Name Mia Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Mia


Mia is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Mia?

Mia is a diminutive of the name Maria, which derived from the Hebrew name Mirjam. It is a common name in e.g. Germany and Scandinavia.

What does the name Mia mean?

Mia means “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one”, “beloved” or “wished for child” (from Maria and Mirjam).

Pronunciation of Mia

Notable people with the name

  • Athletes: Mia Hamm (born 1972), American soccer player · Mia Strömmer (born 1974), Finnish hammer thrower · Mia Newley (born 1988), Australian basketball player · Mia Manganello (born 1989), American speed skater · Mia Zschocke (born 1998), German handball player
  • Artists, musicians and actors: Mia Farrow (born 1945), American actress · Mia Martini (1947 - 1995), Italian singer · Mia Nygren (born 1960), Swedish actress · Mia Zabelka (born 1963), Austrian composer · Mia Zapata (1965 - 1993), American musician · Mia Michaels (born 1966), American choreographer · Mia Kirshner (born 1975), Canadian actress · Mia Aegerter (born 1976), Swiss pop singer and actress · Mia Tyler (born 1978), American actress · Mia Florentine Weiss, (born 1980), German performance artist · Mia Hansen-Løve (born 1981), French film director · Mia Diekow (born 1986), German voice actress and singer · Mia Wasikowska (born 1989), Australian actress · Mia Goth (born 1993), British actress

Variants of the name Mia

Miah Mya Myah Mía Mïa

Parents who like the name Mia also like

Emma Mila Sophia Ella Noah Sophie Emily Liam Emilia Olivia Isabella Charlotte Amelia Lily Lucas Hannah Ava Benjamin Alexander Maya

Popularity of the name Mia

The name Mia is ranked #4 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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