Meaning:lustrous, goal, or purpose
A girl’s name meaning “lustrous,” “goal” or “purpose,” Nia is a snappy and energetic name with Swahili origins. Swahili is the native language of those who reside in Tanzania in Africa and is still very much in use today. To those of this particular heritage, Nia is known for being the 4th day in the seven days of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa 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 is a fitting name for any baby girl.
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