What does Mia mean?
Mia /mia/ as a girls' name is pronounced MEE-ah. It is of Israeli, Latin and Scandinavian origin. In Israeli, feminine short form of Michal. In Latin and Scandinavian, a short form of Maria. Made famous by actress Mia Farrow. Soccer player Mia Hamm, model Mia Tyler.
How popular is Mia?
Mia is a very popular first name for women (#743 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#49869 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Mia for girls. Mia entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #6 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Mia (#6 from recent data) are Maria (#115 from recent data), Mariah (#136), Marie (#579), Mary (#120), Mayra, Miah (#622), Michelle (#187), Moriah (#977) and Nia (#487). These relations of Mia reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1997 (usage of 0.71%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.58%, ▼19%), with the forms Marie, Mayra and Moriah becoming less in vogue. The most fashionable birth names here are Mariah, Mia, Miah, Michelle and Nia, with Mariah enjoying a rekindling in popularity.
Thinking of names?
Mia▲ is pronounced similarly to Mae▼, Mai▼, Maia▲, Maiah, Maiya, Maiyah, May▼, Maya▲, Mayah, Maye▼, Mei, Miya, Mo, Moia, Moya and Mya▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Gia▲, Kia▼, Lia▲, Mica, Mika, Mila▲, Mim, Mima, Min, Mina▼, Mira▲, Pia, Ria, Tia▼, Xia and Zia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mia.