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pinWhat 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.


Mia has 3 variants: Mea, Meya and Miah.

Related girl names: Mary, Nia and Michelle.

Mia has 9 more related forms via Maria, Michal: Mariah, Marie, Marika, Marja, Marya, Mayra, Mayria, Mical and Moriah.

Kreatif forms: Mamia, Miama, Miana. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mia name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mia, Maria, Mariah, Marie, Mary in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mayra, Miah, Michelle, Moriah, Nia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mia, Maria, Mariah, Mary, Michelle outside U.S.

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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.