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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 on this name, 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%) 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)

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 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%, down 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)

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.