Lia means "bearer of good news" in Greek.
Triioil  7/4/2019
I really don't like this name, I prefer Lea.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2019
I like this name as a nickname since it's too short for my liking. Other variations of this name are Leah or Lea.
fluttershy200  11/25/2018
In Italy it can be used as an abbreviation of other names such as Amelia, Emilia, Rosalia, Amalia.
Nevertheless, it's not uncommon. Little girls are named (registered) simply Lia at the Civil Registry.
TC88  5/23/2018
Lia is a nice diminutive of Rosalia, Jula, Emilia, Olivia, even. But it is a good alternative to Leah as a full name because the spelling is less common.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2017
Lia Marie Johnson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and Internet personality notable for appearing in various web series, including the Emmy-winning web series Kids React created by the Fine Brothers, and for her own vlogging and social media output. She is known for her starring role in the Nickelodeon movie Terry the Tomboy and for recurring roles in AwesomenessTV's Side Effects TV Series and My Music. In 2012 her personal YouTube channel, "Lia Marie Johnson", was reported to have received 16 million views. As of 2017, Lia's YouTube channel is reported to have surpassed 117 million views and currently maintains over 1.7 million subscribers, while her Instagram account was followed by 2.3 million followers. In a 2014 Adweek profile she was referred to as one of "10 of the biggest young stars on YouTube". In 2015 she was named one of the Top 100 YouTubers in the world.
cutenose  7/17/2017
My name is Lia. It is NOT a nickname. My name seems very delicate and polite, but honestly, a name doesn't define a personality. As the ratings show, my name seems to be more serious than comedic, it is physically impossible to tell whether the person herself is actually serious or not without meeting them IN PERSON and TALKING TO THEM.
xLiax  2/11/2017
My name is Julia Thian Dil and my parents call me Lia.
Julia Mawi  1/12/2017
Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: LI-aw.
HerculePoirot  8/24/2016
I much prefer the name Lia over Leah. My mum and dad nearly called me Leah and I'm kind of glad they didn't. My mum says that "Lia" looks like a spelling mistake, but I don't really like names ending in the suffix "-ah". Lia is a lovely name.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2016
Might use it as a nickname for Lillian!
LV51sfan91  6/28/2015
This is a beautiful nickname, but I don't think it makes a good actual name.
kvpp88  10/15/2014
Also Arabic pronunciation, spelled ليا.
Hussien  5/28/2014
Lia in Hawaiian is a name for head lice (ukus). In Samoan it means goddess of the rain forest. My wife (Lia) being from the Pacific islands, much prefers the Samoan meaning over the Hawaiian!
Patrick R  4/6/2014
Lia is a Japanese singer.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2013
Lia Neal (born 1995 in New York City) is an American swimmer.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2012
Lia Johnson (b. 1996 in Wahiawa, Hawaii) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Though I am positive the majority in this crowd pronounce it as "Lee-Uh"... though is incorrect, if you wish to speak it through an Italian tongue.


The "Li" is stressed to "LEE," or otherwise "I" equals "EE," meaning "L" is just a bit of frosting before the emphasis. "A" is always as in "Father." [noted -ed]

Now, I do hope people do not turn this into another "Ava" or the likes... it is too pretty (as a nickname, only, please) to be brought down so low.
Francesca  1/5/2011
I have a cousin with Lia as a name. It suits her. Such a kind lady! It's a great, short name and it doesn't sound strange at all. Lia is my favorite spelling of Leah.
ladybugluck  8/27/2010
I think it is a beautiful name, short and sweet and it works perfectly as a middle name. It's very annoying when people keep spelling it Leah. It drives me round the twist!
lia  2/14/2010
I like Lia way better then Leah. Leah looks forced and overrated, Lia is magnificent.
italiannames  2/3/2010
Also used in the Czech Republic. (I know at least four Lia's.)
HanaB  4/6/2009
Lia can sometimes mean cow.
lia  7/10/2008
In Italy, Lia is also used as a nickname for Rosalia. [noted -ed]
lady murasaki  12/2/2007
I love this name! I love the sound, but I hate it spelled Lea, or worse, Leah, so Lia is just perfect. I have only ever known one girl whose name was Lia, spelled this way. It is by far the prettiest way to spell this beautiful name.
harry_sent_me  11/1/2007
Lia Honda is a car dealership.
Brianna Angela  8/17/2007
Also a girls name in Slovenia. I have also heard it used as a nickname for Liana.
earthnut  7/3/2007
Short and sweet. I love this name, it's nice on a little girl and I think it ages well.
lezzie  9/18/2006
My friend's name is Lia. Her middle nanme's Pearl. I like the name Lia, but not Pearl.
xKatiex  9/9/2006
It is also used in Romania.
anishtephan  6/30/2006
This can also be a nickname for any name ending in -lia: Julia, Amelia, Natalia.
JuliaF  6/18/2006
"Lia" could be also a short form of "Liana".
iva_toneva  5/8/2006
I think it's extremely pretty, I've always loved the sound of the name but disliked the spelling Leah, so this is perfect and uncommon as well.
Free_Spirited_Girly  4/23/2006
This is the Romanian form of the name Leah. It is also used as a pet name for every possible name ending in Lia. I also heard it as a pet name for Liana.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2006
I've seen Lia as a nickname for Athalia.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2006
Also a nickname for Amelia.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2005

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