Nadia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Nadia

Nadia

Pronunciation: NAH-dyə, NAH-dee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Nadia:

French form of the Russian Nadya, a pet form of Nadezhda, which is directly derived from the word meaning "hope." The name was introduced to France early in the 20th century when the Ballet Ruse was established in Paris.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Nadya, Nadine

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My name is Nadia and i find that people mispronounce my name many times. They say NAY-DIA instead of NA-DIA
I named my daughter Nadia. I love the name, she is 12 and yet to embrace it.

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Nad, Nadi, Nadi-Party, NahNah.,Dia,Nads nerd, nerdier

Meanings and history of the name Nadia: | Edit

The name means Hope.

Famous real-life people named Nadia: | Edit

Nadia Comaneci, Olympic gymnast
Nadia Behette, 2003 Miss New York
Nadia Centoni, 2008 Olympic athlete,Volleyball
Nadia Cortassa, 2008 Olympic athlete,Triathlon
Nadia Ali, Electronica Vocalist

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Nadia Turner,American Idol finalist,season 4
Nadia, American Pie 1 and 2
Nadia, the real name of Marle, from the video game Chrono Trigger.
Nadia Santos is a fictional character in the television series Alias, and she is the half-sister of Sydney Bristow. She is played by Mía Maestro.

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