Zia name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Arabic
Usage: Arabic, Hindi, Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi
Pronunciation: zia
Meaning: Light and Enlightened
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What does Zia mean?

Curious unisex name Zia is mostly used in Marathi, Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati and Malayalam, Zia means "Light or Enlightened" has its origin in Arabic.

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How do I pronounce Zia?

The most common way to pronounce one syllabled Zia is zia.

Variants of Zia

Sia, Si, Seea, Sei, Sophia, Sidney, Sil, Simon

Names that rhyme with Zia

How popular is the name Zia?

Zia is common in United States where over 2238 new-borns have been given the name since 1976. At present the moniker is on a rise, in 2018, the moniker grabbed the 1541st spot and 142 baby girls were given the name.

Also, Zia used to be a common name in France, first appeared in 2000 and over 990 babies have been given the name in 11 years. At the peak of its usage in 2009,.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 11 years.

Zia is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 2000 names.

In 2011, it ranked 1149th when 29 girls were named Zia. There are over 528 babies that have been given the name Zia in England and Wales. However things change on global perspective, Zia is extremely popular in Pakistan where every 1 in 2000 have the name.

Also the baby name is popular in Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia. According to our evaluation, over 180000 babies have been named Zia globally.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Here's what numbers has to say about Zia

You prefer to take advantage of people, but feel disappointed when someone takes you for granted. You should stop hoping that everyone will understand and support you. You can't be offended or insulted by anyone because you know that an insult is an insult if you accept it as your truth. Focus on what's important to you rather than focusing on making other people content. You always care more about other people's well-being and never find time to check how you are doing.

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  •  Roshana - Meaning of Roshana is Light, Shining or Passionate is prevalently used in Sanskrit and Hindi and came from Old Persian is used for girls
  •  Farihah - Unwonted Farihah has its origin in Arabic, Farihah means "Glad or Joyful" and is used particulary in Sindhi and Arabic is used for baby girls
  •  Faria - The uncommon girl name Faria is originated from Arabic which is used dominantly in Arabic and Telugu languages, Faria means "A Caravan or Kind or Loving"
  •  Atlantis - Meaning of Atlantis is Silken is of Arabic and English origin is aimed at both boys and girls
  •  Rima - Rima's meaning is Goddess Durga, Rhyme or White Gazelle is a baby girl name that came from Arabic and Spanish is used notably in Oriya, Hindi and Marathi

Famous people named Zia

  • Zia Mahmood, Pakistani-American professional bridge player
  • Zia Mohyeddin, Pakistani actor, producer
  • Zia McCabe, musician and realtor
  • Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, North Indian classical musician
  • Zia Mody, Indian Corporate Lawyer and Female Business Icon
  • Zia Ul Shah, citizen of Pakistan best
  • Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Indian classical vocalist belonging to the Dhrupad tradition
  • Zia Inayat Khan, scholar and teacher of Sufism
  • Zia Arabshahi, retired Iranian football midfielder
  • Zia Quizon Zia Denise Marie Padilla Quizon, known artistically as Zia Quizon.
  • Actor Zia Domic, known for video Naked Shadows
  • Zia AlAbsari, from 1954 movie Sarnevesht dar ra mikoubad, who characterized the N.

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  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://statbel.fgov.be/en/themes/population/family-names-and-first-names/first-names-boys-and-girls
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://www.svb.nl/nl/kindernamen/
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