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Pronunciation

nædjə

Origin

English, Italian, French, Arabic

Meaning

Associated with Russia, but used all over the world, this is a favorite in most of Europe, the Middle East and South America. Most likely it started life as a nickname for the Russian first name Nadezhda meaning “hope” - in fact it retains the meaning in most Slavic languages. On the other hand, in Arabic Nadiyah means “tender” or “delicate”. A lovely set of meanings, for a lovely name!

Rank in the year 2015

Nadia was ranked #698 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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