Zia name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Zia

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 submissions from all over the world agree the name Zia means "Light" and is of Arabic origin.
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Zia means "Light/fire" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  3. According to a user from India, the name Zia is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Lightness".
  4. A user from New Mexico, U.S. says the name Zia means "The Zia Sun of New Mexico".
  5. According to a user from Qatar, the name Zia is of Arabic origin and means "Wise".
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Borrowed from Arabic ضِيَاء‎ (ḍiyāʾ, “light”).

  1. A male given name from Arabic popular among Muslims.
  2. A Papuan language spoken in Papua New Guinea.
  3. A pueblo in New Mexico.

Notable Persons Named Zia

Notable Persons Named Zia

Zia McCabe

Zia McCabe is an alternative rock and country music musician. She plays Keyboard instrument, Percussion instrument, Bass guitar, and Turntablism. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Zia was born on June 2nd, 1975.

Zia Mohyeddin or Zia Mohiuddin

Zia Mohyeddin or Zia Mohiuddin is an actor, producer, director, television broadcaster, film producer, film director, presenter, and directorand televisionbroadcaster. His most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 2012. Zia was given the name Zia Mohyeddin on June 20th, 1933 in Faisalabad.


Zia is a singing and singer. Zia was given the name Baek Ji Hye on July 21st, 1986 in Seoul.

Zia Mody

Zia Mody is a managing partner of azb & partners, azb & partners, and managing partner ofazb & partners. Zia was born on July 19th, 1956 in Mumbai, India.

Zia Quizon

Zia Quizon is a music of the philippines and pop music singing. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Zia was given the name Zia Padilla Quizon .

Zia Haider Rahman

Zia was born in Sylhet Division.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zia

Khaleda Zia

Khaleda Zia is a Leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Leader of theBangladesh Nationalist Party, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Leader of the Opposition, and Leader of the Opposition (Bangladesh). Khaleda was born on August 15th, 1945 in Dinajpur District, Bangladesh.


Zia is a singing and singer. Zia was given the name Baek Ji Hye on July 21st, 1986 in Seoul.

Oscar Zia

Oscar Zia is a pop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Oscar was born on October 10th, 1996 in Svedala.

Muhammad Awais Zia

Muhammad was born on September 1st, 1986 in Bhaun.

Junaid Zia

Junaid Zia is a cricketer.

Qasim Zia

Qasim was born on August 7th, 1961.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zia U.S.
  White 23.14% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zia

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

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Fun Facts about the name Zia

  • How Popular is the name Zia? Zia is the 6,139th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zia was the 18,486th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,447 babies born with the first name Zia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zia to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zia is Thursday, January 31st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Zia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zia was in 2019 with a total of 187 babies.
  • Random Zia Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zia ranks 77th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 19 babies in New Mexico have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Zia: The name spelled backwards is Aiz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aiz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,495 people with the last name Zia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zia as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Zia name meaning

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