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


Nia is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Nia?

Nia is a Welsh variant of the Irish name Niamh, but also an Eastern African name and a Bulgarian short form Eugenia. In English and Georgian, Nia is a diminutive of names ending in “-nia”, e.g. Antonia.

What does the name Nia mean?

Nia means “bright” (from Niamh), “purpose” (in Swahili), “luck” (in Setswana) and “well born” (from Eugenia).

Other variants and nicknames

Nia can also be spelled Niah, Niia and Nya. Similar first names are Noah, Nina, Neo, Noemi, Nino, Naomi, Noa, Niabi, Niala, Nialni, Niang and Niara. A male version of Nia is Nio. Popular nicknames are Ni, Nili, Nini, Ninsi and Nya. Anagrams for Nia are Ain, Ani, Ian and Ina.

There are many middle names that go well with Nia. The trending ones are Nia Joanna, Nia Lilly, Nia Liliana, Nia Valentina, Nia Isabelle, Nia Elouise, Nia Kacie and Nia Penelope. All time favorites among parents are Nia Caitlin, Nia Keira, Nia Honor, Nia Briana, Nia Stephany, Nia Laura, Nia Kourtney, Nia Ashlie, Nia Angelina, Nia Dakota and Nia Candance.

Famous people named Nia

  • Indian model and actress Nia Sharma (born 1990) was born as Neha Sharma.
  • CNN’s leading political analyst Nia-Malika Henderson (born 1974) married her wife, a doctor, in 2019.
  • The Australian-born American wrestler Nia Jax whose real name is Savelina Fanene (born 1984) ended her professional WWE career in 2021.
  • Dancer Nia Sioux (born 2001) was born as Nia Sioux Frazier. She is famous for participating in the TV show “Dance Moms”. She has since started a YouTube-Channel and became an Influencer.

Fun Facts

  • “Nia Nia” (2021) is a song by artist EHNA.

Pronunciation of Nia

Variants of the name Nia

Niah Niia Nya

Parents who like the name Nia also like

Mia Mila Emma Zoe Ella Maya Noah Nora Emilia Lilly Ivy Nina Luna Amelie Lara Hanna Tia Milo Lana Finn

Popularity of the name Nia

The name Nia is ranked #1122 overall.

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