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What does Nadia mean?

Nadia Pronunciation of Nadia [na-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.

Associated with: russian, hope.


Nadia has 14 variants: Nada, Nadege, Nadejda, Nadezhda, Nadie, Nadija, Nadiya, Nadja, Nady, Nadya, Nadyenka, Nadzia, Nata and Natka.

6 more different relations via Nadine: Nadeen, Nadena, Nadene, Nadina, Nadyna and Nadyne.

Creative forms:
(female) Nasdia, Niadia, ..

(male) Nanim, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nadia Aspen (N.A.), ..

How popular is Nadia?

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)

Nadia entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #178 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is presently at #345. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nadia name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Nada, Nadene, Nadine (#1424 via latest list) and Nadya are the prominent related forms of Nadia (#345 via latest list). Other variants, like Nadena, are seldom used. These forms of Nadia were at the top of their popularity in 2005 (adoption of 0.13%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.06%, down 53%), with the form Nadine becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nadia, Nada, Nadene, Nadine, Nadya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nadia is pronounced similarly to Naiada, Naida, Neda, Nedda, Neddie, Nedi, Needia, Niada, Nidia, Nyada and Nydia. Other recommended names are Adia, Amadia, Ardia, Basia, Candia, Dalia, Daria, Fabia, Fadia, Gaia, Hadia, Halia, Hania, Hedia, India, Jamia, Kacia, Kadia, Kalia, Kasia, Kazia, Lalia, Latia, Lidia, Lydia, Maia, Maria, Media, Nabila, Nadhifa, Nadira, Nadirah, Nadra, Naia, Naiad, Naila, Naima, Nakia, Nalea, Nania, Nanna, Narda, Nari, Nasia, Nasya, Nelia, Netia, Nicia, Novia, Pavia, Rasia, Sadia, Samia, Saria, Shadia, Tacia, Tajia, Talia, Tania, Tatia, Vania, Wardia, Xavia and Zalia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nadia.

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