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Mia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Mia is of Italian and Latin origin.

The meaning of Mia is "mine".  

It is also of Danish origin, where its meaning is "beloved".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 6  in baby name popularity for girls with 13442 occurrences.  It ranked 6475 in popular baby names for boys with 13 occurrences. 

View the Mia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Mia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Mia to other names.


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Related Names

Mia is a diminutive (nickname) of Maria.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Mia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Mia.

Just for fun, see the name Mia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.