Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. TEE-ə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of names ending with tia. It has been suggested that its use since the 1950s is the result of the brand name for the coffee liqueur Tia Maria [1]. In the brand name, Tia is not a given name; rather, it means "aunt" in Spanish or Portuguese.

Related Names

User SubmissionsTía, Tia, Tià


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Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 588.
Entry updated February 4, 2020