What does Nya mean?
Nya /nya/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Nya's roots are Gaelic and Swahili, and the name Nya means "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nya is an alternate form of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili). Naya is a common last name.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Nya for girls. Nya entered the list in 1999 and reached its peak position of #617 in the U.S. in the year 2001, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Nya and associated names. Nia (#487 last year) and Nyah are the popular alternative forms of Nya. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in 2001 (usage of 0.523%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.171%, down 67.3%), with the forms Nya and Nyah becoming less stylish. Nia (#487) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)