Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! You’ve already figured out her first name, so it’s time to move on to the exciting part: picking a middle name for her! Making this selection for your newborn can be an exciting, but also somewhat intimidating, process to go through and complete. You may be perplexed as to which middle name will best match your daughter’s given name given the plethora of options.
That’s why I’ve written my tips to help you choose the ideal middle name for your child. You can go through some quick lists to help you make your pick – you’re guaranteed to fall in love with at least one of them!
What Does The Name Mia Mean?
It has three different origins: Hebrew, Latin, and Scandinavian – making it a feminine name. Miriam, which means ‘beloved’ in Hebrew, is the name from which it is derived. It is also related with the Italian word “mia,” which means “mine,” and it can indicate either “bitterness” or “loved one” as a popular diminutive of Maria.
People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means. As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.
How Do You Pronounce Mia?
Mia is pronounced as MEE ah.
What are middle names for?
Your daughter’s middle name is one that she will keep with her for the rest of her life, which is a wonderful thing. Of course, middle names aren’t absolutely necessary in terms of legal requirements, but they do add a little something extra to the overall flavor of our names. And, to be completely honest, they do come in helpful every now and then.
Often people can make the middle name a nickname later on or even you can put the initials together to form a new name, for example, Mia Kate could become MK!
Research has also indicated that having middle names improves people’s chances of getting a better job in the future! According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, people who have middle names are believed to have a high social position and to be intellectually superior.
Famous People Called Mia
- Mia Brownell (born 1971), American visual artist.
- Mia Davies (born 1978), Australian politician.
- Mia Hagman (born 1979), Finnish breaststroke swimmer.
- Mia Khalifa, former pornographic actress.
- Mia Kirshner (born 1975), Canadian actress.
- Mia May (1884–1980), Austrian actress.
How Common is the Name Mia?
The first name Mia was given to a child in November 7th, 1874, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.
The Social Security Administration has registered 242,069 babies born with the first name Mia in the United States between 1880 and 2019. With a total of 14,913 babies born in 2015, the first name Mia was the most commonly used.
Mia has remained in the top ten since 2009 and in the top 50 since 2002, according to data from the Social Security Administration.
How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Mia
The most appropriate middle name for Mia is the one that blends nicely with her first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Mia from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.
Say the names out loud with Mia at the start. For example, Mia Ann. Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.
Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.
Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider looking for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.
By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Mia.
50 Best Middle Names for Mia
We’ve pulled together the best girl’s names that go well with the name Mia. Here’s our list:
First Name for Middle Name Mia
If you have already decided on Mia as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Mia makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!
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10 Classic Girl Names That Go Well With Mia
10 Modern Names That Go With Mia
10 Unusual Girl Names That Go With Mia
European Names That Match the Name Mia
If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Mia. We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.
7 Irish Girl Names That Go with Mia
|Mia Roisin (ro-sheen)
|Mia Niamh (neev or nee-iv)
|Mia Riona (ree-ona)
|Mia Caragh (kara)
|Mia Ailbhe (alva)
|Mia Maebh (Maeve)
|Mia Brid (breege)
7 French Names to Go with Mia
7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Mia
7 Italian Names for Mia
7 German Names for Mia
7 Polish Names for Mia
Names of Certain Length
If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.
7 Names for Mia with 1 Syllable
7 Names for Mia with 2 Syllables
7 Names for Mia with 3 Syllables
Names for Mia with the Same Initial
7 Names for Mia Starting with A Vowel
Nicknames for Mia
Mia is often given the following nicknames:
Different Ways to Spell Mia
Similar Names Like Mia
If you like these names, check out our post on names that go with Maria
Sibling Names for Mia
If you already have a child named Mia, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Mia.
Sister Names for Mia
If you already have a baby Mia, and she’s going to be an older sister, then we’ve come up with some gorgeous sister names!
|Mia & Melody
|Mia & Jasmine
|Mia & Sophia
|Mia & Katherine
|Mia & Maria
|Mia & Margot
|Mia & Esther
|Mia & Serena
|Mia & Lucy
|Mia & Jennifer
Brother Names for Mia
If you are expecting a baby boy, and already have an Mia then check out our boy names that will match your baby girl!
|Mia & Jedidiah
|Mia & Braxton
|Mia & Elliott
|Mia & Boston
|Mia & Braylen
|Mia & Kameron
|Mia & Hayden
|Mia & Enoch
|Mia & Braylon
|Mia & Emmanuel
Take Away For Baby Name Mia
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Amelia, and this is by no means an exhaustive list of names that go well with Amelia. Please share your favorite middle names for girls, or even simply your favorite middle names in general, in the comments section. Good luck choosing!
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