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Nia meaning and name origin
Nia \nia\ as a girl's name is pronounced NEE-ah. It is of Gaelic and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Nia is "lustrous; goal, purpose". Also short form of names with the -nia ending, used as an independent name after the fashion of Mia. Actresses Nia Peeples, Nia Long.
Nia has 4 variant forms: Nea, Niah, Nya and Nyah.
Nia is also pronounced similarly to Na-, Naia, Noa and Noe. Other suggested similar baby names are Gia, Kia, Lia, Nic, Nika, Nila, Nina, Nira, Nis, Nita, Nix, Pia, Ria, Tia, Xia and Zia.
Popularity of Nia
Nia is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2119 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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