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The baby name Nyah is thought to be a derivative of Nia. It saw some popularity during the early 2000s, but it fell off the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States in 2003. It has potential Gaelic and Swahili origins, and it pairs well with most classic American middle names. Choose Nyah for a unique name that doesn't sound too unusual.

Meaning of the name Nyah:

Gaelic: Lustrous
Swahili: Purpose

Origin of the name Nyah:

The exact origin of Nyah is unknown. It's possible that it's an Americanized take on the name Nia, which is likely derived from the Gaelic name Niamh. Nia is also a popular Swahili name that means “purpose.”

Symbolism of the name Nyah:

Because Nyah means “lustrous,” new parents may find symbolism here. They may see their newborn as a shining light in their lives or in the world. For parents who feel the name has origins in the Swahili language, you may see your newborn as a symbol of your purpose in life.

Style of the name Nyah:


Gender of the name Nyah:

Nyah is a girl's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Nyah:

NYE-uh or NEE-uh

Number of syllables in the name Nyah:


Emotion evoked from the name Nyah:

The baby name Nyah evokes images of someone who is beautiful and bold.

Alternative spellings for the name Nyah:

Nicknames for the name Nyah:


Popularity of the name Nyah:

According to the Social Security Administration, Nyah was a top 1,000 baby name for girls between 2000 and 2003. It last ranked at number 813 in 2003.

Related names for the name Nyah:

  • Nia
  • Dayah
  • Nyla 
  • Nysa
  • Norah
  • Lylah

Great middle names for Nyah and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Nyah:


Nyahs in popular culture:

  • Nyah Nordoff-Hall (character in the movie “Mission Impossible II”)
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