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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.

Baby names that sound like Nia are Naia and Noa.

Popularity of Nia

Nia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2119 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Nia
Popularity of Nia