Other Origin(s):Bulgarian, Latin, Swahili, Welsh
Meaning:Bright, radiant; Purpose; Noble; Praiseworthy; Priceless
Niya is a gender-neutral name with multiple meanings and origins. It’s most likely a variant of Nia, a name used in many different countries throughout the world. In Wales, Nia is a variant of the Irish name Niamh, which means “bright” or “radiant.” As a Swahili name, Nia means “purpose,” and is used throughout East Africa. Nia may also be a shortened form of the Latin name Antonia, meaning “priceless” or “praiseworthy,” or the Bulgarian name Evgenia, meaning “noble.” With so many impressive meanings, you can’t go wrong with this pretty name! What’s more, Niya’s cross-cultural appeal is sure to help baby make friends wherever they go.
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