Origin of AsiaClassical Latin from Classical Greek from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Akkadian ???, to rise (of the sun), go out
From Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asia), from Mycenaean Greek a-si-wi-ya (aswiyā, “Aššuwan”) [script?], adjective from Hittite (Aššuwa, “northwest Anatolia”) or Akkadian (“to go out, to rise”), a reference to the rising sun, hence "land of the sunrise."