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Mia 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Mia: "mine or bitter" Origin of Mia: Italian word name or Scandinavian short form of Maria Mia's Popularity in 2019: #8

Mia Origin and Meaning

The name Mia is a girl's name of Italian, Scandinavian origin meaning "mine or bitter".

Mia originated as a short form of Maria, which ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. In modern times, Mia has been used as a nickname for names including Amelia, Emilia, and Miriam. Mia is also an Italian and Spanish word meaning 'mine.'

Mia is an appealingly unfussy multicultural name that has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the charts and is now firmly among the ten most popular girls' names. Mia has surpassed its mother name Maria as the Number 1 girls' name starting with M.

Mia's success is largely attributable to Mia Farrow--born Maria. Her name entered the Top 1000 for the first time in 1964, the very year that Farrow gained wide attention for her role on the nighttime soap Peyton Place.

We see Mia as the daughter of Nina, or maybe Maya, and the granddaughter of Mary: a name that has something for nearly everyone. It works for the parent who wants a name that is simple and modern, and for those who seek a name with genuine depth given that it springs from Maria. Mia sidesteps all the curlicues and ruffles attached to names like Isabella and Olivia, yet it's distinctly feminine.

And in some ways, Mia doesn't feel as trendy as its popularity standing might indicate. It's a likable yet not really stand-out, a compromise choice for a lot of parents. Alternatives include a wide range of rhyming names that are less popular: Leah, Tea, Thea, Gia, Nia, Pia.

Kate Winslet is the mother of Mia Honey, and Ian Ziering is dad to Mia Loren.

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Rank in US: #8

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Pop Culture References for the name Mia

Miah, Meah, Meya, Meeah, Meeya, Meea, Miyah, Miya, Mea

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