What does Lia mean?
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.
Related girl name: Analia.more]
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)
Charted below is the birth name history 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 U.S. SSA Records)
Amelia (#15 from recent data), Amy (#148), Analia, Delia, Emma (#1), Lea (#677), Leah (#35), Lee, Leia (#509), Leigh, Malia (#345) and Rosalia are the popular related forms of Lia (#377 from recent data) appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Melia, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Lia reached its most widespread in the year 2009 (usage of 0.49%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.45%, 7.7% less). Emma is a perennial favorite, although Leah appears to be becoming a favorite too, while forms like Lea have lost favor.
Thinking of names?
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.