Nadia

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Nadia
Pronunciation /ˈnɑːdə/
Gender female
Origin
Word/name Slavic/Greek/Latin

Nadia is a female name that means 'hope', used predominantly in Italy, Spain, France, Russia, Portugal, Poland and some Middle East countries. Its origins are in the Slavic languages. Variations include: Nadja, Nadya, Nadine, Nadzia, Nadiya, Nadiyya, Nadija, Nadzeya, Nada and Nantia.

In the case of the Slavic languages, the name Nada is the word for "hope" in most of South Slavic languages, Nadiya (Надія, accent on the "i") is the Ukrainian word for "hope", while Nadzeya (Надзея, accent on the "e") is the equivalent in Belarusian, or Old Polish Nadzieja all of them derived from Old East Slavic. In Bulgarian and Russian, on the other hand, Nadia or Nadya (Надя, accent on first syllable) is the diminutive form of the full name Nadyezhda (Надежда), which also means "hope" and derives from Old Church Slavonic, it in turn, being a translation of the Greek word ελπίς (Elpis), with the same meaning.

The name's early roots and origins date back to Ancient Greece mythology. In most other languages it is a name in its own right. In Russian military aircraft, the warning system voice is given the name "Nadia".

Many languages have an equivalent[citation needed] to the Slavic language version, that is to say, the given name Hope exists in different languages. In English it is, precisely, Hope, in Spanish, Esperanza, in Catalan and Portuguese, Esperança, in French, Espérance, in Italian, Speranza, etc.

In Arabic, Nadiyyah means tender, delicate. Variations include the French name Nadine.

Its name days are:

  • Bulgarian: 17 September
  • Czech: 17 September
  • Italian: 17 September
  • Greek: 23 June
  • Hungarian: 1 August
  • French: 13 April
  • Russian: 30 September
  • Slovak: 23 December
  • Swedish: 8 April
  • Spanish: 13 April
  • Ukrainian: 30 September
  • Polish: 1 September, 15 May

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