Nia

Nia - A very unique female name



  May 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nia, meaning brilliance, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1965 on position #2506. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nia? 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 Nia. The baby girl name Nia was given to 637 baby girls in 2012, ranking #461 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,219 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nia peaked in popularity 17 years ago in 2000 on position 307.



Famous with this name

Nia Long
Nia Vardalos
Nia Peeples


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Nia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nia is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #161 - and is the least popular in Colorado at position #989.

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 Nia is where you live.


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Nia origin and meaning

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

Similar to Nia

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

Naomi / Nina / Noemi / Nannie / Nona / Nan / Nya / Nyah / Neha / Niya /

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
2012461
2011495
2010473
2009486
2008464
2007407
2006380
2005405
2004355
2003347
2002318
2001311
2000307
1999363
1998334
1997376
1996443
1995492
1994538
1993522
1992696
1991603
1990819
19891189
19881140
19871219
1986914
19851010
19841463
19831259
19821339
19811279
19801064
19791474
19781340
19771423
19761271
19751112
1974628
19731837
19721589
19712927
19662525
19652506

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia161
Connecticut231
Maryland242
New York276
New Jersey295
Illinois300
Georgia318
Florida373
North Carolina378
Ohio395
Massachusetts418
Missouri433
Pennsylvania435
Arizona454
Wisconsin464
Louisiana481
Tennessee483
Virginia483
California500
Oregon528
Alabama540
Nevada547
South Carolina569
Michigan592
Washington625
Minnesota627
Indiana643
Texas651
Utah758
Colorado989

Even more about Nia


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 Nia a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Nia?

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
2000
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Nia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,219
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1965
2012 births +637

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