Name Asia Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Asia


Asia is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Asia?

The given name Asia derived from the name of the continent. Besides, it is a name from Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and wife or mother of Prometheus. Asia is also one of the 50 daughters of the sea god Nereus and the Oceanid Doris and therefore a Nereid or a sea nymph. In Poland, the name Asia is a diminutive of Joanna.

What does the name Asia mean?

Asia means “Asia”, but as well “rising sun” or “sunrise” (from Akkadian “a-ṣu” = rising/light) and “Yahweh is gracious”, “Yahweh is merciful” (from Joanna).

Pronunciation of Asia

Variants of the name Asia


Popularity of the name Asia

The name Asia is ranked #6962 overall.

Asia in the Top 50 Names

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