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Gender: Female Meaning of Nadia: "hope" Origin of Nadia: Russian and Slavic Nadia's Popularity in 2018: #393

Nadia Origin and Meaning

The name Nadia is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "hope".

Nadia, an exotic but accessible Slavic favorite, has a strong run of popularity in the US in the early 2000s, partially thanks to the character on Lost called Nadia but actually named Noor, but it's since slumped down the rankings. An earlier inspiration was Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, who won the 1976 Olympics.

Nadia is actually a short form of Nadezhda, the name of Lenin's wife, though more Westerners will relate it to the familiar Natalya or Natasha.

Octomom Suleman spells her first name Nadya, as in the Queen Nadya character in Noel Coward's play The Queen was in the Parlour.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #393

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Famous People Named Nadia

Pop Culture References for the name Nadia

Nadja, Nadea, Nadijah, Nadija, Nadene, Nadeen, Nadiah, Nadjah, Nadira, Nadie

Nadia's International Variations

Nadina (Latvian) Nadyuska, Dusya, Nadyenka, Nadenka, Nadya, Nadiya, Nadka, Nada, Nadysha (Russian) Nadége (French) Nadezhda, Nadzia, Nata (Polish) Nadine (Italian)

Comments

TechnoKitten Says:

2019-01-27T11:08:23

Love it

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-03-11T12:37:49

Such a beautiful name, and meaning

Yessica Says:

2016-07-27T18:14:35

Reminds me of Nada.

NadiaH Says:

2016-06-04T11:18:36

Nadia is absolutely not a Russian name!
It is Ukrainian and an extremely popular name in Ukraine. The Russian version is nadyezhda, Russians are not Slavic people as you seem to imply. It' about time that people stop intermingling Ukraine with Russia. As a Ukrainian it is offensive to have you define my name as a Russian name!

snowsbeloved Says:

2015-11-18T04:11:39

I have a young friend named Nadia and she is 1/2 Latina. Not casually so either. Her mother and grandmother were born south of the border and all speak Spanish. They made Nadia work :)

wyshanstine Says:

2015-06-07T03:19:37

I love the name Nadia! Might name my daughter that.

Skittlewiddles Says:

2015-04-30T14:51:25

I am so in love with this name! Sounds so feminine and strong.

TaliaCat Says:

2015-02-20T20:41:48

One of my all-time favorite names, and close to my own in its Slavic roots!

Jane2432 Says:

2014-11-14T12:06:41

Nadia Is the most beautiful name ever! I know what I'm naming my baby girl!

Guest Says:

2014-08-17T01:54:46

I think Nadia is such a pretty name, I wanted it for my baby girl but... Husband doesn't like it.

Guest Says:

2014-07-24T17:53:27

if only it didn't make me think of the Spanish word nada. *deep sigh*