What does Nakia mean?
Nakia /na-kia/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of American derivation. Nakia is an alternate form of Na- (American) with the suffix -kia.
How popular is Nakia?
Nakia is a very popular first name for women (#1274 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Nakia for girls. Nakia entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #555 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Natosha is the only other prominent variation form of Nakia ranked in the Top 1000. Forms like Natavia are uncommon. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.2225%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with the version Nakia becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Nakia and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Nakia▼ is alike in pronunciation to Neka, Nika, Niki▼, Nikia and Nykia. Other recommended similar baby names are Lakia, Nadia▲, Naia, Nania, Nasia, Nasya, Nicia and Zakia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nakia.