What does Mia mean?
Mia /mia/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Mia▲ has 23 more related forms via Maria, Michal: Maree, Mariah▲, Marialena, Marialinda, Marialisa, Marie▼, Marieanne, Marielena, Marietta▼, Mariette, Marika, Marja, Marya, Mayra▼, Mayria, Mical, Michaeline, Michaelyn, Michala, Micole, Moraiah, Moriah▼ and Mychal.Kreatif forms: Mamia, Miama, Miana. [more]
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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Mia (#6 last year) are Maria (#115 last year), Mariah (#136), Marie (#579), Marietta, Mary (#120), Mayra, Miah (#622), Michelle (#187), Moriah (#977) and Nia (#487). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1997 (usage of 0.6453%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.5246%, ▼18.7%), with the forms Marie, Marietta, Mayra and Moriah becoming less in vogue. The most fashionable birth names here are Mariah (#136), Mia (#6), Miah (#622), Michelle (#187) and Nia (#487), with Mariah enjoying a rekindling in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Mia and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Mia▲ is pronounced similarly to Mae▼, Mai▼, Maia▲, Maiah, Maiya, May▼, Maya▲, 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.