Meaning and Origin
What does the name Ia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- 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'".
- 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".
- A state in midwestern United States