China Origin and Meaning

The name China is 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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Famous People Named China

  • China Anne McClainAmerican pop singer and actress
  • Noelie Dasouza "China" MachadoChinese,born model and fashion editor
  • China ChowBritish actress and model
  • Margaret "China" LeeAmerican model and actress; first Asian Playboy centerfold
  • Concepción Matilde "China" ZorrillaUruguayan actress
  • China Wing KantnerAmerican actress, daughter of Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane
  • China BreznerAmerican model; daughter of producer Larry Brezner, ex,girlfriend of actor Shia LaBeouf
  • China MosesAmerican R&B singer; daughter of singer Dee Dee Bridgewater

China in Pop Culture

  • Chinacharacter in video game 'Style Boutique'
  • China Sorrowscharacter in the Skulduggery Pleasant series
  • Chinacountry in Asia