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Gender: F Meaning of Nia: "brilliance" Origin of Nia: Swahili Nia's Popularity in 2016: #438

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 Lovelis, drummer in American rock band Hey Violet
Nitara Carlynn "Nia" Long, American actress
Nia Roberts, Welsh actress
Nia Sioux Frazier, American singer and dancer on reality TV's "Dance Moms"
Nia Moore, American reality TV personality ("The Real World: Portland and "The Challenge")
Virenia "Nia" Peeples, American singer and actress
Antonia "Nia" Vardalos, Canadian actress and filmmaker
Nia Temple Sanchez, Miss USA 2014
Nia-Malika Henderson, senior political reporter for CNN
Nia Morris (b. 2014), daughter of American musician Stevie Wonder
Nia Lovelis, member of band "Hey Violet"

Pop Culture References for the name Nia

Nia Teppelin, character in anime series Gurren Lagann
Nia Moseby, Mr. Moseby's niece on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"
Nia, character in the Hyakka Ryōran light novel series
Nia, character in the Pop'n Music video game series
Nia is also the Welsh form of the Irish Niamh.
Nia, main character in the movie "Equals"

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