Mia (given name)

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Mia
Pronunciation /ˈm.ə/ MY
/ˈm.ə/ MEE
Gender female
Origin
Meaning unknown; various
Other names
Related names Maria, Mary, Miryam

Mia (Hebrew: מיה) is a feminine name. It is of Hebrew, Latin and Scandinavian origin.

The earliest known reference was to the short form of Miriam (מִרְיָם), an ancient female Hebrew name. Bearing in mind that many Levite names are Egyptian, it might be derived from an Egyptian word myr, which means "beloved".[1][2] The name has subsequently come to be associated with the Italian word mia, meaning "mine", and also recognized as a derivation from the Slavic word mila, meaning “dear, darling”. [3] [4]

In Central Europe, Mia is a pet form for Amalia, Amelia, Emilia and Maria.[5] The name is also occasionally used as a spelling variant of the name Maya.[citation needed]

Popularity[edit]

In 2013 it was the seventh most popular name for girls in Australia.[6]

Notable individuals with the given name Mia[edit]

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