Name for girl: Mia. Origins, meaning and curiosities

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In recent years, the female name Mia has met with a certain popularity among the new parents and the villagers, also thanks to the fact that the showgirl Alessia Marcuzzi has chosen it for her little girl, born from the union with Francesco Facchinetti. We discover in this guide the origin, the meaning, the curiosities of this name for baby girl.


The name Mia is adhespot, so there are no saints who call themselves that. Therefore Mia can celebrate her name day 1th November, days of All Saints. But the September 12th, when you remember Santa Maria, of which Mia is a hypocorist.


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Varianti el paesene

There is no el paesena variant of the name Mia, neither in the feminine nor in the masculine.

Foreign variants

  • Spanish: Mía

Origins and etymology of the name Mia

The name can be considered a hypocoristic of the name Maria in the German language, Dutch or Scandinavian. But it can also have its origin in the Latin term amatus, which means beloved, which in French, for example, is translated with Aimée.

Meaning of the name Mia

The name Maria comes from the Hebrew Maryam and it means "princess, lady", therefore the hypochoristic Mia would assume the same meaning. But it can also mean"loved", if you take her Latin origin for granted, or in the Anglo-Saxon languages ​​and also in that of the country, Mia can simply have the same meaning as the possessive adjective"my".

Spread of the name Mia

According to the data ISTAT the name Mia was practically unknown and almost non-existent in 1999, when only 7 newborn girls were called this way in the whole country. However, the popularity of this name has grown exponentially over the years, to the point that in 2022 1678 girls were called Mia.

Personality of a little girl named Mia

One of the main features of the personality Mia is the big one intelligence, which makes Mia often seem overly rational and cerebral and insensitive. She actually asks herself many questions, she experiences great moments introspection, questions of an existential nature and loves to read to find the answers in books. The nature of him is discreet, but it has within itself aexplosive energy which can sometimes lead Mia to be too distracting. She often lives a contradictory balance between excessive dynamism and introspection and isolation.

For Mia theappearance it is as important as being: it always tries to shine in the social sphere, but at times it remains immersed in its world inner in a constant personal search. Sometimes, therefore, it seems to have one double personality which displaces her interlocutors and allows her, however, to protect herself from the pain and difficulties of life. In Mia coexist malice and shyness, fear and self-confidence. Her nature perfectionist and brilliant it allows her to make these very different aspects coexist in a magical balance that fascinates and makes her unpredictable. Her dual nature stimulates her curiosity and feeds her imagination, Mia assimilates information quickly and easily manages to to adapt to any situation, and often prefers to act silently to achieve success. She is jealous and possessive, very sensitive and wise.

What profession will Mia be? You will be strongly attracted to the professions in the artistic field, where you can put your imagination and creativity to good use, but also from the medical or legal field.

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astrological sign

The zodiac sign that best defines Mia's personality traits is the Lion: determined, passionate and sometimes domineering, but also full of willpower and enthusiasm.


The color associated with Mia is theOrange, a symbol of activity and dynamism.

Precious stone

Mia's amulet is the citrine quartz, appreciated because it promotes concentration and analytical skills.

Lucky number

Mia's lucky number is1: the individualistic and independent number par excellence.

Famous people named Mia

  • Mia Doi Todd, American singer and musician
  • Mia Farrow, American actress
  • Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress
  • Mia Hansen-Løve, French director and screenwriter
  • Mia Ikumi, Japanese cartoonist
  • Mia Martini, singer the paesena
  • Mia May, Austrian actress
  • Mia Molinari, dancer in the countryside
  • Mia Rose, naturalized Portuguese English singer-songwriter
  • Mia Sara, American actress
  • Mia Tyler, American fashion designer, actress and lawyer
  • Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress

Song dedicated to Mia

We propose this passage from the Aerosmith intitolato "Mia", a real hard rock ballad.

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