Mia

Gender:girl

Meaning:Sea dew

Origin:Danish

Pronunciation:MEE uh

Variations:Miyah, Mea, Miah

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About Mia

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Mia is one of those short names that are punchy and cool. Take care not to confuse it with the very similar Amelia, as they have very different meanings.

Detailed Meaning

Mia is thought to be the Danish and Swedish form of Maria. The name enjoyed a sharp rise in popularity in the late 1990s and has since gained even more popularity this decade. The name could have also come about as a pet form of names ending in ‘mia,’ such as Hermia.

Famous People With This Name

Some famous bearers of the name include Mia Frye, an American professional dancer, Mia Farrow, an American actress most famous for her role in the classic horror film, “Rosemary’s Baby,” and Mia Tyler is the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler.

Possible Nicknames

Mia could be considered a pet name in itself, as it is often a nickname for names ending in ‘mia.’ However, one possible nickname for Mia could be Mimi.

Related Names

Alternative spellings include: Miyah, Mea and Miah. Also closely related are any names ending in ‘mia.’

Stories Featuring This Name

Mia Wallace is a character from the film 1984 film, “Pulp Fiction” and Mia Thermopolis is the main character from the book and film series, “The Princess Diaries.”

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