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Other form is Azhia.
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2005
An ancient Greek name. In Greek mythology Asia was the daughter of Oceanos and Tythes, lover of Iapetos, mother of Prometheas, Epimetheas, Atlantas and Menoitios. The name of the continent comes from her.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Actually the word "Asia" comes from the Aramaic word "Asi" meaning east, the name of the continent derives from this.
-- Maree  6/10/2005
Asia (AY-zhah) in Greek also means "sunrise" I think.
-- starflora  11/6/2005
As a person from Asia, it is really funny that Asia, a sort of a continent is a name for girls. But I think the sound is pretty.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2005
I like this, although it does bug me that it is a contintent. I dislike it spelled Aja however.
-- claraelizabethann  2/27/2006
Can also be spelt Aja.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2006
I can think of two famous bearers of this name: Asia Argento is an actress. Can't remember what movies she's been in, but I think I heard somewhere she was linked with Vin Diesel at one time. The other famous Asia is the porn star Asia Carrera, whose real name is Jessica Steinhauser. She is of Japanese ancestry and one of her claims to fame is she is a member of Mensa, the organization for high-IQ people.
-- Starla Roxanne  9/12/2006
It's an awesome name, it's on my list of names for girls if I have one.
-- Holdmecloser2u13  10/5/2006
Asia is a really pretty name. It's actually of Arabic/Middle Eastern origin and supposed to be pronounced AHS-SIA. I like A-JA better though!
-- Anonymous User  12/8/2006
There is a famous movie star named Asia Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento. Her name was pronounced ah-SHEE-ah. There is a full biography of her at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000782/bio & yes, Asia is a beautiful name. Peace to all that bear it.
-- SingingDove114  8/17/2007
I love this name, and don't see what the big problem about it's being a continent is.
-- LilaMayaNeve  8/27/2007
Actress Penelope Cruz used to have a cat named Asia. My sister, who's a little snobbish, named our own cat Asia after Pe's cat, so for me, though it's a beautiful name, Asia is the name of an animal.
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2007
Asia could also be a nickname for Anastasia.
-- TayLeigh127  3/7/2008
It sounds pretty but I think that it is tacky to name your kid after a continent.
-- number1212  5/13/2008
It is also used in Italy, fashionable since about 2000 particularly in the lowest classes. It ranks 18th in the most popular names in Italy in 2006. [noted -ed]
-- presentperfect  12/19/2008
The Italian pronunciation is AH-zyah.
-- presentperfect  12/19/2008
This name is incredibly trashy. Place names, for the most part, don't work well on real people. Asia also sounds like a stripper name.
-- bananarama  5/9/2009
This name is personally dumb. It's a continent guys! It's way too silly!
-- tafflemark  1/27/2011
Places names, as a general rule, are cheap, tacky, and more often than not: trashy. "Asia" is no exception... especially in English-speaking countries. Not only is it incredibly unprofessional and juvenile, it is pretentious, pompous, unintelligent, uneducated, attempted ornate, and need I say it..? Ugly.
Misspelling it brings out the "kre8tiv" cheap factor full throttle.

As far as it being a modern Italian name... where have you heard that? It must be used as of yesterday. At the moment I do not believe it... but I can comfortably give you the correct pronunciation if it truly is in use (found in my next post, below).
-- Francesca  5/27/2011
If it is in true use-- I give you the Italian pronunciation:

Ah-Zee-Ah

"A" is said as the "A" in "Father." An "S" found between two vowels creates "Z." Stress the "I" to "EE." And end with "A" as in "Father," once again.
A note: The final three letters ("-sia") will be sandwiched a bit more when spoken... Perhaps taking the "I" sound to a short "EE," nearly "Zyah."
-- Francesca  5/27/2011
I think place names on people are horrible and this one is no exception!
-- dizzydoll  5/13/2012
I think this name's usage in Italy was probably inspired by actress Asia Argento.
-- zaki95  9/13/2012
This name screams trashy, as well as ghetto. For goodness sakes, do not name your child after a continent!
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2013
If anyone bothers to actually explain HOW place names are tacky, I'll listen, but until then they're beautiful to me, and Asia is no exception.
-- Eievie  1/8/2014
As noted, Asia is typically pronounced "Ahzia", and has origins that date back to Ancient Greek and Aramaic. It is sort of ironic that others choose to call it ghetto, rude, or the choice of an uneducated person when they are clearly uneducated about its origins and making assumptions about anyone who bears it.
-- nestis  1/30/2014
My name is Asia and when I was growing up people made fun of my name and seeing people talk bad about it makes me feel bad about myself. My friends tell me all the time that there is nothing wrong with the name and I should be proud to have a name like this. There is nothing wrong with the name Asia at all, sure it is a continent, but it is still a name, and nothing can change that.
-- sebb9899  4/2/2014
In Sweden it's not really a problem that it's also a continent, because the continent is called Asien (A-see-en). So Asia, pronounced A-see-ah, is just a really pretty name with a dramatic flair to it. I really don't think it sounds trashy at all, quite the opposite! It is super rare here, though.

I do think people could be a little nicer to each other. How would you feel if someone said your name was trashy, ridiculous or ugly?
-- toxi  4/10/2014
Asia Frigga Booth Clarke was a sister of John Wilkes Booth. She was reportedly given the name Asia because that was where Eden is said to be located.
-- vitaminanime  5/4/2014
Well, my name is Asia and I don't think my name is uneducated or trashy. A name is a name no matter what it is, and I don't think you would like it very much if someone made fun of your name. I have always been insecure about my name but now I'm elated to love it. I'm glad my name is unique and not a common name like Sara or Susie or Nicole, no offense to anyone with those names. I'm just saying not a lot of people have the name Asia and I feel very special, and I am very PROUD OF MY NAME. And just so you know, I have a perfect 4.0 gpa in high school so I am very educated, thank you very much.
-- Asiaminter98  6/13/2014

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