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What does Nyah mean?

Nyah [nyah] as a name for girls has the meaning "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nyah is an alternate form of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili) with the prefix Ny-.


Nyah has 3 variants: Nea, Niah and Nya.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Nedah, Nyahl, ..

(male) Nyan, Nyar, ..

How popular is Nyah?

Nyah is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Nyah is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the baby name history of Nyah for girls. Nyah entered the list in 2000 and reached its top position of #504 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is presently at #1265. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Nyah (#1265 from current records) are Nia (#487 from current records) and Nya (#1249). Other forms, like Nea, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Nyah was common 13 years ago (usage of 0.1%) and is somewhat lower today, with the form Nyah going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names


Nyah is pronounced similarly to Na-, Naia, Noa and Noe. Other recommended names are Adah, Alah, Asyah, Avah, Beah, Cyrah, Dayah, Dynah, Elah, Evah, Inah, Kiah, Kylah, Kyrah, Leah, Lydah, Lylah, Lynah, Mayah, Miah, Mykah, Myrah, Nan, Nat, Nayad, Nonah, Norah, Nyad, Nyada, Nyla, Nylah, Nyna, Nysa, Nyx, Orah and Unah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nyah.