What does Nadia mean?
Nadia \n(a)-dia\ as a girls' 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 women (#854 out of 4276, Top 20%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Nadia for girls. Nadia entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #178 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is presently at #288. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Nadia and affiliated names. Nadine is the only other prominent related form of Nadia (#288 a year ago). These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4595%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.356%, down 22.5%), with the form Nadine becoming less stylish. Nadia (#288) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Nadia is pronounced similarly to Naida, Neda, Nedda, Nedi, Needia, Niada, Nidia, Nyada and Nydia▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Fadia, Kadia, Nadira, Nadra, Naia, Naiad, Nakia▼, Nania, Nasia, Netia and Sadia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nadia.