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Gender: F Meaning of Nia: "luster, brilliance" Origin of Nia: Swahili Nia's Popularity in 2013: #507

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Short but energetic and substantial, Nia has special meaning for African-American parents, as it's one of the days of Kwanza.

Current bearers include actresses Long and Vardalos (born Antonia), and popular television show Dance Moms star.

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Famous People Named Nia

Nia Long, American actress
Nia Roberts, Welsh actress
Nia Sioux Frazier, a dancer on the reality TV series "Dance Moms"
Virenia "Nia" Peeples, American singer and actress
Antonia "Nia" Vardalos, Canadian actress and filmmaker

Pop Culture References for the Name Nia

Nia Teppelin, from the anime series Gurren Lagann
Nya, a character from the animated series NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Nia Moseby, Mr. Moseby's niece on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Nia is also the Welsh form of the Irish Niamh

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