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Mia may be one of the most popular names in the country right now, but that hasn't always been the case. As a matter of fact, until the 1960s, it wasn't even thought of as a name at all, just a nickname. But don't let that deter you from choosing this trendy moniker that's cute fun and and has a special meaning in some cultures.

Meaning of the name Mia:

Italian: Mine
Spanish: Mine
Hebrew: Nickname for Miryam
Scandanavian: Nickname for Maria

Origin of the name Mia:

Mia was originally a nickname for names like Maria or the Hebrew Miryam. However, it's become a popular baby name in its own right in recent years. It's particularly beloved in Italian and Spanish cultures, where the word “mia” means “mine.”

Symbolism of the name Mia:

In many languages, the word “mia” means “mine,” and many parents have translated that to mean “wished for a child.” So, Mia symbolizes a child born after a strong desire to become a parent.

Style of the name Mia:

Trendy

Gender of the name Mia:

Mia is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Mia:

MI-yah or MEE-ah

Number of syllables in the name Mia:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Mia:

The name Mia evokes the image of a girl who is cute, fun and adventurous.

Alternative spellings for the name Mia:

Nicknames for the name Mia:

Popularity of the name Mia:

Mias has consistently been one of the top 100 baby girl names since 200 and one of the top 10 since 2009. In 2020, it ranked at number eight.

Related names for the name Mia:

Great middle names for Mia and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Mia:

  • Mia Tyler (actress and model)
  • Mia Farrow (actress)
  • Mia Hamm (soccer player)
  • Mia X (rapper)
  • Mia Kirshner (actress and writer)
  • Mia Michaels (choreographer)

Mias in popular culture:

  • Mia Watanabe (character on the TV show “Power Rangers”)
  • Mia Warren (character in the novel and series “Little Fires Everywhere”)
  • Mia St.Clair (American Girl character)
  • Mia Thermopolis (character in “The Princess Diaries” movies)
  • Mia Toretto (character in “The Fast and the Furious” movies)
  • Mia Wallace (character in the movie “Pulp Fiction”)