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Gender: F Meaning of Nia: "resolve" Origin of Nia: Swahili Nia's Popularity in 2014: #487

Short but energetic and substantial, Nia has special meaning for African-American parents, as it's one of the days of Kwanza. Nia also benefits by its similarity to (yet differentness from) the megapopular Mia.

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

Famous People Named Nia

Nia Lovilis, drummer in band Hey Violet
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
Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014 beauty pageant winner

Pop Culture References for the name Nia

Nia Teppelin, from the anime series Gurren Lagann
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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