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 is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2119 out of 4276, Top 50%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nia for girls. Nia reached its highest rank of #307 in the U.S. in 2000. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mia (#6), Nia (#487), Nyah and Nya. (2014 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nia.