Mia - girls name

Mia name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Mia name meaning:

The name Mia is of Italian origin and is often considered a diminutive or nickname for names such as Maria or Amelia. While Mia itself doesn't have a specific meaning, Maria, from which Mia is derived, is related to the Hebrew name Miriam. Miriam is commonly associated with the root word "marar," which means "bitter."

Therefore, by extension, Mia can be interpreted as a name with a meaning related to "bitterness" or "sorrow." However, it's essential to note that in modern usage, Mia is generally appreciated for its simplicity and is not commonly associated with its historical roots. Instead, it's often seen as a charming and short name on its own.

Origin: Latin


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Overall UK ranking: 9 out of 5581

2168 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Mia

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Mia from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Mia in 2024