US Popularity:1176
Other Origin(s):Welsh, Irish
Meaning:Purpose; Aim, goal; Bright
Nia is a snappy and energetic feminine name with Swahili, Irish, and Welsh origins. In Swahili, the native language of those who reside in Tanzania, Mozambique, and other East African countries, it translates to "purpose" and "aim" or "goal," reminding your little one to always keep your eyes on the prize. Nia is also known for being the 4th day in the seven days of Kwanzaa, which occurs between December 26th and January 1st when people get together for gift-giving and large family feasts. With its relations to family and celebration, Nia can be a great name to make your little one feel right at home. Nia also acts as a Welsh variant of the Irish name Niamh, meaning "bright." If you want to remind baby that they're a dazzling light with a stunning future ahead of them, Nia makes for an inspiring choice.

Nia Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nia is currently #349 on The Bump
Girl:Nia is currently #148 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nia is currently #1176 in U.S. births
Girl:Nia is currently #437 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 47
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Nia(2) December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Nia(1) January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Niamh June 2023

  • Britannica, Kwanzaa August 2023

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