The baby name Xia is on the rise, and while it's not yet a top 1,000 name for baby girls in the United States, we could see it becoming one over the next decade. It's cool — how many names actually start with an X? — and it's got two potential backgrounds. However, it's largely associated with an ancient Chinese dynasty. Xia pairs well with both classic and current middle names.

Meaning of the name Xia:

Chinese: Hospitable, welcoming
Greek: Stranger, guest

Origin of the name Xia:

Xia is largely considered a Chinese name, taken from the ancient Xia dynasty. It's also a Chinese surname. Some people also see Xia as a shortened form of the Gerek name Xenia, which changes the pronunciation and number of syllables.

Symbolism of the name Xia:

Xia is largely associated with the Chinese Xia dynasty, the first orthodox dynasty in Chinese history. New parents may choose the name to honor their Chinese heritage or passion for Chinese culture or history.

Style of the name Xia:

International

Gender of the name Xia:

Xia is a unisex baby name, though it's more common for girls in the Western world.

Pronunciation of the name Xia:

SHAA or ZEE-uh

Number of syllables in the name Xia:

One or two depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Xia:

The baby name Xia evokes images of someone who is serious and aims to protect those around her.

Alternative spellings for the name Xia:

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Nicknames for the name Xia:

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Popularity of the name Xia:

According to the Social Security Administration, Xia has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

Related names for the name Xia:

Great middle names for Xia and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Xia:

  • Xia Huan (badminton player)
  • Xia Yu (actor)
  • Xia Xuanze (badminton player)
  • Xia Da (artist and cartoonist)
  • Xia Ningning (soccer player)

Xia in popular culture:

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