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Nadia

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Origin: Slavic
Meaning: Hope

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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Nadia in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Nadia:

  • Records indicate that 34,306 girls in the United States have been named Nadia since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2005, when 1,912 people in the U.S. were given the name Nadia. Those people are now 13 years old.

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    Comments about the name Nadia

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      106 Positive Comments

  • "My daughter is Nadia Lucy (we pronounce as spelled Na-di-a). Still love both names! Often use the nickname "Nadi-lu". She hates it when her sister teases her with "Nadia pottia"." Feb. 24, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia. My mom found my name in a magazine when she was a teenager. I am now 48 years old and was the first Nadia in my neighbourhood until the lady across the street copied my name. I love my name its has become more common but still holds a uniqueness and has a cosmopoliton flare as it is Russian, Arabic, Italian, Romanian." Dec. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, and I have a twin brother who has the name Aidan, which is Nadia spelled backwards!" Nov. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My now four year old daughter is named NADIYA ROSE!!! And it fits her so well :) I love this name, so pretty." May. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a nadia and its pretty great. Strong and beautiful name." Jul. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have loved the name since I was 3 years old and named my now almost 8 year old daughter Nahdia Elise :) Her name also works great with her brother's name which is Nicholai" Sep. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is nadia and I am grateful because it means hope. And it fits me well" Jul. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia Marie and people often pronounce it Naydia instead of Nadia! ahha" Mar. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia joyce and i love my name!! every school i've been to, no one has the same name as me at all! and it makes me feel so unique and when i hear my name on tv (RARELY) i start to jump and everyone says my name is so beautiful and it fits and things like that :) but i do get mixed up all the time with my best friends natalya in math class.. lol :)" Feb. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "im having a baby gurl and my man wants to name her caroline nadia" Feb. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadhia Marie. I spell it with an "h" in it, unlike most people with the same name." Dec. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names nadia and i LOVE IT. i cant imagine being called anything else. its not a common name which makes me love it more. I LOVE THE NAME NADIA. everyone always says its beautiful just like me :)" Sep. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Nadiya Alana (Eastern European inspiration). She was born just before Christmas and I felt it was fitting because it means HOPE and in this horrible economy, we need all the "Hope" we can get! Freakin awesome name. Love how nobody else names their daughter Nadiya." Sep. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Nadia and i love this name evan thought its a very common name I JUST LOVE IT." May. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Nadia my experinece with this name is that it means artistic. Afew people are named Nadia." Feb. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "...my name is Nadia. And it's common in my country (Indonesia)" Feb. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia too ! :) I can't believe so many people have the same name as me ... It's crazy ! I love "our" name though , and not to be mean or whatever I can't really picture it on anybody except me . Hahah ! Guess I have some things to get used to ;)" Nov. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia n i love my name! its so unique. i never met no one with tha same name. i wud never want to change my name.. its like the best name ever" Nov. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia baker and people usually pronounce and spell my name wrong. and people always say i look like a jennifer or naomi,and even estrella.but even if they need to be corrected im glad that they remeber it. people always say that my name means this or that. but i dont know what it means. i just know that im a nadia. and nadias rock this world. so i luv my name!" Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia Lucy.. I was named after a family member. Although i love it i have come across some annoying people either relating it to American Pie or a UK big brother which was a transgender so that annoyed me but i get mostly good comments. It is a beautiful name and although as a kid i hated it because it was so different. i get it now... my full name means Hope & Light and there is an Arabic meaning which is strange - Moist; Tender; Delicate. Also a Swahili means Caller." Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "heyy ! my names nadia and I love my name , Lol my biyfriends name is AIDAN (Nadia spelled backwards)) buh bye :)" Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name, and I love it. It's pretty, easy to say, and it's unique but not overly unique. I get tons of compliments for it, and my husband adores it." May. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Nadia, I love my name, it is very unique and beautiful, and my birthday is Nov. 12 which is also famous gymnast Nadia Comanecis' birthday, and when I have a baby and hopefully it's a boy I'm gonna name him Aidan lol. Oh yea I also have a half sister and her name is Nadia as well but I never met her. =(" Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY SISTER NAME IS NADIA AND I LOVE HER NAME! SHE IS SO FUNNI AND CUTE! I NEVER MEET NO ONW WITH HER NAME OTHER THAN NADIA! SHE IS PRETTY AND SMART! SHE IS ON THE HONOR ROLL AND A LITTLE MODEL [HONESTLY]!" Mar. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Nadia tooooo and like every other girl whose named that, we are deff the best females out there LOL !!! cus we have the best name ;]" Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I have a baby girl I would name her Nadia which is not only a unique and exotic name it is opposite my name Diana. I hope I have twins, I am a twin and so was my aunt from my father's side. The twin sister will be named Neliana, a combination of Nelson and Diana. The name is not common at all which we really like." Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia, my mom told me it was dad's idea to name me so,and I'm sooooooo glad.coz I remember i didn't like it when I was a child,but now that I am grown up i recognize how a unique name is and I JUST LOVE IT." Mar. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friend name's is Nadia like me, and i love her, and i love my name, it's an exotic, unique name like me, and like you guys, when i tell my name, people just put a smile on their face, plus it means HOPE, and with B.OBAMA as president of the USA, it's just mean more." Jan. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 11 year old daughters name is Nadia...I absolutely love it. I had a penpal called Nadia when I was at school. My sons name is Aidan...he got the name first, then when my daughter was born...bingo :)" Jan. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also Nadia. I get really upset when people pronounce it Nardia(because I'm a Nadia not a Nardia, not because there is anything wronmg with it being pronounced that way for others!) I get called Nads as an abbreviation too. I don't want to meet any other Nadia's though because its my name and I find it really weird when people are all called the same. I love it, its so pretty, people always compliment me on it-not that I can take credit for choosing it!" Jan. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and I seriously could not imagine myself being named anything else. I love it! It's so different from other names and it just sticks out. =) - Nadia. <-- haha." Jan. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my namme is nadia and everyone knows howto spell it properly" Jan. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "omgosh my names nadia lol and i love that name its different but unique and its girly and i love it. i totally wouldnt wanna be called something different. x" Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "In my whole life i had never met any one with the same name but one day i went to a wedding and the bride's name was Nadia (totally funny!!) Every time they would call her up I would start laughing because i thought they were refering to me.(LOL)" Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name rocks saludos to aaaallll my tocayas (F.Y.I.tocaya means someone with the same name)" Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia catherine, and i couldn't be more happy to own it. i NEVER wanna personally meet some1 with the name nadia. cuz i love being unique, just like my name. The name fits ♥" Oct. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Like everyone else that has written in....I LOVE MY NAME! It's just so sweet and simple. NADIA! Everyone that i meet and ask me my name, when i tell them Nadia, they ALWAYS respond, "that's such a beautiful name" and i always agree. For nicknames my friends call me "Nad" or "Nads" but family members call me "nad-ya" or "nadja". I love my name and anyone who names their daughter Nadia is very wise :-)" Oct. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia, and i love it. my full name is Nadia Catherine, but my friends just call me katie, which is short for catherine. they say my name is too "exotic". whatever!! i tell them everyday, "My name isn't Katie!! It's Nadia!!" all my teachers call me Natalie which gets on my nerves too..." Oct. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also nadia its a very good name i lik this name so much i luv this name and its a arabic name its meaning is also gud and coz of this i luv my name" Sep. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name.. im naming my siberian husky nadia because not only is it beautiful, but it reminds me of an ice queen or something. it means hope in hebrew; this husky is my only hope on something that will actually love and depend on me." Jul. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name.. im naming my siberian husky nadia because not only is it beautiful, but it reminds me of an ice queen or something. it means hope in hebrew; this husky is my only hope on something that will actually love and depend on me." Jul. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nameis Naadiyah and i can never find it cuz of that name is spelled Nadiyah or Nadia...so tat agrivates me" Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i totally love my name nadia. i havent met anyone with the name, and i hope i dont. i like to be unique, and different, and this name really helps. yeah, sometimes people say "nadine" or adults say "nadia comaneci" but its my last name people struggle with, so i dont mind. i just absolutely love the name and anyone who has this name should be proud" Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beautiful, international name! Has lots of special meanings in languages including Russian, Hindi, Arabic. Lovely. There were 2 Nadias in my daughter's kindergarten class last year!" Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and i think its brilliantttttttttttttttttttttttt. Everybody says it the arabic way of saying it which is the right way and i love my name" Jul. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first born daughter Nadia. She was born with spina bifida, a birth defect. Her mother is American and her Papa is Russian. Nadia was named after her Babooshka although when we received the pre-natal diagnosis, we knew she needed a strong name. Yes, it means 'hope' but we've adapted this definition of the word hope- 'A strong and confident expectation.' Without a doubt, Nadia has been properly named and she loves it! We do pronounce it Nad-ya although people in the outside world say Nad DEE yah, which is fine as well." Jul. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia too...I speak french and back home, my parents pronounce it as 'Nadzia'...I moved to South Africa and there they said it as 'Nardia'..I'm now in Australia and people say 'Naa-dya'... I don't know anymore how to introduce myself! I'm not fussed if people can't say it as my parents do...so I let them pick as long as it's not too far from what it should be. In french it is abbreviated as 'Nad' and in english as 'Nads'. My parents picked this name as they were looking for something both muslim and christian, which they each are. I'm agnostic and I don't care about religion.I hated my name when I was a kid, now I like it. NADIAs rock!! xxx" Jun. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name Nadia some people call me Narnia cause of the movie but i still love my name." May. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is also NADiA :) i LUV my name .. i think its unique && beautiful so it represents me well ;) People do pronounce my name wrong alot .. i dont see how but they do. i dont meet many people that share my name but i kno a few. i definitely plan on giving my children a simple, beautiful yet unique name like mine to be proud of." May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and I almost always like it. It's annoying to have to spell it for people, or when people say it wrong. Sometimes people (especially at doctor's offices!) just see the "n" and say "Nadine" which is so annoying. I also hate when guys ask me if I'm like Nadia from American Pie or if I've been "naughty" Other than that, it's a great name. It's unique. I've only met one other person with it, but not too out of the ordinary that people would make fun of you for having a crazy name. I pronounce it "na DEE ah" but some of my Persian friends and family say "na dya" which is fine too. I guess I'm pretty Americainized." May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME iS ALS0 NADiA...PR0N0UNCED LiKE {{CLAUDiA}}...i S0 L0VE MY NAM3...i HAVENT MET ANY0NE YET WiT iT..AND i LiVE iN H0UST0N! WHEN EVER i D0 HAV KiDS i PLAN 0N NAMiNG MY CHiLD AiDAN WHiCH iS NADiA SPELLED BACKWARDS!" Apr. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia Asiya, yes I'm Muslim. I was told my name meant Little Beautiful One. My name was meant to be Islamic. I can't stand when people call me Nardia or Nad-ja.....because that's a WHOLE different language =)" Apr. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is nadia khan and i love it, to me its unique and it suits me perfectly. my parents also call me dia for short so i am quiet use to it.be proud of your name" Apr. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. Her birth coincided with the release of the first Narnia movie, and lots of people thought we said Narnia, not Nadia, or spell it NaRdia." Apr. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name... I just named my daughter Nadia and we call her Dia for short. I love that it has a beautiful meaning (Hope) and a cute nick name! That's hard to find." Feb. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Nadia. I hate when people pronounce it Nad-Dee-a. It's Nad-ya! I would rather it was spelled Nadja or Nadya so people would get it right for once. I absolutely love my name. It is not Arabic. It's Russian and it means "Hope." I'm Slovak so I think my name is perfect." Feb. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 8 week old little girl's name is Nadia Kathleen. Either people love it or hate it." Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name nadia and i hope to one day name one of my children this name right now i am wayyyy to young to even consider having children haha my mom would freak but yeah i basically love this name" Feb. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and most people don't know that is also means "sound" in Arabic and "leader of the tribe" How the two meanings are connected is very interesting and beautiful. When a tribe is on a journey, all the camels follow the camel of the tribal leader. The leader's camel has a bell attached around it's neck which rings as the camel moves. If the Kafla ( or tribe in journey) is caught in the midst of a sand storm, it is impossible to see where they are going, but the camels follow the sound of the bell of the leading camel and are able to remain on track. That special sound is called Nadia" Feb. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey I'm Nadia. Actually " Nadezda" is the long version, it's russian origin. I'm slovak and love the name, I just wish all my papers say Nadia so I don't have to explain why actually I'm Nadia but long Nadezda, it means hope, beautiful name." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Nadia and I absolutely love it. I think she will be proud to have someone address her as Nadia. The name has been accepted as a "Islamic" name even though I assume it to be of Russian origin. Either way I think the name rings a nice bell." Jan. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think my name Nadja is a beautiful name. Its differnt and i like that it means something. But often people spell my name Nadia but its okey." Oct. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Nadia and we love it. The fact that it means hopeful is just a plus. She is perfect fit for the name." Jul. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia Love and I certainly to love this name! My name might as well be Hope Love as Nadia means 'Hope'. Everyone always asks me silly questions like 'Is it short for Nadina?' and 'Is it named after a goddess?'. And then people always misspell it Nadeeya or Nadiyah or possibly NIDAYA. But I will forever love my name. ~ Nadia, 22 years old from Mississippi" Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter chose the Arabic spelling "Nadiyah." We love the name and this particular spelling." Jun. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My soon to be new daughter is named "Nadia" because we want her to be hopeful of mankind and offer hope to people around her." May. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my coworkers is called Nadia, and I love the name!" May. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia and before i knew it's meaning i didn't think much of it.. but now that i understand it means Hope in french/russian, and it means delicate/tender and my personal fave, the first dawn on a flower in arabic.. i now think Nadia is a beautiful name and i love having it. there are many other variations of the name as well, like Nadie, Nadya, Nadja, Nadzya etc.." Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a very pretty name and sounds a little bit exotic without being too out-there. My husband and I are considering naming our daughter Nadia." Apr. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Nadia, almost unique in Al-Andalus. Means Hope which she doesnot like at all" Esperanza" in Spanish and Arabic means "the one called by Allah". I suppose he is is Allah and not " the one called by God". Any help? thanks a lot and peace for the whole globe!" Apr. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia and I love it, since i know that deep down inside me there is a HOPE (that's what Nadia/Nadejdea means in Russian." Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia and I love it, since i know that deep down inside me there is a HOPE (that's what Nadia/Nadejdea means in Russian." Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Nadia I am half Pakistani and half English and I am also a Muslim. When I was small I wanted an ordinary name like Emma or something. But now I like my name cos I've never been to a school where someone else is called Nadia. Also I've had quite a few people comment that it's a pretty name so I suppose it's quite cool. My Mum and Dad told me it means hope and it's bothe from Russian and Arabic descent." Feb. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW POPULAR THIS NAME IS! Wow, I didn't know that! It is one of my FAVORITE names ever. Slavic for hope? That's even more beautiful! I don't want it to become too popular though!" Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name its cosmopolitan and I am of South Asian descent but a muslim" Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Nadia by my uncle.. its a beautifull name even though some people call me naadiaa or even nardia which is quite annoying but hey who cares i love my name" Nov. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia, and I'm quite proud of it. I thank my parents lol. Usually people consider it to be Russian or spanish but it is also arabic descent. When people ask me more about my name I tell the it means 'hopeful'. There are times when people remember the gymnast, and ofcourse american pie. lol. But overall, I don't think its a bad name, and its unique. I wouldnt want a common name everyone else has." Nov. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friend is giving birth tommorow and she decided to call her daughter Nadia i like it" Nov. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI MY NAME IS NADIA 2.I HAVE HAD MANY PEOPLE PRONOUNCE MY NAME WRONG.IT SOMETIMES GETS ON MY NERVES.THE CORRECT WAY 2 SAY MY NAME IS NAH- D-YAH.I HAVE MET 2 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME NAME AS ME." Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and it's pretty cool because it's not that long to write and I think that's names that like nobody has is pretty awesome..." Sep. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia, and people usuallt pronounce it correctly. I have, on a few occasions, have had people call me Natalie, even when they read it. I find that rather annoying because the spellings aren't very similar. Anyway, I really like my name and have never met anyone else with the same name. It's pronounced Na-Dee- ah. Children often call me Na-na." Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first daughter Nadia 'cause it's an unusual name (at least in Poland) and sounds very soft &romantic.It;s true people of older generation associate it only with Lenin's lover and the famous pianist but I don't care! I've read a lot about that name(different sources say it has Russian, French, German origins??..) but think it's an international name and is spelt the same way in most countries(np problem when you choose to travel a lot:). Besides, my husband is crazy about that name and says it suits our sweet,little daughter perfectly :)" Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia. I am of Indian (Hindu) descent born in the Caribbean and named after a Russian family friend. Most people think I am muslim because of my name and features talk about confusing. Most people get the pronunciation right though." Aug. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "" my name is nadia and iv never hade anyone purnonce it wrong befor except a few people theyd call me naj-a but i correct them i am lebenese and most people think that "nadia" is a russion name" Aug. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia too. most people pronouce it Nar-dia which is incorrect!" Jul. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and I like it very much because it goes with my last name; I am of Italian origin but and I like having a name with both Russian and Arabic origins...it makes me feel international, like I can belong anywhere!" Jun. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name...but growing up in San Antonio, Tx with so many spanish speakers is hard when your name is similar to Nadie (Nobody) and Nada (Nothing)... :(" Jun. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia and i often get coments for what a nice name you have so its all good:)" Jun. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've loved being named Nadia, I haven't had much problems with people pronouncing my name wrongly, I actually find people from all over the world being familiar with the name. And those who aren't so familiar have always complimented on how nice it sounds." May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is nadia i love ym name i suck at gymnastique witch im good at basket ball im from lebanon i love my name meninig" May. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Nadia. I love my name beacause i do not know any one else with my name. I'm just glad i'm not the only nadia being compared to the gymnast nadia. lol" Apr. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nadia is such a beautiful name. It is not too common either." Apr. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is nadiah..and people always forget the "h",but well i don't mind" Apr. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Me an my wife named our daughter Nadia. I agree it sounds very feminine and it suits my daughter perfectly for she is very sweet little girl (10 months old)" Mar. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Nadia because I thought it sounded very feminine and soft yet strong. It was also because Nadia Comenici was my childhood idol!" Mar. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i adoreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee my nameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee nadiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" Mar. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is nadia im english, when i was younger there was always a person either spelling or saying it wrong and i hated it one girl spelt it like this Nardia."" Mar. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia, and I have never met anyone else with this name. I was named after the gymnast Nadia Comenici. Sometimes people read it and say, "Natalie," which I don't understand. I don't think they're similar enough in spelling to confuse. It's produced Nah-dee-ah. I used to have a dance instructor who would call me Naja. Usually though, people get my name right. I love my name and I think having a name that is uncommon is the best kind of name to have." Feb. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well for all you folks aout there..Its the most important female name for me as it is the name of my fiancee'!!!. It is very nice,cute and lovely feminine name.... It is basically an Arabic as well as Russian/Spanish name. In Arabic it means "Caller" and in Spanish/Russian it means "Hope". I think it suits me in both ways as my fiancee has "called" me towards happiness and "hope" in our lives...!!! Thanks God. In arabic it is is pronounced " NA-DEE-AA"....Hence it is no problem in places where people know its arabic pronunciation...I also pronounce it that way...but other ways are present as it is an INTERNATIONAL name...!!!" Feb. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend with that name which I think has a beautiful meaning. But I need some help here. According to one source that I've found the name Nadia derives from an egyptian word meaning "the first dawn of a flower". Can anyone tell me what word that is?" Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is awesome, its also nadia. everyone but my family pronouce my name wrong, its na-dya. people should learn to say it." Dec. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife's name is Nadia. Having grown up in the Middle-East I knew a lot of people called Nadia and have always thought it especially femminine and easy on the ears. It means hope in Slavic or First dawen on a flower in ancient Egyptian" Dec. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia. :) I am of arabic decent. Most people are pretty good about getting it wrong. lol I've found the older generation remember Nadia Comenici and say it properly. I usually introduce myself by saying, "Hi, My name is Nadia - Not the Gymnast, so don't expect any cartwheels"." Nov. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter nadia and the name suits her perfectly. we pronounce it na-dya. the name has generated a couple of nicknames--i often call her nani or ja-jee. it goes very nicely with my russian surname -- and would go well with other names that end in vowels." Sep. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am named nadia i love my name i have always thought i was cool and unique although people do misprounounce it alot but i doesnt bother me i just politely correct them" Aug. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "nadia, thats my name. people usually pronounce it perfectly, there were only a couple of instances when my name was pronounced wrong. some might say.. na-jah, dont know how they got that from nadia. "na-dya" is how i say my name. ive never really met alot of people with the same name as me, im sure everyone knows that nadia girl american idol." Jun. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "my name is nadia... its just weird too me.. haha i seem to get called naughty nadia or naughty a lot or narnia.... i once got in trouble at school and the kids were like ohh.. you got in trouble because your nadia... haha its just weird.." Sep. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often pronounce my name like Na dia, but i pronounce it like nah diya (or nardia but not so much emphasis on the 'r') i think its a gd girl's name but i have never met any1 with the same name as me :( more people should hav names like nadia and not so many names like sarah or lucy( no offense to those people with that name)" Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a boring name to me no offense to nadia's because i have a friend named nadia Even though i dont like dat name i still respect it a lot" Dec. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "nothing special about that name very broing, if I met a Nadia I forget about her name very quickly" Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      74 Neutral Comments

  • "I get a lot of cool looks because I'm named after a famous gymnasts I am so thankful that my parents named me nadia" Nov. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Honestly, I think the name is beautiful, but I wouldn't have chosen it. People either say it wrong, or assume they misheard and call me 'Claudia', and I can't stand it. Also, older people who do know of the name always call me Nadia Comaneci, and that grates on me, too. The sad part is I don't even have a middle name I can use to get a break from people butchering it. I'm just sick of correcting people and hearing the same joke for nearly 30 frikin years..." Jun. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and i am 11 years old and for some reasons i dont like other Nadias but i have learne to be nice I LOVE OUR NAME" Apr. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this video, i love this couple so much and i love the music so much too! Omg this video is so so good!! i love it so much! i love so? much Nadia and i love Bette too they are rcefpet together!" Apr. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia (russian girl), but full name is Nadezhda, it means Hope, but Hope - Elpida came from Greece. in Greece people call me Elpida or Elpidoula or Elpidaki (he he). The same meaning." Sep. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a baby named Nadia and she is the cutest little girl. Some people mispronounce it and some give it a wrong association, but she radiates the truth of the name which is HOPE." Jul. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY name is Nadia Alexis, I think that its a *FREAKIN AWESOME* name. Its so different and *unique* every time I tell someone my name, they tell me how *beautiful* it is. I like it because it fits me soo well, and because its not a name that just pops into someones head, you have to think about it. Just like you have to think about me. LOL<3" Jul. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and i'm from Mexico. I have not met anybody with my name. I currently live in the U.S." May. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia, i'm Iranian and i really love my name. i've always loved my name since i remember :) it's a name u can pronounce correctly no matter what is your nationality ;) it sounds cool! doesnt it? :D" May. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia 4m pakistan. my friends always say oye nadi listen.ilove my name" May. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my Name is Nadia,I was named after Nadia commenchi "the perfect 10" and I'm very happy, my name was predecided before my birth my father was so much so impressed of Nadia Commenchi that he decided if it wd b baby girl,she wud b nadia :-)" Mar. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia but people call me Nardia like I'm Russian or something! It's Nadia, grr! My middle name is Collette too :)" Jan. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I met Nadia Kashirina of Kiev Ukraine. She is a con woman.I was shocked. when I fond she is having relations with more than 15 men from Turkey. kashirinan@rambler.ru is her email." Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia and i love it!but it is this girl at my school her name is nadja and people keep calling me nadja grrr.my g-mom calls me nadie.my boy friend calls me na girl lol.so just wanted to share ;)." May. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia also and I love it. People are always telling me how pretty my name is. It's spelled Nadia, but my friends and even my boss at work calls me Nadja!..Very beautiful name indeed and my sister's name is Nadine." Apr. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nadia / Nadya / Nadja is an abbreviation of the Russian name: Nadezda (also spelt Nadezhda) which directly means hope in Russian. Yes i love my name except i always spell it Nadya or Nadja. One of my friends loves calling me Naja ahahah! Its a great name though." Mar. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is nadia && i LOVE IT when i was little i didnt really pay much attention to it beacause everyone called me by my middle name, but now i LOVE nadia its my frist name & i love cause no one else has it that i know.! and its really pretty thanks mom & dad! Jajaja" Feb. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey wonderful to hear all of you so pleased with your name!! I have a just newly born daughter and I am going to name her Nadia. Beisdes meaning 'hope' in Russian I believe, what other meaning does the word have, in any other language? i am curious and surely add one more person to the Naida club." Jan. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is nadia and i'm so glad that my parents named me this!!! My roommate in college was hope, and it was such a coincident since nadia means hope.haha" Oct. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sisters name is nadia and it fits her perfectly becuase she's wild and outgoing. Our dad is arabic and me and my brother have arabic names too. She loves it and a lot of people love our names. My mom knew she would name her first daughter nadia." Jul. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia itandehui flores i love my name it is uber unique every one should call their daughters nadia" Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia :] but i spell it NadiJa and its pronounced nah-dee-ya i love my name. and i would never change it.;.. people also call me dijaa and it means hope i love it :]" Jun. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia and I think it is very unique. It is of arabic/hebrew descent and it mean "hope"." May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia, said Nardia, and most people say Na De Ah...i've grown accustomed to it now. i dont really like my name, as it is now synonymous with Nadia Allmanda from big brother 5 who was once a man. when i tell people my name they always say "what leik the one from big brother". it starts to loose its humour after the millionth time, but i guess its something to live with. i like the fact it means hope, as i like to think i bring hope to people's lives, or maybe just show them that they have a little more sanity than me lol. those who know me say that my name reflects my personality, wierd yet intriguing, i just hope that its all meant in a positive way, and i may be remember as Nadia from American Pie and not the man from Big Brother. =)" Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia, said Nardia, and most people say Na De Ah...i've grown accustomed to it now. i dont really like my name, as it is now synonymous with Nadia Allmanda from big brother 5 who was once a man. when i tell people my name they always say "what leik the one from big brother". it starts to loose its humour after the millionth time, but i guess its something to live with. i like the fact it means hope, as i like to think i bring hope to people's lives, or maybe just show them that they have a little more sanity than me lol. those who know me say that my name reflects my personality, wierd yet intriguing, i just hope that its all meant in a positive way, and i may be remember as Nadia from American Pie and not the man from Big Brother. =)" Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "For the person who calls her daughter Dia for short. Dia in sanskrit are those tiny oil lamps that Indians use for decorations during festivities :)" Mar. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Nadia Personally I love my name :) I had a really good friend in High school whos name is Aidan...which spookily is Nadia backwards!" Feb. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and I hear all the time that it is a very global name. Everyone loves it." Feb. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nadia is a beautiful name. i'm naming my daughter Nadia Nicole Williams" Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Nadija and I'm from Croatia-Europe. we live near Italy so here you can hear that name but other part of Croatia never heard about this name. By Nadija" Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Nadia. I am a Muslim with a a pakistani background. This a very common arabic name especially in pakistan. My name is of arabic origin and means "Moist; tender; delicate" Although i spell my name as Nadia, i have known some people who spell it as Nadiah and Naadiyah." Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and personally I think it's boring, but to everyone else it is unique." Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "how do you pronounce this name? Is it NA-di-a or Na-DI-a? Either way its beautiful" Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "heay my name is nadia n i was seraching its meaning ...n i got after longgggggggggggggg longggggggggg time like after 17 yrs lolz.hope nice haan bye." Dec. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ok..hmm..my name is Nadia,so ok,maybe I'm telling something here..ahaha.I am a Malay girl,and living in Malaysia.I know that this name looks very Russian(many people say this especially Russian ppl)but I can say many people in Malaysia got this name..I mean,it's kind of familiar..but I don't think all of them KNOW that it is very Slavic though.As known,the spelling is 'Nadia',but some of my net friends(like Ukraine)spell it as 'Nadya' -cuz maybe there's spelled so,but he DID tell me that this is 'their' Slavic name as the countries like Ukraine is related closely to Slavic,so on.People in Malaysia basically spell 'Nadia' though..I havent found any 'Nadya'..As for me,I like my name and happy to carry it..thanks to my family.And about the pronunciation,I like people who pronounce it as 'Na-dya- and not 'Nadi-ya'...hahahah...ok enough now..is this ok?" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Is there anywhere in the world where they use 'Nadia' as a boys name? Please reply to j.l.zijlstra@ntlworld.com" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think any girl would be lucky to carry on the name Nadia meaning"Hope"" Nov. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like to be called nadia because it means hope. i love that its different and it just rolls off the tongue nadia!! its very unusual and sexy! hahaha" Nov. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! It feels 'strong' and dynamic. i love that it means hope and I am so grateful to have been named this by my Dad (after the gymnnast Nadia Cominechi who scored a perfect ten in the Winter Olympics, the year before I was born, 1976 (I've been disappointing my Dad ever since!!!)" Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wanna my my future child Nadia! (Unless he's a boy! :P)" Sep. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia. But it is not pronounced that way. The first "a" in the name is a long sounding vowel. Just as if you said the letter. So as you may have guessed no one says it properly. Not sure how I feel about it." Sep. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Nadia.. and i know like 400 other people with the same name cuz where i live its not a rare name and i hate it...." Aug. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Nadia and I think that it is very unique and diffrent then other names. It is not that common." Aug. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have named my daughter Nadia. I think i should rather make it Nydia. That way it stands rarer." Aug. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia and i used to hate as a child because i was the only one in my area in england with this name. Now i love it, its unique and im proud to be called nadia." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my friends name is Nadia, I love it, shes Ukrainian" Jul. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia and i never realised it meant delicate / tender x" May. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a very beautiful and unique name meaning "HOPE"" May. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nadia is a very decent name, I think this is the best name for a child" Apr. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nameis nadia and i thik that it is a very nice name but dont know the meaning of my name" Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is also nadia.i really do like my name because its hard to find someone with thesame name. nadia means hope but my parents also think that it means someon you love. i know that my name is cool and unique." Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is also nadia.i really do like my name because its hard to find someone with thesame name. nadia means hope but my parents also think that it means someon you love. i know that my name is cool and unique." Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadiah but its spelled with an H. but i love my name! noone pronounces it wrong! atleast i dont noe any1 that does and i noe alot of people with this name! the amereicans pronounce it a little off but they are very close!" Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia and i like lt today someone ask me the meaning of it i said in arabic mean the good and kind lady but he told me it come from russia and it means hopeful i like it. people in egypt the say fast like nada" Jan. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and I was named after the gymnist. It's pronounced Nah-dee-ah but sometimes people pronounce it Naja or Nadya. I don't mind it as long as they don't make it too far of a stretch. People often call me Nadine or Natalie, which annoys me because I don't think the names are similar enough to confuse. I know that it can be spelled with an "H" in it to be Arabic. I'm not sure where though. I suppose anywhere you stick an "H" anywhere in it and it will still sound the same. = )" Dec. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia, I love my name, people always comment on its uniqueness and beauty" Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is nadia i love my name.most people do too.its a great name." Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get annoyed when people assume I'm Arabic or speak some foreign language when they know my name. I also find it frustrating when they think I should be a Muslim. I do have a small amount of Arabic blood in me but I don't speak any languages except English and a few western european languages [german, spanish - learned in high-school]. I pronounce it "nar-dee-a". I don't mind especially when people call me "na-dee-a" but Some peple say "nay-dee-a" and that really annoys me!" Jul. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Nadia as I thought that it is a very nice name and its not common at all.Tho i wasn't very pleased when I heard about the Nadia from Big Brother.She doesnt fit the name at all..." Jul. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My name is Nadia and I love it most people do pronounce it wrong and spell it wrong like this Nodia but its ok I say it like this Na-di-ya" Jul. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and i love, it suit me well and i don't have to spell it out to people because they write it correctly themselves.Many people mainly western anglo australians pronounce my name as Naria and my family who are somali's pronounce it as nadeea and so do most old arab folks. alot people from mny ethinicties always associate my name to be originally from their cultures. some say its an indian name some russian some greek some arabic. every culture claims to that Nadia is from their country but i say its from God (Allah)." May. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is nadia and i looooove it everyone saya nordia but its not so call me nadia.my nick name for nadia is nad" Apr. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Nadia too! It is really pronounced naw-dee-uh, but a lot of people also say nah-dee-uh. I don't mind either one. Personally, I don't like my name because it is so different." Apr. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is nadia because my mom was very impressed by Nadia Comenici..i like it.." Mar. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is Nadia, i usually pronouce it nar-dee-a. its generated some nicknames which i dont like much, such as nads. but generally i love it, its unique and i know no-one else who has the same name as me." Feb. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name also is Nadia. People always pronounce it wrong, but I'm used to it.." Feb. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg... anyone above 40 relates me to nadia comenici.. but its such an awesome name, i rarely found anyone else called Nadia" Jan. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "people often pronounce it the american way, nau-dee-a...but i much more prefer the arabic way, thats how all of my egyptian friends pronounce it. the correct way to say it is nad-ya...the arabic way. ive also heard that it's a russian name, but i also know that it is very common in arab countries." Jan. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and I know about 6 other Nadias. It is mispronounced often as Nadja(don't know how they get that) but overall, I like my name very much. It's VERY universal. The name is also different in a good way that I'm an individual but it's by no means weird." Dec. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI. I'm Nadia.Someone has told me that girls bearing the name are often very pretty. I feel the same too! too bad I can't name my daughter Nadia Junior :)" Dec. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nadia and I have always really liked it. When I was a child I was never teased because of it and quite frankly there was no reason to. I have been asked many many times if I am Russian or Iranian. I am actually Italian. The name is popular in Italy too!" Nov. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i sometimes have people call me NAJIA instead of Nadia as well- it is v annoying- on the whole though it is fine. Many people think its only a russian name and don't know that it is Arabic as well. I have had a few comments on my name because of connections with big brother(on tv) and american pie- the film! That is def not a good thing!" Aug. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my names nadia everyone pronounces it na-dee-a i don't really mind but you are actually meant to say nar-dia" Aug. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I very rarely have anyone prounounce my name incorrectly, however I am often asked where it comes from; or who i was named after. Frankly, being asked or compared to the gymnast Nadia, is pretty annoying." Jun. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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