The name Mia means ‘mine’ in Latin languages such as Spanish and Italian. But Mia has origins in a wide range of other languages. It is often used as a shortened version of Maria, which is derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. Mia has also been used as an abbreviated version of the name Michal an Israeli name.
As a stand-alone name, Mia is ranked at number 15 but it can be used as a nickname for names like Amelia, Emily, and Amalia. It is a name that is most often used for females.
- Mia Name Origin: Roots in both Spanish and Italian.
- Meaning of Mia: Spanish and Italian means ‘mine’.
- Pronunciation: M EE – uh
- Gender: Female
How Popular is the Name Mia?
The name Mia has been popular in the US for over two decades. According to the Social Security Administration Data, it has ranked in the top 100 names since 2000.
In recent years its popularity has increased, seeing it ranked as high as number 6 from 2013 – 2017. Mia then took a slight dip in popularity during 2018-2021 where it ranked 7/8.
Variations of the Name Mia
If you are not 100% sold on the name Mia then a variation of the name may be an option.
|Maria||Of the sea or bitter||Latin|
|Mary||Of the sea or bitter or beloved||Hebrew|
|Michal||Who is like God||Hebrew|
|Miriam||Of the sea or bitter||Hebrew|
|Maryam||Sea, flower, bitter||Arabic|
Other Amazing Latin Girls Names
If you have your heart set on a name from a Latin language here are some amazing options.
|Antonia||Priceless, praiseworthy, beautiful.|
|Cecilia||Blind to one’s own beauty.|
|Octavia||The eighth born.|
|Sabina||From the name of the tribe in central Italy.|
Alternative Girl Names Starting with ‘M’
If you are set on choosing a name that begins with the letter ‘M’, here are some alternatives that may fit the bill.
|Magnolia||After the magnolia flower||French|
|Morgan||White sea dweller||Welsh|
|Milan||A unification, a coming together||Sanskrit|
|Malia||Perhaps or probably||Hawaiian|
Famous People Named Mia
As a name that has been so popular in both the US and abroad it is no surprise that there is a wealth of famous people with the name Mia. Here are a few of those famous people bearing the name Mia.
- Mia Hamm – American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist.
- Mia Martini – Italian singer and songwriter.
- Mia Pojatina – Croatian model and beauty queen.
- Mia Murray – Australian basketball player.
- Mia Tyler – Daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler.