Origin of the name ZIYA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ZIYA.
Another spelling of Hebrew Zia
(q.v.), meaning "motion."
Turkish name meaning "light." It is the same as Arabic Diya
(q.v.). (A Practical Grammar of
the Turkish Language, Wells, 1880).
Also spelled Zia.
... Of these proverbs a large
collection was published some twenty years ago by Ahmed Midhat Efendi,
still one of the leading men of letters of the Turkish capital; and a
similar collection was published more recently under the title of
Durūb-i-amthāl-i-'othmāniyya by Abu'd-Dyā [Ebū'z-Ziyā] Tevfīq Bey
(the quondam editor of the Waqt, to whose taste and energy
Turkish typography owes so much) in collaboration with Shinasi Efendi. (Journal
of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 1898)