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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.


Mia has 3 variants: Mea, Meya and Miah.

For more information, see also related girl names Mary, Nia and Michelle.

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.


Mia is a very popular first name for women (#743 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a rare surname for all people. (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Mia and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Mia (#6 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Maria (#115 last year), Mariah (#136), Marie (#579), Marietta, Mary (#120), Mayra, Miah (#622), Michelle (#187), Moriah (#977) and Nia (#487). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity in the year 1997 and is now significantly less widespread, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah, Marie, Marietta, Mary, Mayra, Mia, Miah, Michelle, Moriah, Nia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.