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

Nadia is a female name that means 'hope', used predominantly in Italy, Spain, Greece, Romania, Russia, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Latin America, and some countries in the Middle East, such as Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Oman. Its origins are in the Slavic and Ancient Greek languages. Variations include: Nadja, Nadya, Nadine, Nadiya, Nadiyya, Nadija , Nadiyeh and Nadinah.

In the case of the Slavic languages, the name Nadia 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. Iranian language,"hope and love"

In Arabic, Nadiyyah means tender, delicate or "the calling".

Variations include the French name Nadine.

Its name days are:

  • Bulgarian: 17 September
  • Czech: 17 September
  • Italian: 17 September
  • Greek: 21 May[1]
  • French: 18 September[2]
  • Russian: 30 September
  • Slovak: 23 December
  • Spanish: 13 April
  • Ukrainian: 30 September
  • Polish: 1 September, 15 May

Nadia is the name of:


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  1. ^ "Greek Name Day Calendar". 
  2. ^ "Prénom Nadia". Retrieved 2016-07-11. 

Nadia Brohi Author & lawyer in pkaistan