Meaning and name origin
Nadia \n(a)-dia\ as a girl's name is pronounced NAH-d'-yah. It is of Russian origin, and the meaning of Nadia is "hope". A popular name in Russia. See also Nadine. Gymnast Nadia Comaneci; poet Nadezhda Mandelstam.
Nadia is a very popular first name for females (#854 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nadia for girls. Nadia reached its highest rank of #178 in the U.S. in 2005. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nadia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nadia (#288) and Nadine. (2014 statistics).
Nadia▲ is also pronounced similarly to Naida, Neda, Nedda, Nedi, Needia, Niada, Nidia, Nyada and Nydia▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Fadia, Kadia, Nadina, Nadira, Nadra, Naia, Naiad, Nakia▼, Nania, Nasia, Netia and Sadia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nadia.