The Name Nia
Nia is a popular Welsh girl’s name with Irish origins.
Meaning of the Name Nia
The name Nia does not have any direct meaning. The name was made popular in Wales by the poet T Gwynn Jones in the 19th and 20th centuries. According to legend Nia went with Osian to the land of youth (‘Tir na n-Og’).
Popularity of the Name
Nai is the 55th most popular baby’s name in Wales and the 8th most popular Welsh name according to the birth data released by the Office of National Statistics in 2011. This is an improvement of 11 positions from the same source in 2010.
Famous People Called Nia
Here is a list of famous people and celebrities with the name Nia:
- Nia Parry – A Welsh presenter and producer who is popular with Welsh learners
- Nia Caron – Welsh actress who stars in the Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm
- Nia Robert – Welsh actress who’s starred in Dr Who and opposit Ioan Gruffudd
- Nia Jermin – Actress who’s appeared in Doc Martin & Casualty
If you are interested in other Welsh names or are looking for a name for your baby then see our comprehensive list of Welsh girl’s names.