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) Meea, Meeia, ..
(male) Miaki, Mimal, .. Middle name pairings:
Mia Brinlee (M.B.), ..
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 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Mia (#6 from recent data) are Maria (#109 from recent data), Mariah (#155), Marie (#564), Marika, Mary (#124), Mayra (#1275), Mea, Miah (#615), Michal, Michelle (#192), Moriah (#976) and Nia (#442). 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, Miah and Nia are three 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.See names in meaning and etymology.