[ 2 syll. (c)hi-na, ch-ina ] The baby girl name China is pronounced as CH-AYNuw- †. China is used predominantly in English and it is also derived from English origins. Its meaning is literally from the ordinary word 'China'. The first name is derived from the country name, which could itself be from the name of the country's 3rd-century rulers, the Qin dynasty, or else it could be from a Sanskrit word recorded by Marco Polo in the 16th century as 'Chin'.
China has 14 variations. Variations of China include Chinaetta, Chinah, Chinasa, Chinda, Chine, Chinea, Chinesia, Chinita, Chinna, Chinwa, Chyna, Chynna, Ciana, and Shina. See also the related form, Tichina.
China is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1992, 0.012% of baby girls were named China. It had a ranking of #818 then. The baby name has steeply slipped in popularity since then, and is currently of infrequent use. Within all girl names in its family, China was nevertheless the most widely used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like China include Chyna, Canna, Chahna, Chahnah, Chane, Chani, Chanin, Channa, Channin, Channon, Channyn, Chanthou, Chanyah, Chanyn, Chaquan, Chaquane, Chaquann, Chaquanne, Chassamayn, and Chayan.
† Pronunciation for China: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)"