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Lia

What does Lia mean?

Lia Pronunciation of 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.

Variations

Lia has 2 variants: Leeya and Liya.

Related girl name: Analia.

10 more alternative forms via Amelia, Evangelia, Lea, Leah, Rosalia: Amy, Delia, Em, Emma, Lea, Lee, Leia, Leigh, Malia and Melia.

Creative forms:
(female) Lauia, Loia, ..

(male) Liale, Lle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lia Taryn (L.T.), ..

How popular is Lia?

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 (#37480 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lia was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #329 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Amelia (#12 from recent data), Amy (#158), Analia (#859), Delia (#1241), Emma (#1), Lea (#738), Leah (#36), Lee, Leia (#421), Leigh, Liya, Malia (#313), Melia (#1667) and Rosalia (#1577) are the popular related forms of Lia (#329 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Lia reached its most widespread in the 1880s (usage of 5.4%) and is somewhat less today (usage 2.6%, 52% less). Emma is a perennial favorite, although Leia appears to be becoming a favorite too, while forms like Delia have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lia, Amelia, Amy, Analia, Delia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emma, Lea, Leah, Lee, Leia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leigh, Liya, Malia, Melia, Rosalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Amy, Emma, Lea, Leah, Leia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lia is alike in pronunciation to La-, Leya, Lou and Lu. Other suggested similar 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.

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