Usage: Nadia is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Nadia are in general originating from Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Nadia across the world, see Esperanza.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 2.
The name Nadia is ranked on the 538th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 1082100 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.015% of the population.
The name Nadia has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Nadia for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
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 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
Nadia is the name of:
French and English spelling of Russian Nadya (see Nadezhda). This name has enjoyed a considerable vogue in the English-speaking world in the 20th century.
Variant: Nadja (German).
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