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.
(female) Mida, Mita, ..
(male) Miaki, Mimal, ..
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 1950-1959 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), Marika, Mary (#120), Mayra (#1411), Mea, Miah (#622), Michal, Michelle (#187), Moriah (#977) and Nia (#487). These relations of Mia reached the peak of their popularity in the 1890s (usage of 9.1%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 1.5%, ▼83%), with forms like Marie becoming less in vogue. Mia and Miah are two of the more fashionable girl names here.
Mia▲ is pronounced similarly to Mae▼, Mai, Maia▲, Maiah, Maiya, Maiyah, May▼, Maya▲, Mayah, Maye▼, Mei, Miya▲, Mo, Moia, Moya and Mya▲. Other recommended 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.