Meaning and name origin
Nya \n-ya\ as a girl's name is of Gaelic and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Nya is "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nya is a variant of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili): also short form of names with the -nia ending, used as an independent name after the fashion of Mia. Fairly unusual as a given name.
Nya is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nya for girls. Nya reached its highest rank of #617 in the U.S. in 2001 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nya and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nia (#487), Nyah and Nya. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).