh-veev", and don't insist on the French "zhon-vee-EV", and the same happens with lots of names of foreign origin, e.g. Wilhelm ("WILL-helm", rather than German "VILL-helm").

I think Xia is a bright, striking choice, and the pronunciation given here is lovely. I'd be pleased to meet a little Xia, and the history of the name is certainly interesting. It feels a little like a modern invention along the lines of Mia, Tia, Lia, but it isn't.

SimoneKadele Says:


I agree...

tfzolghadr Says:


Xia is not a good option unless you happen to be able to speak Mandarin. Xia is not pronounced Zee-uh, but more similar to Shee-ah. However, the Mandarin 'x' sound does not exist in English... so this is a name that is probably better in theory than in practice.