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What does Lia mean?

Lia Pronunciation of Lia as a girls' name is pronounced LEE-ah. It is of Latin origin. Short form of names like Amelia, Rosalia, and Evangelia "bringer of the gospel". Used as an independent name in Italy. See also Lea and Leah. Writer Lia Matera.



VARIANTS Leeya, Liya


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA AMELIA, EVANGELIA, LEA, LEAH, ROSALIA Amy, Delia, Em, Emma, Lea, Lee, Leia, Leigh, Malia, Melia



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How popular is Lia?

Lia is a very prominent first name for women (#1435 out of 4276, Top 34%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#37480 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Lia was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #246 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Amelia (#8 FROM RECENT DATA), Amy (#205), Analia (#746), Delia (#1397), Emma (#1), Lea (#708), Leah (#41), Lee, Leia (#296), Leigh, Liya (#1756), Malia (#254), Melia (#1968) and Rosalia (#1556) are the popular related forms of Lia (#246) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Lia reached its most widespread in the 1880s (USAGE OF 2.6%) and has remained as conventional to this day (USAGE 2.5%, 1.4% LESS). Emma is a perennial favorite, although Leah appears to be becoming a favorite too, while forms like Lee have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lia, Amelia, Amy, Analia, Delia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emma, Lea, Leah, Lee, Leia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leigh, Liya, Malia, Melia, Rosalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Amy, Emma, Lea, Leah, Leia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lia is alike in pronunciation to La-, Lee, Leia, Leigh, Leya, Lou and Lu. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Gia, Kia, Lib, Liba, Lida, Lil, Lila, Lin, Lina, Lira, Lis, Lisa, Lita, Liv, Liva, Liz, Liza, Mia, Nia, Pia, Ria, Tia, Xia and Zia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lia.