The name Nadia is a female name that’s part of the western world. It was used in France back in the 19th century. The name has many spelling variations including Nadya.

The Meaning of the Name

Nadia means hope in the Slavic language where it originated from.

The Popularity of Nadia

There isn’t a full diagram of the name dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. However, in Switzerland the data goes back to about 1963. After Nadia Comaneci gave the name a bounce when she became a gold medal winner in the gymnastics division of the Olympics in 1976.

The name was never one of the top favourites and began declining in popularity towards the end of the century. In recent years, Nadia has started picking up popularity after a low slump in 2006 in England and Wales. It tends to improve and then drop a little. As of 2015, Nadia ranks at #215 in popularity in England and Wales.

Famous People Named Nadia

Nadia Comaneci from Romania took home many medals of silver, bronze, and mostly gold medals in the course of five years. Nadia Sawalha is an English born actress.

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