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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 16 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations | 💬 1 Comments
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Gender: Female

Origin: Swahili

Meaning: Intention

Pronunciation: NEE-ah, /ˈniːə/, N AY AH

Popularity Rank: #5,922

On this page:

  • 1. Nia Meaning
  • 2. Nia Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Nia
  • 4. Translations of Nia
  • 5. Nia Name Popularity
  • 6. Nia popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Nia
  • 8. Nicknames for Nia
  • 9. Nia Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Nia

Nia Meaning

Swahili name meaning 'purpose' or 'intention'. It also has roots in Welsh and means 'bright' or 'radiant'. Nia is a popular name in various cultures and is often associated with positivity and determination.

Nia also means "Intention, Female Champion, Aim, Objective, Goal, Purpose, Beauty, Brightness, God Gifted".

Nia is commonly found in United States of America, Malaysia, United Kingdom, and 85 more countries.

Nia Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: NEE-ah

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈniːə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: N AY AH

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Nia Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Nia is recorded 9,714 times globally, ranking it as the 5,922th most common name worldwide.

Nia is most prevalent in United States of America, with 2,110 occurrences, making it the 1,728th most popular name in the country.

In Georgia, the name Nia is found among 1 in every 184 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Nia Popularity by Country

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United States of America#1,7281 : 857
Malaysia#7481 : 1,121
United Kingdom#1,1441 : 542
Saudi Arabia#4,7921 : 5,092
Colombia#2,7061 : 2,559
Singapore#1,0381 : 1,633
Taiwan#2111 : 792
Morocco#4,2631 : 4,424
Italy#6,2711 : 5,825
France#6,0811 : 6,756
Hong Kong#1,4611 : 2,221
United Arab Emirates#3,8821 : 5,265
Spain#4,0051 : 3,996
Oman#4,2351 : 5,228
Algeria#7,3861 : 11,469
Canada#3,7021 : 3,299
Chile#3,7581 : 5,882
South Africa#11,4731 : 25,214
Georgia#1481 : 184
Peru#5,7031 : 11,364
Mexico#7,8921 : 10,853
Qatar#3,7671 : 6,011
Bulgaria#1,2101 : 808
Kuwait#6,8281 : 11,964
Netherlands#6,9391 : 7,158
Brunei Darussalam#4131 : 1,690
Indonesia#3691 : 1,007
Germany#7,2141 : 8,334
India#11,6291 : 22,405
Turkey#15,6541 : 27,538
Bahrain#4,0531 : 7,409
Jamaica#1,2861 : 2,286
Egypt#44,0481 : 71,687
Brazil#13,0131 : 26,184
Macao#1,7141 : 3,615
Costa Rica#3,9051 : 5,210
Nigeria#18,2391 : 44,603
Bolivia#6,1891 : 13,694
Belgium#8,2271 : 12,033
Finland#3,0041 : 5,168
Portugal#3,5401 : 6,728
Russia#13,9481 : 17,689
Iran#6,4231 : 8,388

List of countries the name Nia is rarely found

Nia popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Nia from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Nia

  • Nia Abdallah is a Athlete from US.
  • Nia Ali is a Athletic from US.
  • Nia Burks is a Artist from US.
  • Nia Caron is a Actor from United Kingdom.
  • Nia Coffey is a Basket from US.
  • Nia Daniati is a Actor from Indonesia.
  • Nia Dennis is a Gymnast from US.
  • Nia Dinata is a Film from Indonesia.
  • Nia Franklin is a Model from US.
  • Nia Gill is a Politician from US.
  • Nia Grant is a Player from US.
  • Nia Griffith is a Politician from United Kingdom.
  • Nia Jax is a Wrestling from US.
  • Nia Jones is a Football from United Kingdom.
  • Nia K. Foxx is a Novelist from US.
  • Nia King is a Artist from US.
  • Nia Künzer
    Nia Künzer is a Football from Germany.
  • Nia Long is a Actor from US.
  • Nia Love is a Dancer from US.
  • Nia Medi is a Novelist from United Kingdom.
  • Nia Misikea is a Sport.
  • Nia Peeples is a Actor from US.
  • Nia Ramadhani is a Actor from Indonesia.
  • Nia Roberts (actress)
    Nia Roberts (actress) is a Actor from United Kingdom.
  • Nia Roberts (presenter)
    Nia Roberts (presenter) is a Radio from United Kingdom.
  • Nia Sanchez is a Beauty_pageant from US.
  • Nia Sharma is a Actor from India.
  • Nia Sioux is a Dancer from US.
  • Nia Tsivtsivadze is a Model from Georgia.
  • Nia Vardalos is a Actor from Canada.
  • Nia Williams is a Football from US.
  • Nia Zulkarnaen is a Actor from Indonesia.
  • Nia-Malika Henderson
    Nia-Malika Henderson is a Journalist.
  • Niagara (painter and singer)
    Niagara (painter and singer) is a Singer from US.
  • Nial Fennelly is a Judge from Ireland.
  • Nial Fulton is a Producer from Australia.
  • Nial Gandarilla is a Singer from Bolivia.
  • Nial J. Wheate is a Chemist from Australia.
  • Nial R. Hysell is a Politician from US.
  • Nial Ring is a Politician from Ireland.
  • Nial Tanvir is a Astronomer from United Kingdom.
  • Niala Boodhoo is a Producer from US.
  • Niala Collazo Hidalgo-Gato
    Niala Collazo Hidalgo-Gato is a Chess from Cuba.
  • Niall Andrews is a Politician from Ireland.
  • Niall Annett is a Rugby from Ireland.
  • Niall Arthur is a Hurler from Ireland.
  • Niall Ashdown is a Comedian from United Kingdom.
  • Niall Binns is a Poet from United Kingdom.
  • Niall Blair is a Politician from Australia.
  • Niall Blaney is a Politician from Ireland.

Nicknames for Nia

Nini, Nia-licious, Nia-licious, Nia-boo, Nia Belle, Nia-mazing, Nia-berry, Nia-dorable, Nia-star, Nia-licious

Nia Name Poster

Nia Name Poster

Names similar to Nia

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Comments (1)

Vishal khatri Jun 11, 2017

Meaning of girl name Nia / Niya in Sanskrit ■ 》♥Nia / Niya/Niyaa निया- incur, to pass over (with carriage), to fall into
♧■♧ Ida इडा-comfort,earth, heaven, cow, libation, recreation, animation, speech, godess of speech, vital spirit, stream & flow of worship & praise [a name of godess of sacrifice and worship]
# Eeda ईडा-commendation, praise
# Idika इडिका-earth
# Ilasuta इलासुता-daughter of earth(Sita)

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