Mia

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See also: mia, MIA, Mía, mía, mìa, miâ, and miä

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German and Scandinavian Mia.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Mia

  1. A female given name.
    • 1991 Eric Lax, Woody and Mia: A New York Story, New York Times, February 24th 1991
      - - - I know he thinks my name is awkward to say. He rarely calls me Mia." Christened Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow, she couldn't pronounce Maria when she was a toddler and called herself Mia.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The name did not have full name status before the 20th century.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Maria.

Proper noun[edit]

Mia

  1. A female given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Maria.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mia

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Maria and Emilia. Partly borrowed from Swedish Mia.

Proper noun[edit]

Mia

  1. A female given name.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Maria and pet form of other female names with the syllable -mi-. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1854.

Proper noun[edit]

Mia

  1. A female given name.
    • 1933 Ivar Lo-Johansson, Godnatt, jord, Albert Bonniers förlag (1950), page 41:
      Göransons kvinna hette Mia. Till och med namnet tycktes dem skrattretande och inbjöd till hån. De uttalade det med en katts långdragna jamande: M-i-i-a-a-a... I mars jublade de det nätter och dagar.