|Subject:||Re: Does anyone have a meaning for the name "Nyah"?|
|Author:||Nanaea (Authenticated as Nanaea)|
|Date:||February 26, 2001 at 1:50:20 PM|
|Reply to:||Does anyone have a meaning for the name "Nyah"? by Christine|
*Finally* found a meaning for "Nyah". (This question has come up several times in the past on this board, Christine.)
According to this website, "Nyah" is a Swahili name meaning: "Purpose".
Considering the fact that the actress (Thandie Newton) who portrays the character of Nyah Hall in *Mission: Impossible 2* was born in Zambia, Africa, I'd say that the fictional Nyah Hall's heritage is probably African, too. So the "Nyah" that has suddenly become a popular name because of exposure from that movie may just likely be the Swahili "Nyah" listed at the website above (under the entry: "Nia").
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