Gender Feminine
Usage Arabic
Scripts آسيا, آسية(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. A-see-ya, A-see-yah  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly from Arabic أسي (asy) meaning "distressed, grieved". According to Islamic tradition this was the name of the wife of the pharaoh at the time of Moses. She took care of the infant Moses and later accepted monotheism.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAsja(Bosnian) Asiye(Turkish)



Entry updated February 4, 2020