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What does Nia mean?

Meaning of the name NiaNiamhNyaNyiaNyahNeyaNiahNiyaNiyahNeiliNeilinaNiamNealieNeaNeyahNeelyNeldaNeala

[ 2 syll. nia, ni-a ] The baby girl name Nia is pronounced NIY-aa- †. Nia has its origins in the Celtic and African-Swahili languages, and it is used largely in English, African, Irish, Swahili, and Welsh. African-Swahili origin, African, English, Irish, Swahili, and Welsh use: It is derived literally from the word nia with the meaning 'aim, purpose'.

In addition, Nia is a derivative (English) of the Scottish Neilina.

Nia is also a shortening (African, English, Swahili, and Welsh) of the English and Irish Niamh.

Derivatives of Nia include the names Nea, Neya, Neyah, Niya, Niyah, and Nyia.

The spelling variants Niah (English), Nya (English), and Nyah (African and English) are other forms of the name.

See also the related categories, swahili, irish, celtic, and welsh.

Nia is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. The name grew in popularity from the 1980s up to the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2001, 0.052% of baby girls were named Nia. It ranked at #309 then. The baby name has since dropped in popularity. In 2016, it ranked at #438 with a usage of 0.038%, but it was nevertheless the most commonly used within all girl names in its group.

Baby names that sound like Nia include Nya, Nyah, Naa, Naah, Nacheane, Nadjae, Naemi, Naeney, Naeni, Naenie, Naeny, Naho, Nahyd, Naime, Nami, Namy, Nana, Nanee, Naney, and Nani.

† Pronunciation for Nia: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

A famous person named Nia is Nia Vardalos, Actress, born Antonia Eugenia Vardalos, 24 September 1962, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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