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Ia

Last Name
102
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ia

User Submitted Origins

Georgian
25%
Irish
15%
English
15%
Hebrew
10%
Turkish
10%
Egyptian
10%
Hindi
5%
Japanese
5%
Scottish
5%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Alaska, U.S., the name Ia is of Hebrew origin and means "It can come from Jacob, meaning 'holder of the heel, supplanter, may God protect', John meaning 'Yahweh is gracious', Elijah meaning 'my god is Yahweh', Ivo meaning 'yew', or a Japanese character meaning 'only, ordinary, usual, love, affection, second, Asia'".
  2. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Ia is of Irish origin and means "This name appears in Cornwall, UK as 'St. Ives'. Ia is the original form of the name: 'Ives' is the Cornish version of it. It's thought that she was an Irish Catholic monk during the Dark Ages. She (this was before nuns - yes, she was a monk), came to Cornwall, as legend says, on a cabbage leaf. There's a very old and humble shrine in St. Ives dedicated to her".
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  1. A state in midwestern United States

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ia

Saint Ia

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ia U.S.
  White 20.59% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 60.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ia

People with the last name Ia are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ia

  • How Popular is the name Ia? Ia is the 32,268th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ia was the 158,432nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 144 babies born with the first name Ia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ia is Monday, February 11th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Ia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ia was in 1989 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Ia Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Ia: The name spelled backwards is Ai. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 102 people with the last name Ia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ia? Ia is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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