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Origin: Georgia
Region Origin: Western Asia

The name Mia is a girl's name with multiple origins and meanings. It is believed to have originated from the ancient Egyptian word "Mr," which means beloved, and has since been linked to the Italian word "mia," meaning mine. Mia is also recognized as a derivation from the Slavic word "Mila," meaning dear or darling. Additionally, Mia has roots in Latin languages like Spanish and Italian, where it means "mine". In the Noongar language of the Aboriginal people, Mia comes from the phrases "meeuk" or "meeuk mia," translating to "moon". It is also thought to be a variation of the traditional Latin name Maria, meaning "star of the sea". The name Mia has various meanings and associations, such as "ocean goddess," "queen," "guardian of justice," and "bitter". It is derived from many names, most commonly from Maria, but also from names like Amelia and Maya. Mia has been consistently popular, remaining in the top ten since 2009 and the top 50 since 2002. The name's popularity surged in the 1990s and 2000s, thanks in part to Mia Farrow, an American actress and activist. Today, Mia continues to be a popular choice for parents looking for a name with international appeal and multiple cultural connections.

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