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Meaning of Nia

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The name Nia has the following meaning:

One who has a purpose. Also means "brilliance" in Welsh, derived from the Welsh name Niamh.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Nia is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 343 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Nia fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 27 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 489 in the Top 1000 charts.

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


The name Nia is pronounced as nee-ah


Nia originates from the African language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Nia and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Nia: Boys - Amare, Dakarai, Daktari, Daniachew, Danso, Demissie, Diallo, Diji, Donkor, Dume, Jabari, Girls - Anaya, Anika, Ashanti, Ayana, Ayanna, Dada, Dayo, Deka, Delu, Kya, Latasha, Both genders - Damisi, Kamari, Makena, Nalo


Popular Variants for the name Nia: Neya, Niah, Niya, Niyah, Nya (African), Nyah (African)


We think the name Nia should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Nia to be: Capable and attractive woman

In one word, you might describe Nia as a(n) "capable" person.

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Famous persons

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

Nia Peeples, born on 10 December, a famous singer. Nia Peeples's background: An American R&B and dance music singer and actress.

Nia Vardalos, born on 24 September , a famous actress. Nia Vardalos's background: A Golden Globe-nominated Canadian-American actress, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and producer.

Nia Long , born on 30 October, a famous actress. Nia Long 's background: A three-time Image Award-winning American actress and occasional music video director. She is best known for her roles in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Soul Food, Love Jones, The Best Man, Big Momma's House (and sequel), Third Watch, Are We There Yet? (and sequel),.
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