US Popularity:12179
Other Origin(s):Chinese, Nigerian
Meaning:Thousand; Love; Meet; Second to Asia; Younger generation; To thank; Family; Merchant; Rook (in Chinese chess); Firewood; Lean; Refuse; Divine spark, personal guardian angel
This gender-neutral name, often known for the health food seeds with a mild nutty flavor, has Japanese, Chinese, and Nigerian origins. Possibly derived from the name Chi, this baby name means “younger generation” in Chinese and “personal guardian angel” in Nigerian. In the Igbo religion in parts of Nigeria and Guinea, chi represents the divine spark from God we all hold within us. Chia also has branches in the Chinese word xiè, meaning “refuse.” Across many regions and spelling variations in China, Chia has a host of definitions, from “firewood” and “lean” to “merchant,” “to thank,” “family,” and “rook (in Chinese chess).” While these names carry lots of connotations already, baby cannot forget about its Japanese roots, meaning “thousand” combined with “love,” “meet,” or “second to Asia.” No matter where baby comes from or where they go, with a name as fruitful as Chia, they can be a loving and friendly beacon in this world.

Chia Name Popularity Data

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in 2000
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from 1997
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