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What does Nea mean?

Nea Pronunciation of Nea [nea] as a name for girls means "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nea is a variant form of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili).


Nea has 3 variants: Niah, Nya and Nyah.

Creative forms:
(female) Naea, Neia, ..

(male) Nean, Near, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nea Arayah (N.A.), ..

How popular is Nea?

Nea is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#132259 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Nia (#442 last year), Nya (#1281) and Nyah (#1401) are the popular related forms of Nea (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Nea were popular as baby names 14 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less common today, with the version Nyah going out of style. Nia has been the overall favorite. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nia, Nya, Nyah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nea and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nea is alike in pronunciation to Na-, Naia, Noa and Noe. Other recommended names are Bea, Dea, Lea, Mea, Neda, Neka, Nel, Nela, Nena, Nera, Neta, Neva, Rea, Tea and Zea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nea.

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