Origin : Italian word name or Scandinavian short form of Maria

mine or bitter

The name Mia is a girl's name of Italian, Scandinavian origin meaning "mine or bitter". Mia is an appealingly unfussy multicultural name that has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the charts and is now firmly among the ten most popular girls' names. Mia, which originated as a short form of Maria, has surpassed its mother names as the Number 1 girls' name starting with M. Mia's success is largely attributable to Mia Farrow--born Maria. Her name entered the Top 1000 for the first time in 1964, the very year that Farrow gained wide attention for her role on the nighttime soap Peyton Place. We see Mia as the daughter of Nina, or maybe Maya, and the granddaughter of Mary: a name that has something for nearly everyone. It works for the parent who wants a name that is simple and modern, and for those who seek a name with genuine depth given that it springs from Maria. Mia sidesteps all the curlicues and ruffles attached to names like Isabella and Olivia, yet it's distinctly feminine. And in some ways, Mia doesn't feel as trendy as its popularity standing might indicate. It's a likable yet not really stand-out, a compromise choice for a lot of parents. Alternatives include a wide range of rhyming names that are less popular: Leah, Tea, Thea, Gia, Nia, Pia. Kate Winslet is the mother of Mia Honey, and Ian Ziering is dad to Mia Loren. Mia is also an Italian word meaning 'mine.'

Popularity of name Mia over time

There are 229519 people in the U.S. with the first name Mia, this name was mostly popular in 2015 with popularity 14905 .

Mia is used for both genders.

0.13 percent of people with the first name Mia are man

99.87 percent of people with the first name Mia are woman

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