Meaning and Name Origin
Lia \lia\ as a girls' 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Analia.
Lia▲ has 20 more alternative forms via Amelia, Evangelia, Lea, Leah, Rosalia: Amalia▼, Amaly, Amilia, Amy▲, Delia▼, Em, Emilia▲, Emma▲, Emmie▼, Emmy▲, Lea▼, Lee▼, Leia▲, Leigh▼, Mali, Malia▲, Malika, Meelia, Melia and Milly.
Lia is a very prominent first name for women (#1435 out of 4276, Top 34%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#37525 out of 88799, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lia for girls. Lia was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #351 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #377. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Lia and related names. Popular related forms of Lia (#377 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Amalia (#884 last year), Amelia (#15), Amy (#148), Analia, Delia, Emilia (#164), Emma (#1), Emmie, Emmy (#663), Lea (#677), Leah (#35), Lee, Leia (#509), Leigh, Malia (#345) and Rosalia. Usage of these girl names is at its most widespread today, except for forms such as Analia, Lea, Lee, Leigh and Rosalia which have fallen out of style. The trendier girl names in this list are Amelia (#15), Emilia (#164), Emma (#1), Emmy (#663) and Leia (#509), with Amelia, Emilia and Emma having a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lia▲ is alike in pronunciation to La-, 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.