Meaning and name origin
Lia \lia\ as a girl's name is pronounced LEE-ah. It is of Latin origin. Short form of names like Amelia, Rosalia, and Evangelia "bringer of the gospel". Used as an independent name in Italy. See also Lea and Leah. Writer Lia Matera.
Lia is a very popular first name for females (#1435 out of 4276, Top 34%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37525 out of 88799, Top 42%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lia for girls. Lia reached its highest rank of #351 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amelia (#15), Leah (#35), Lia (#377), Lea (#677) and Rosalia. (2014 statistics).
Lia is also pronounced similarly to La-, Lee, Leia, Leya, Lou and Lu. Other suggested similar baby names are Gia, Kia, Lib, Liba, Lida, Lil, Lila, Lin, Lina, Lira, Lis, Lisa, Lita, Liv, Liva, Liz, Liza, Mia, Nia, Pia, Ria, Tia, Xia and Zia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lia.