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Meaning and Origin

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Short for Antonia.

  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Nia

Nia was born on May 29th, 1984 in Honolulu. Nia is also known as Fanene, Saveline (real name), Zada, Lina, Jax, and Nia.

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Nia Long is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Nia was given the name Nitara Carlynn Long on October 30th, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Nia Vardalos is an actress, director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Nia was given the name Antonia Eugenia Vardalos on September 24th, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Nia Peeples is an actress, singer, and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1981. Nia was given the name Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples on December 10th, 1961 in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Nia Sharma is an actress. She has been prominent since 2010. Nia was given the name Neha Sharma on September 17th, 1991 in Delhi.

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She holds the title Miss Nevada USA 2014, Miss USA 2014, and Miss Nevada USA. Nia was given the name Nia Temple Sanchez on February 15th, 1990 in Sacramento, California.

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How popular is the baby name Nia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1951 6 6 0
1954 7 7 0
1957 6 6 0
1962 5 5 0
1965 13 13 0
1966 20 20 0
1967 12 12 0
1968 15 15 0
1969 20 20 0
1970 19 19 0
1971 31 31 0
1972 48 48 0
1973 44 44 0
1974 223 223 0
1975 104 104 0
1976 93 93 0
1977 80 80 0
1978 80 80 0
1979 65 65 0
1980 117 117 0
1981 95 95 0
1982 99 99 0
1983 102 102 0
1984 76 76 0
1985 152 152 0
1986 169 169 0
1987 109 109 0
1988 134 134 0
1989 149 144 5
1990 229 229 0
1991 368 368 0
1992 306 306 0
1993 471 466 5
1994 449 449 0
1995 495 495 0
1996 565 565 0
1997 717 717 0
1998 891 891 0
1999 797 797 0
2000 1,033 1,033 0
2001 1,025 1,025 0
2002 961 961 0
2003 891 891 0
2004 889 889 0
2005 781 781 0
2006 852 852 0
2007 816 816 0
2008 681 681 0
2009 636 636 0
2010 643 643 0
2011 600 600 0
2012 674 674 0
2013 595 595 0
2014 650 650 0
2015 715 715 0
2016 733 733 0
2017 626 626 0

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Fun Facts about the name Nia

  • How Popular is the name Nia? Nia is the 1,645th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,182 babies born with the first name Nia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nia to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nia is Sunday, April 28th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Nia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nia was in 2000 with a total of 1,033 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nia!
  • Random Nia Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nia ranks 58th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 17 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Nia: Your name in reverse order is Ain. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nai. How do you pronounce that?

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