Mia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mia

Mia

Pronunciation: MEE-ə (key)

Origin of the name Mia:

Danish and Swedish pet form of Maria, which is also commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Mia Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Mia? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Mia

Comments and insights on the name Mia: | Edit

The name Mia is #5 on the list of top 100 cool baby girl names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz.

In my experience people sometimes mispronounce Mia as MY-ah.
I named my daughter Mia-larna because I feel that Mia is too commonly used,every 2nd child is named Mia!

I think pronouncing Mia as MY-ah is a lot nicer, I prefer it, although pronouncing it MEE-a is lovely too.

My niece is 3 and her name is Mia Natalya. Her nursery school teacher pronounced her name My-ah, and she corrected them and said "My name is Mia, not Mya!" I think its an adorable name!

Personal experiences with the name Mia: | Edit

People have always complimented and taken towards my name. I love it, it was easy to learn to write as child, and suitable for any age.

I am Mea and it came from my initials, Mary Ellen A. I love the variation, no one else ever had it spelled this way

I was born in the early 80s, when the name was not as popular. For some reason people thought my mother made up the name. I would always have to say "like Mia Farrow" as a young child to jog the memories of some. When I was young it was very clear that Mia meant Mine in the feminine possessive form in like every Romance language. Having studied Latin, Spanish, and Italian it is true. Mia directed comes from Latin word Mea (May-ah). I am aware of a different Swedish meaning. But I am not sure why incorrect alternative meaning of the name have circulated with the growth in popularity. Perhaps some people use Mia as a "pet name" for Maria, and newly invented American meanings, neither are the origins of the name. But Mia is a stand alone name with a real meaning all its own that I can imagine would be an honor for a family to name a girl. Mia means My girl.

If the baby I'm expecting now is a girl her name will be Mia. I heard it and fell in love instantly. It sounds so feminine and sophisticated.

Nicknames for Mia: | Edit

Mi, MiMi

Meanings and history of the name Mia: | Edit

In Italian, Mia translates to 'mine' or 'my own'.

Famous real-life people named Mia: | Edit

Mia Hamm - American soccer player
Mia Farrow - American actress
Mia Michaels - American dancer and choreographer
Mia Wasikowska - Australian actress
Mia Talerico - American child actres
Mia Rose Frampton - American actress
Mia Stallard - American child actress
Mia Kirshner - Canadian actress

Mia in song, story & screen: | Edit

Mia Jones, character on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation
Mia Thermopolis (short for Amelia), the main character in the Princess Diaries books and movies
Mia Lewis, 16-year-old who sleeps with Hank Moody and steals his manuscript on the show Californication
"Mia" is the name of an Aerosmith song written for Steven Tyler's daughter, Mia Tyler.
Mia Wallace, the wife of Marsellus Wallace in the movie Pulp Fiction
Mia Toretto, in the Fast and Furious movie series
Mia McCormick, character on the soap Days of Our Lives
Mia St. Clair, from the 'American Girl' doll collection
Mia Hall, from the "If I Stay" movie.

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
63
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

72
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

66
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

66
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

59
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

63
No Way
Definitely

Young?

61
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?

Name Lists Featuring Mia