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What does Nyad mean?

Nyad Pronunciation of Nyad [nyad] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Nyad means "water nymph". Nyad is a variant form of Naida (Greek).

Associated with: greek, water, nymph (goddess).


Nyad has 2 variants: Naiad and Nayad.

4 more related forms via Naida: Naia, Naiada, Niada and Nyada.

Creative forms:
(female) Niad, Nyadi, ..

(male) Nyar, Nyne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nyad Vivien (N.V.), ..

How popular is Nyad?

Nyad is an uncommon first name for females. Nyad is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Nyad (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Naida and Naia. Other forms, like Naiad, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Nyad was widespread among parents in 2003 (median #1981). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Naia, Naida in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Glad, Mead, Na-, Nada, Nady, Nan, Nat, Nea, Nia, Niah, Noa, Nya, Nyah, Nyla, Nylah, Nyna, Nysa, Nyx and Read. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nyad.

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