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

Nadia has 7 more different forms via Nadine: Nadeen, Nadena, Nadene, Nadina, Nadyna, Nadyne and Naydeen.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nadia name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nadia, Nadine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.