Gender: Female Meaning of Tia: "aunt" Origin of Tia: Spanish

Tia Origin and Meaning

The name Tia is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "aunt".

Not as popular as Mia -- a plus if you're seeking a short and pretty but less common name.

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Pop Culture References for the name Tia

Tiana, Tiara, Thia


Misstwinkle74 Says:


Tia is also Greek for goddess/godly. My daughter's name is Tia-Leigh.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I'm absolutely loving Tia. I definitely feel that this name is strong and beautiful enough to be an independent name, but as someone who tends to enjoy longer names - particularly in the case of female names - well, I would guess that Tia is going to be one I could make use of as a nickname. It's strange that I noticed how similar the sound was to "tier", and "tear", as in crying - and that actually made me love the name even more. I would guess that "Tia in tears" would seem sad or depressing to many, and put them off, and sorry if I actually have put anyone off. For my own part, it makes me love the name more. Maybe it's because I tend to be a very emotional person myself, and I see tears as healthy and natural. I know, this is a very long comment, given that Tia manages to convey so much in only three letters. Anyway, this name is wonderful. 😃 💝 Xxx

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I cannot see why having a name meaning Aunty is a bad thing. Tia as well as being a pretty name is a great way to honour her Aunty if you don't like her name. Mia is very popular as parents who like the -ia ending names may well pick Tia because Mia as said earlier is popular and the name Pia has a lot of teasing potential. Gia Via and Xia are other options but none sound quite as nice as Tia.

foreverharriet Says:


I know a Tia, and its a cute name on her (helps we don't live in a Spanish speaking area though!)

snowsbeloved Says:


My actual aunt is Maria. We call her Tia Maria. It's hard for me to not like your name :)

Zelliew Says:


Funny !

SimoneKadele Says:


As a Spanish speaker, I am telling you- if you want a Mia alternative, try Pia. "Aunt"? Really?

scblovesnames Says:


Better leave this alone. Its pretty but no.

Tia Says:


My name is Tia Maria, I have always hated it, I lived in Spain when I was young and was mocked for the translation "auntie", and when I moved back to England for high school and then work, everyone I have met has laughed and said I was named after alcohol. I love the Greek origin as I love the Greek gods, however I hate the name it's self, it is not the drink that bothers me, it is the name Tia. I am changing my name through deed poll.

kitchi1 Says:


This is my name. I really don't like so many annoying nicknames that I didn't like. I have confused many Spanish speakers and the fact that I have a Panamanian family, and my name is Tia, makes me feel kind of stupid. When I'm trying to make myself like my name, I keep telling myself Tia Carrere in Wayne's World and the Egyptian Princess...