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Meaning and name origin

Nea \nea\ as a girl's name is of Gaelic and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Nea is "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nea is a variant of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili): also short form of names with the -nia ending, used as an independent name after the fashion of Mia.


Nea has 3 variant forms: Niah, Nya, Nyah.


Nea is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nia (#487), Nyah and Nya. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nia, Nya, Nyah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nia, Nya, Nyah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nea is also pronounced similarly to Na-, Naia, Noa and Noe. Other suggested similar baby names are Bea, Dea, Lea, Mea, Neda, Neka, Nel, Nela, Nena, Nera, Neta, Neva, Rea, Tea and Zea. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nea.