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Meaning of Mia

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The name Mia has the following meaning:

Star of the sea. Derived from Maria.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Mia is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 36 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Mia rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 4 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 10 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Mia in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Mia is pronounced as mee-ah


Mia originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Mia and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Mia: Boys - Aurelio, Elmo, Fabian, Lucian, Prince, Sylvan, Taurus, Girls - Arabella, Aurelia, Bella, Dabria, Dalmace, Francesca, Gloria, Harmony, Honora, Lara, Lelia, Livia, Miah, Nona, Pollie, Renita, Silvia, Veronica, Viola, Both genders - Adria, Julia, Justine, Milan, Rose, Ruby


Popular Variants for the name Mia: Mea, Meah, Meea, Meeah, Meeya, Meya, Miah (Latin), Miya (Japanese), Miyah


We think the name Mia should fall under the following style category: Cute Names.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Mia to be: Smal, well-tanned and pretty woman

In one word, you might describe Mia as a(n) "pretty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Mia (or its variants) are:

Mia Farrow, born on 9 February, a famous actress. Mia Farrow's background: An American actress. Farrow has appeared in more than forty films and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe award (and seven additional Golden Globe nominations), three BAFTA Film Award nominations, and a win for best actress at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Mia Hamm, born on 17 March, a famous athlete. Mia Hamm's background: A former American soccer player. Playing for many years as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team, she scored more international goals in her career than any other player, male or female, in the history of the sport (158).

Mia Kirshner , born on 25 January, a famous actress. Mia Kirshner 's background: A Canadian actress who works in movies and television series.
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