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What does Nya mean?

Nya /nya/ as a name for girls means "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nya is an alternate form of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili) with the suffix -ya.


Nya has 3 variants: Nea, Niah and Nyah.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Naya, Noa, ..

(male) Nyal, Nyane, ..

How popular is Nya?

Nya is a rare given name for women. Nya is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Nya for girls. Nya entered the list in 1998 and reached its peak position of #617 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is presently at #1249. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nya name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nya outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the girl name Nya and associated names. Nia (#487 last year) and Nyah (#1265) are the popular alternative forms of Nya (#1249 last year). Adoption of these relations of Nya was widespread 13 years ago (adoption of 0.09%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.05%, 47.2% less), with the form Nyah becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nya, Nia, Nyah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nya and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Nya is pronounced similarly to Na-, Naia, Noa and Noe. Other recommended names are Aya, Mya, Nyad, Nyla, Nyna, Nysa and Nyx. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nya.