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Ziya is a classically Arabic baby name for girls. It only came to America within the past century. Though not yet a top 1,000 baby name option in this country, Ziya is on the rise. As of 2021, it is a top 1,600 name, though, in 2020, it was a top 1,200 baby name option.

Meaning of the name Ziya:

Arabic: light

Origin of the name Ziya:

The baby name Ziya is a variation of the Arabic word “diya.” The name first was put in recorded history in the 1300s. There was an Islamic historian from India with the baby name. Ziya did not come to America, however, until the twentieth century as a trendy and urban name option.

Symbolism of the name Ziya:

Ziya means “light” because it comes from the Arabic word “diya.” In English, “diya” translates to “light,” “glow,” or “splendor.”

Baby name Ziya


Style of the name Ziya:


Gender of the name Ziya:

Ziya is a unique and stunning baby name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Ziya:

zee-YA or ZEE-ah

Number of syllables in the name Ziya:


Emotion evoked from the name Ziya:

Ziya feels youthful and unique. In the Middle East, it is refined and noble. In America, however, it has more of an urban, modern, and trendy feel to it.

Alternative spellings for the name Ziya:

  • Zeeya
  • Ziyah
  • Zeeyah

Nicknames for the name Ziya:

  • Zi
  • Zee
  • Zee Zee
  • Zi Zi
  • Ya Ya
  • Zies
  • Ya

Popularity of the name Ziya:

The baby name Ziya is not a top 1,000 baby name. It was almost on the list in 2020, however, when it ranked at number 1,140. As of 2021, Ziya has descended some, as it currently ranks number 1,596.

Related names for the name Ziya:

Great middle names for Ziya and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ziya:

  • Ziya Gokalp (political activist)
  • Ziya Tong (actress, “One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute”)

Ziyas in popular culture:

No fictional characters have the baby name Ziya.

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