What does Nia mean?
Nia [nia] as a girls' 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.
Associated with: gaelic.
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How popular is Nia?
Nia is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2119 out of 4276, Top 50%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Nia was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #307 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is currently at #442. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Nia (#442 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Mea, Mia (#6 a year ago), Miah (#615), Nya (#1281) and Nyah (#1401). Usage of these relations of Nia reached its most widespread 2 years ago (adoption of 0.93%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.86%, ▼7%), but with the version Nyah becoming less in vogue. Mia, Miah and Nia are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.
Nia▲ is alike in pronunciation to Na-, Naia, Noa▲ and Noe. Other recommended names are Gia▲, Kia▼, Lia▲, Nic, Nika, Nila, Nina, Nira, Nis, Nita▼, Nix, Pia, Ria, Tia▼, Xia and Zia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nia.See names in meaning and etymology.