Mia

Mia - A popular female name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mia, meaning mine; bitter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1951 on position #2086. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Mia. The baby girl name Mia was given to 11,940 baby girls in 2012, ranking #8 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 118 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mia peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 8.



Famous with this name

Mia Wasikowska
Mia Goth
Mia Sara


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Mia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mia is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #4 - and is the least popular in Maine at position #68.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Mia is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Mia is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Mia goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Mia origin and meaning

Mia is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means mine; bitter. To see famous people named Mia, pop culture references for the name Mia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Mia, sorted by popularity.

Minnie / Mae / Maya / Mamie / Mya / Mona / May / Maia / Mina / Myah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20128
20119
201010
200910
200814
200715
200613
200517
200430
200336
200243
200176
200094
1999121
1998131
1997129
1996179
1995254
1994312
1993331
1992329
1991337
1990347
1989387
1988380
1987412
1986441
1985438
1984456
1983440
1982415
1981334
1980349
1979364
1978401
1977446
1976500
1975505
1974460
1973506
1972455
1971435
1970441
1969456
1968339
1967320
1966331
1965265
1964563
19631081
19621259
19611866
19601523
19591531
19571609
19562318
19551652
19541439
19532177
19521722
19512086

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico4
Arizona4
Texas4
Nevada5
California5
Florida5
Hawaii5
New Jersey6
Connecticut6
Rhode Island6
Illinois7
New York8
Washington9
Massachusetts9
Pennsylvania9
Colorado10
Maryland11
Delaware14
Nebraska14
Louisiana15
Oregon15
Wyoming16
Oklahoma16
District of Columbia16
Montana16
North Carolina16
Kansas18
Indiana19
Michigan19
Alaska20
Arkansas21
New Hampshire22
Utah22
Iowa23
Wisconsin24
Ohio24
Missouri24
Virginia24
Tennessee25
Idaho28
Georgia29
West Virginia35
Minnesota35
South Dakota35
North Dakota37
Mississippi40
Kentucky42
Alabama50
South Carolina58
Vermont65
Maine68

Even more about Mia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Mia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Mia?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 118
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1951
2012 births +11,940

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