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Mia

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203k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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632
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mia

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

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From German and North Germanic Mia.

  1. A female given name.

Mia was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Mia

Mia was born on February 10th, 1993 in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Mia Wasikowska is an actor and actress. She was most active from 2004 to present. Mia was born on October 14th, 1989 in Canberra.

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Mia Farrow is an actress and activist. She was most active from 1959 to present. Mia was given the name María de Lourdes Villiers Farrow by her parents John Farrow and Maureen O'Sullivan on February 9th, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Mia was born on July 1st, 1992 in Palm Springs, California, U.S.

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Mia Sara is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Mia was given the name Mia Sarapochiello on June 19th, 1967 in Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.

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Mia Goth is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Mia was given the name Mia Gypsy Mello Da Silva Goth .

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mia

Pia Mia is a musician. She has been prominent since 2009. Pia was given the name Pia Mia Perez on September 19th, 1996 in Guam, United States.

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Mia is a pop music and dance-pop musician. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Mia was given the name Vilija Pilibaitytė on July 19th, 1983 in Kaukolikai, Klaipėda, Lithuania.

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Bande Ali Mia was a poet, writer, artist, and lyricist. Bande was born on January 17th, 1906 in Narayanpur, Pabna, East Bengal. He breathed his last breath on June 27th, 1979.

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Rosa Mia was an actress, film director, actor, and actressandfilm director. She was most prominent from 1946 to 1980. Rosa was given the name Rosita Quinto Stecza in 1925. Rosa is also known as Ka Oncha, Stecza, and Rosita Quinto. She breathed her last breath on November 28th, 2006.

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Mamun Mia is a soccer player for the Sheikh Russel KC and Bangladesh national football team. Mamun was born on September 11th, 1987 in Dhaka.

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Lal was born in 1903. Lal is also known as Chowdhury Abd-Allah Zaheeruddin. He breathed his last breath in 1967.

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How popular is the baby 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 721 721 0
1967 738 738 0
1968 682 682 0
1969 462 462 0
1970 487 487 0
1971 482 482 0
1972 416 416 0
1973 349 349 0
1974 390 390 0
1975 368 368 0
1976 355 355 0
1977 444 444 0
1978 531 523 8
1979 607 602 5
1980 685 680 5
1981 718 718 0
1982 548 548 0
1983 471 471 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 2,737 2,737 0
2000 3,455 3,450 5 #93 girl name
2001 3,922 3,917 5 #76 girl name
2002 6,267 6,257 10 #43 girl name
2003 7,093 7,081 12 #36 girl name
2004 7,412 7,395 17 #30 girl name
2005 10,857 10,842 15 #17 girl name
2006 12,039 12,021 18 #13 girl name
2007 10,938 10,914 24 #15 girl name
2008 10,177 10,167 10 #14 girl name
2009 11,439 11,420 19 #10 girl name
2010 10,641 10,630 11 #10 girl name
2011 11,532 11,525 7 #9 girl name
2012 12,022 12,012 10 #8 girl name
2013 13,157 13,141 16 #6 girl name
2014 13,514 13,501 13 #6 girl name
2015 14,888 14,871 17 #6 girl name
2016 14,380 14,366 14 #6 girl name

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Popularity of Mia as a first name

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Popularity of Mia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mia U.S.
  White 16.30% 64.26%
  African American 5.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 56.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.11% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mia

People with the last name Mia are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mia

  • How Popular is the name Mia? Mia is the 364th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Mia was the 6th most popular name. As a last name Mia was the 35,582nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 203,211 babies born with the first name Mia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mia to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Mia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mia is Saturday, November 7th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Mia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mia was in 2015 with a total of 14,871 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mia!
  • Random Mia Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mia ranks 29th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 25 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Mia: Your name in reverse order is Aim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 632 people with the last name Mia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mia as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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