US Popularity:3686
Other Origin(s):Welsh, Irish, Gaelic
Meaning:Resolve; Brilliance, lustrous; Champion
Nyah is a girl's name of primarily Swahili origin but with roots that can also be traced back to Welsh, Irish, and Gaelic. A variation of Nia, this inspiring name means "resolve" or "brilliance," encouraging those who wear it to move forward with purpose. And much like goals or aspirations, Nyah is not limited to one definition. It is also possibly a derivation of the likes of Niamh, translating as "lustrous," or Neila, which means "champion." In any case, this name is sure to set an illuminating path for baby, no matter where their dreams may take them.

Nyah Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nyah is currently #1596 on The Bump
Girl:Nyah is currently #1144 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nyah is currently #3686 in U.S. births
Girl:Nyah is currently #2039 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 303
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 237, 239, 242

  • Behind the Name, Nyah, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, Nia (1), January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Nia (2), December 2023

  • Name Doctor, Nyah

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