In Russian, Asia is sometimes used as a diminutive of Anastasia/Anastasiya. And in Russian this name has nothing in common with the continent, with is Aziya.

Scripts: Азия (Russian)

Russian Pronunciation: az-YEE-ə.
glacier_bear_82  7/27/2020
What a lovely diminutive of Joanna! I might use Joanna as a middle name if I ever have a daughter. :)
glacier_bear_82  5/30/2020
Why does this name have a popularity section of Asia(1)? It should be popularity of Joanna in Poland.
ania  10/17/2011
I really think some things here need explanation. Firstly, no one in Poland would name their child Asia. It's always Joanna. "-sia" is typical ending for pet forms of girls' names in Poland. So there's Joasia and then Asia.
Also, the pronunciation isn't similar to the word "Asia" (meaning continent) in English. So I fail to see a problem here.
Chwala  11/22/2010
How in the hell is Asia a dimunitive form of Joanna? There is no possible correlation between the two.
GunsnRoses8794  11/27/2008
There is a correlation between Joanna and Asia. Asia is a shortened form of another diminutive: Joasia.
And in Polish this name has nothing in common with the continent, which is Azja.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2010
I have a sad friend that bears this name. She tells everybody that it's just her nickname. Some advice: think long & hard before naming your child after a continent.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2008
Asia Vieira, an actress, probably best known as Delia from The Omen IV: The Awakening.
Luanna  1/17/2008
It is sort of a pretty name but, I personally wouldn't name my daughter that. It is funny, naming your child after a continent.
80226_hottie  8/12/2007

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