nah-KEE-uh or nah-KEYE-uh

Nakia Origin and Meaning

The name Nakia is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "pure".

Technically a boy's name, but certainly one that would work in the Western culture for a girl, especially after the release of Black Panther, in which it was the name of Lupita Nyong'o's fiery character. Nakia lies outside the Top 1000 but is among the fastest-rising names for both girls and boys.

# 937 in the US

Nakia Rank in US Top 1000

Nakia in Pop Culture

  • Nakiaone of Kamala Khan's best friends in the new Ms. Marvel
  • Nakiacharacter in the movie "Black Panther"