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Mia

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #404 All Time
  • #6 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Mia" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1933 6 6 0
1940 5 5 0
1942 7 7 0
1943 8 8 0
1944 9 9 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 13 13 0
1947 14 14 0
1948 18 18 0
1949 23 23 0
1950 20 20 0
1951 28 28 0
1952 31 31 0
1953 31 31 0
1954 46 46 0
1955 42 42 0
1956 39 39 0
1957 40 40 0
1958 33 33 0
1959 51 51 0
1960 52 52 0
1961 48 48 0
1962 85 85 0
1963 104 104 0
1964 300 300 0
1965 1,054 1,054 0
1966 720 720 0
1967 738 738 0
1968 682 682 0
1969 461 461 0
1970 487 487 0
1971 482 482 0
1972 415 415 0
1973 349 349 0
1974 390 390 0
1975 367 367 0
1976 355 355 0
1977 445 445 0
1978 533 525 8
1979 606 601 5
1980 685 680 5
1981 718 718 0
1982 548 548 0
1983 469 469 0
1984 452 452 0
1985 498 498 0
1986 491 491 0
1987 549 544 5
1988 620 620 0
1989 674 658 16
1990 780 780 0
1991 779 779 0
1992 821 821 0
1993 800 794 6
1994 859 859 0
1995 1,101 1,101 0
1996 1,689 1,689 0
1997 2,493 2,493 0
1998 2,566 2,566 0
1999 2,736 2,736 0
2000 3,454 3,449 5 #93 girl name
2001 3,921 3,916 5 #76 girl name
2002 6,266 6,256 10 #43 girl name
2003 7,092 7,080 12 #36 girl name
2004 7,411 7,394 17 #30 girl name
2005 10,855 10,840 15 #17 girl name
2006 12,036 12,018 18 #13 girl name
2007 10,931 10,907 24 #15 girl name
2008 10,176 10,166 10 #14 girl name
2009 11,429 11,410 19 #10 girl name
2010 10,635 10,624 11 #10 girl name
2011 11,519 11,512 7 #9 girl name
2012 12,008 11,998 10 #8 girl name
2013 13,127 13,111 16 #6 girl name
2014 13,455 13,442 13 #6 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Mia? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173,788 babies born with the name Mia in the United States. That's more than enough Mias to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Mia" was in 2014 with a total of 13,442 babies. (That's a lot of baby Mias)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mia" ranks #16 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 61 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 12,008 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Mia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Mia as well as things modernly associated with the name Mia such as celebrities named Mia.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Mia

The name "Mia" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow is an actress and activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to present. Mia was born in 1945 as Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Mia Sara

Mia Sara is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Mia was born in 1967 as Mia Sarapochiello in Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.

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Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner is an actress, activist, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Mia was born in 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm is a football biography. Mia was born in 1972 in Selma, Alabama, United States.

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Mia Tyler

Mia Tyler is a plus-size model and actress. Mia was born in 1978 as Mia Abagale Tallarico in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

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Mia Maestro

Mia Maestro is an actress and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1 to present. Mia was born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Aim". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mia". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Mia born May 13, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 1750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Name poster for Mia

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