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So, I am shocked at the bitterness and rudeness some have said over a name. My daughter's name is Mia, I love it! She was born in 2002! So, got most of you all beat, lol. She is of a mixed race, stunningly beautiful, talented, and an amazing young lady. Her name fits her. It's far from boring, Dan is boring lol it was very unique and unused when I named her. I hate now it's so popular. I actually know a guy I dated in high school had a child and he named her Mia but different spelling. I have 2 sons whose names start with an M as well. To all the other Mias out there. Be you, be proud of your name. It's beautiful. Oh and bulimia is 4 syllables! Not sounding alike, and definitely don't make me think of it knowing the beauty behind the name Mia! Dummies say that because it has the name at the end. Idiotic. And the porn star, she probably made up the name, saw it was popular, and she did so you say within the last 4 or 5 years. Again, 2002 here. So so many common names out there, plain Jane. Don't expect people to not be bothered by rude comments. Kids do look on here. Grow up and have some respect. Funny how rude your comments are but don't put your name on the post, and hide behind a pc being a troll. Be kind!
Mamabear3  10/23/2018
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In 2018, 4 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Mia who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 462nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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My name is Mia and everyone has got this wrong. I travel all over the world and every place I go to they claim my name is originally from their country and they are all correct. My name does come from many countries, it is just interpreted in different ways. It firstly came from The Latin language and has been adopted by nearly all the countries in the world now over time. So if you're called Mia and when on holiday they say your name is a Greek name for example they aren't exactly wrong cause they all have different meanings. Also, I read all of these comments and there is no need to say it means bulimia and it's ugly or it's a porn star name. It has beautiful origins and meanings- be proud if you're called Mia.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
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Really some people think of Bulimia when they hear Mia? Talk about grasping at straws.
Luvbug86  9/30/2018
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Simple and short, but still cute for a girl name.
vikkiwinona  9/26/2018
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So boring and short. Won't age well either. Already sounds horribly distinct to this particular period in time. Not a good sign!
― Anonymous User  9/24/2018
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Ugly, over used and prissy porn star name!
― Anonymous User  9/18/2018
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Mia (宮, miya) means "princess" in Japanese. ❤.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2018
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Mia is such an adorable name. And the meaning, mine! So cute! Too bad it's so high on the charts now.
kayisforkeen  8/5/2018
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My name is Mia and I personally have mixed feelings about the name. I feel that it doesn’t roll off the tongue well and I feel the name Maya would suit as a better name for all ages. I have been made fun of many times for my name, kids in school would deliberately call me MAYA! IT IS PRONOUNCED MEE-YA. Not to mention all of the abbreviations of Mia.
Miakate  6/28/2018
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MY name is Mia, it's pronounced "Mee-ah" not "Maya."
― Anonymous User  4/19/2018
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My name is Mia and some of these comments are really disheartening. For the people saying that it’s short for “bulimia”, we get it! We also know it means “Missing In Action”! We’ve had this name our whole lives you know! We’re obviously not going to associate the common terms “Mia” and “M.I.A.” with our “Mia” and in my personal experience, no one has ever reminded me what my name stands for, or what health problem it's a shortened version of. I pronounce mine “Mee-ah” and I’m generally called “My-ah” by people when I first meet them (which I don’t mind, I tell people to call me “Mamma Mia” to remember the correct pronunciation) but either pronunciation is fine! And if you think it means “mine” in Spanish, fine! If you think it means something else, fine! It’s a name people, and it’s a beautiful name. If you want to use this name, go ahead! It’s a great name and it leaves people with a smile on their face :)
helloitsmia  12/22/2017
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I named my daughter Mia in 2013. I didn't hear it anywhere but movies until the week before I delivered. It's short but beautiful! I grew up with a very long name so naming my daughter something short and sweet was nice. It's a pain to spell long names in kindergarten lol. I don't care what anyone says. MIA IS A GORGEOUS NAME AND I'M IN LOVE WITH IT. She gets compliments all the time!
JacquelineKay  12/8/2017
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My name is Mia. When I was in 6th grade I always wanted it to be Sky or Isabelle, but as I got older I loved it more. It is a VERY beautiful name and you should think of it as a name on your list for children :D.
Mia_The_Muffin_  12/8/2017
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Mia is too short... I feel there's not enough name really. Milena, Mira, Miranda, and Mina are better. Plus, it's so common, and it literally is a word meaning my.
XironDarkstar  11/18/2017
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Beautiful name. Becoming wildly popular but it is a great name. Short, sweet and simply Mia.
BlueBayou  7/9/2017
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I like it. Short, simple, and sweet. I think Mia also suits a dog.
Luvbug86  6/4/2017
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Mia Khalifa, also known as Mia Callista, is a Lebanese American social media personality and webcam model, best known for her successful, albeit brief, career as a pornographic actress from 2014 to 2015.
cutenose  5/18/2017
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Personally I love the name Mia. It is my name and I think it is beautiful. I think it can be pronounced either way and I have also seen it spelled Miea.
― Anonymous User  5/6/2017
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Mia Di María is the daughter of Argentine professional footballer Ángel Di María. She was born April 22, 2013 and was three months premature and survived after treatment at an intensive care unit at the Hospital Universitario Montepríncipe in Madrid.
lilolaf  3/2/2017
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Mia just feels so graceless and boring to me. There are few short names I really like, and Mia is not that name.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017
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My name is Mia and I think these comments are really good because I like to hear what others have to say.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2017
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Least favorite name. So overused and prissy.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2017
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Mia Malkova is the stage name of an American pornographic actress. Malkova was introduced to the adult film industry by adult actress Natasha Malkova, who was a school friend of hers.
cutenose  1/12/2017
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Mia (Μία) also means "one" in Greek.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/19/2016
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Also short for Miranda, Madelina, Emilia, Mila, Milena.
ERK  12/7/2016
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The name "MIA" is not annoying. Even though in Spanish/Italian it means "mine" or "my" it also has other meanings in other countries. I just think that other people can get irritated when they hear the name Mia because it's too popular. Well yeah, Mia is too short and simple for a name, but I think it's adorable and I love it.
memesyow16  12/1/2016
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My 5 hour old grand daughter has been given the name Mia. I think it is wonderful just as she is.
Allinaword  10/29/2016
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My name is MIA! I started reading these comments and felt there was no need to do this when Mia is such a beautiful name! When I was younger I was not happy that my parents had given me this name because I didn't like the way it sounded. Now that I am much older I truly think that Mia is a beautiful name for children and adults. In the comments above that I have read it says it's a great name for 5 month old baby's? I believe that it is very strange to just name your baby Mia and when it gets older than 5 months change it. But I think whoever is given the name Mia is a very lucky person and will be for the rest of their life. But the name you are given shouldn't change people's likes of you. It doesn't matter if you have a strange name, it is all about how kind you are to other people and not making mean, nasty comments about people's names on social media like most of you are doing! It can be a nickname and it can also be a real name- there is definitely no need to judge, just stick with your own name.
miagreig  9/28/2016
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The main character in children's series 'Mia and me' is Mia.
avaGurl112  9/3/2016
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I like Mia. It's for a simple and loving girl. I think that if you have girl twins they could be Pia and Mia. It could also be an only name or second name.
avaGurl112  9/3/2016
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Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: MI-aw.
HerculePoirot  8/24/2016
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It means "My "in Italian. It's really not a name. It's silly.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2016
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Not bad, but I prefer the spelling Meah.
evyyxo  6/26/2016
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I named my daughter Mia and she is now 12. I loved the name after traveling though Norway and meeting a very nice young woman named Mia and it stuck with me ever since. My husband and I are of Norwegian heritage so we went with it. My daughter is very sweet, polite, considerate, smart, talented, and everyone's friend so people insulting the name makes me think you have never personally met a Mia before. The only thing I find annoying about it is people who do not pronounce it correctly. The "ia" in a word is pronounced "EE-ah" not "EYE-ah" Think about Sophia, Criteria; hysteria - all "EE-ah", so why would Mia be "m-EYE-ah"? Even after all the hate on here for the name, I don't regret naming her that and she loves her name. To each their own. I am sure your names are not liked by some people too.
aseverson  5/16/2016
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Not a bad name, but it's a bit too short for my taste. I prefer Maria.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
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My daughter is named Mia. All my life I've have never met someone named Mia and it's shocking that such a pretty name is hardly ever used! I think the name is cute.
Aspen010203  5/2/2016
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Mia, written as "MiA", is the stage name of the (male) guitarist of Japanese Visual Kei band MEJIBRAY. Because of him, I can associate this name with men as well (though I certainly discourage against naming boys "Mia". Poor kids will be bullied for life!).
― Anonymous User  4/15/2016
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Mia Velaz-Cruz is a member of the Cupcake Club in Coco Simon's The Cupcake Diaries book series.
doritazurita  4/9/2016
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I have just called my daughter Mia and think it's a lovely name! Although it annoys me when people pronounce it wrong like 'Mya' it's pronounced 'Meeya' and is Hebrew, not Spanish or French or Italian!

For people saying it is a child's name and can't imagine it for an old person, that's silly. Think the other way around- for example, how could you call a baby 'Dorothy' or 'Bob' or 'Dave' now that's crazy!
― Anonymous User  4/3/2016
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I'm a proud Australian with an Italian background. I named my daughter Mia = Made In Australia and we love it.. it suits her now and will still suit her as an adult...
― Anonymous User  1/19/2016
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My goodness, how judgmental some people are. I think it's okay to say you don't like a name, but to criticize others for giving it to their child is not okay. I think it is a lovely name. I like its meaning in Greek - the one or the only.
annamirabilis  1/17/2016
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My name is Mia, I'm 17 years old and I like my name. My name has stood out and has fit in with each aspect of my life. In work it's professional and pleasant, in school/college it's been different so it's been easy. When I introduce myself it's unique and I love the fact it's Italian. People are saying that it only suits toddlers, however, I like my name. My boyfriend adores it, and it's overall a lovely name. I recommend it. It means such beautiful things and is majorly revolved around love. I don't see why this name wouldn't be perfect for a child. Also, I've never heard that my name is "boring" before, as I'm the ONLY Mia I've ever come across:)
― Anonymous User  1/14/2016
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I had a baby girl in 2015 and named her Milania pronounced like Milan (Italy) with ia at the end. Her nickname is MIA and I love both.
Aces  1/12/2016
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This name sounds so cute. I would totally use it for my daughter (if I ever have one).
lilolaf  1/9/2016
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Mia Fey is a fictional character in the video game series Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. She is a very wise, mature, intelligent woman who often assists the protagonist when he gets into a sticky situation.
LoriTheGirl  1/2/2016
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I only like this name for a girl under 8. I will not name my daughter Mia because I can't imagine an 80 year old lady called Mia.
Jghazt333  12/21/2015
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The name Mia is commonly linked to the Hebrew culture and language. It is roughly translated to "rebellious woman."
elijahrabanal  11/11/2015
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I've never really liked this name, even as a kid. I understand that it's a classic, but I'm not a huge fan of classic names. They seem overdone and worn out to me. Anyway, I don't hate this name, but I most certainly don't like it.
actingfun  9/25/2015
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My name is Mia and I absolutely LOVE my name! I've really appreciated growing up with a name that people stop and think about! It's nice to be original, especially as, when I was born Mia was very uncommon. I have had issues in the past with people pronouncing my name though, I got Mya a lot which is my absolute pet peeve! However, I wouldn't change my name for the world!
miaxox  9/9/2015
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Mia is also a slang term for Bulimia.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2015
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It sounds very whiny. It does not suit an adult.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2015
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My name is Mia and I LOVE my name. I am 12 years old and I feel that my name is short and sweet. I hate how people always pronounce my name as my-ah it just doesn't sound right. I pronounce it mee-ah and it sounds unique and elegant and if someone doesn't like I'm sorry, I love it.
mia101  3/22/2015
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Not my favourite. Sounds a little whiny.
namefan5000  12/16/2014
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I love the name Mia. Anyone who doesn't has no taste!
Dbenj  12/16/2014
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Be wary if you name your child Mia. People suffering from Bulimia Nervosa often refer to their sickness as Mia, especially online and especially on pro-ana and pro-Mia websites. I don't use those websites, but even I often refer to my Anorexia Nervosa as Ana.
SeaSwallowed  11/14/2014
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When I named my Daughter "Mia", 15 years ago, it was unique! I LOVE the name and it has a few meanings, "My love" is one and when we chose to name our Daughter, Mia Arianna, we wanted an Italian name, as both of us are Italian, so that is the name we picked. I have not regretted it for a single moment! We have received NOTHING but compliments.
heidi eastman  11/10/2014
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My name is Mia, and growing up, yeah, I realized a lot of terrible things ended with Mia. Even being an acronym for 'missing in action', but at the same time I liked my name, because it was unique. Growing up I've only met like maybe three other Mia's in my age group. It's slightly sad to me that it's getting popular, though it had to happen. Though, funny enough, my name derives from both my grandmothers' names smushed together. Even funnier out of all the names my parents could have possibly picked out by merging the names together they chose the smallest name possible! XD!
MiaMonster  9/9/2014
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Mia Sasha McKenna Bruce, an English actress, best known for her role as Tee Taylor in the British children's TV series, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2014
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I think this is a short & simple yet cute, adorable, girly, sweet and pretty name. :)
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
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Dull as dishwater. Terrible name.
johann14  6/29/2014
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K. For all of you people who are dissing the name, Why are you even on here, do u just look up a random name and say mean things about that name and the people associated with that name? My name is Mia. And whether you like it or not some people are named Mia and you can't just suddenly say that their name is ugly. I may not like your name but I'm not going to judge a person by their name. Second, Mia does mean mine. I had a sister before I was born, but then she died two weeks after she was born. My mom named me Mia because it means mine, to show that I was hers and not the angels to keep. There may or may not be a story behind your name, but PLEASE think about how what you are saying might affect others before you say it. Thank you.
Mialapizza  6/18/2014
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I have 2 sisters, Tara and Mia (and my name is Avery, I'm a girl) my sister Mia's name is pronounced m-y-a not m-e-a so many people always pronounce her name wrong, it is suitable for any age, my sister Tara is 17 and Mia is 14 1/2. She loves her name! Especially loves it because she is the middle child, I'm the youngest! It's totally up to you how you pronounce it, I think m-y-a Sounds nicer with our last name, and it is more suitable as you get older as well.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2014
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My name is MIA & I'm very proud of my name.. Ive had it for 13 years already & some of my teachers have called me "Maya" but I really don't understand since maya is maya & MIA is "me-huh" there is no other pronunciation unless you named your child Mia but you wanna say it like Maya.
Miavprz  5/24/2014
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"Mia" is pronounced MEE-ah peepz, NOT MY-ah. (: If you like saying MY-ah, the correct way to spell it would be "Maya". "Maya" has a completely different meaning from "Mia".
― Anonymous User  4/7/2014
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No one should name their child Mia. Yeah, it's a super cute name but people who have an eating disorder called bulimia have a nickname and guess what it is called? Yup, Mia. I used to suffer from this and I absolutely hate it when they're people with the name of Mia and it makes me sad.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2014
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British equestrian Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, recently gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Mia Grace Tindall.
mmcurliq42311  1/24/2014
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My name is Mia and your meaning/origin is all wrong! Mia is Spanish/Italian, the meaning means "Mine" as anyone who speaks Spanish, they will tell you what Mia means. I have no idea where this Scandinavian meaning of the name came from but for the past 21 years that I can remember Mia means mine and is Spanish/Italian.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2013
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Such a cute, short, and sweet name. Also a name that would work just as well on a young girl as it would on a middle aged woman. Love it. :)
Gio123  8/11/2013
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The name Mia was actually given to 10 baby BOYS born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
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I would be concerned with Mia being an acronym for Missing In Action. Adding a fourth letter would avoid this acronym & make it more substantial of a name. For those who like Mia, I would consider the alternatives of Mila, Maya, or the less dated Mira!
― Anonymous User  7/11/2013
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I love this name, but people really need to stop saying that Mia is said as 'My-ah.' If you want it said that way spell it Maya. Mia and Maya shouldn't be so confusing, but Mia is a really nice name. Its sweet and short. The name can suit pets and humans which is nice as well.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2013
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If this is for the pronunciation "Mee-uh", then I really dislike this name. If you say the name "Mia" over and over and over, it actually sounds painful to the ears. Also, when I imagine a girl saying "I'm Mia" or "My name's Mia" she automatically sounds annoying. It's like you can't take a "Mia" seriously. It's not even professional, I can't imagine someone named Mia as a lawyer, teacher, doctor, even a salesperson. It's just not a nice name. I now have a headache from saying Mia over and over again...
avengingangelx3  5/6/2013
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My name is Solomia and I usually go by Mia. I think it's a lovely name.
MiaIrving  4/7/2013
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Mia Goth (who is famously known for being a Nymphomaniac and being Shia LaBeouf's girlfriend; and also a model) bears this name.
emilydominko  4/5/2013
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Mia Talerico is a four-year-old child actress who plays the title character on Disney Channel's comedy "Good Luck Charlie." It will be interesting to see where her career goes after the show ends, or if she will continue acting.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2013
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Sounds really stupid and really, really childish as a full name. My friend's little sister Maria goes by Mia, I like it way more as a nickname rather than a full name given by parents trying to sound Italian or something.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2013
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Mia is a brilliant name for a girl!
Jess07  8/27/2012
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Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm (born 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is an American soccer player. She is one of the greatest female soccer players of all-time.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
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Mia Farrow (born 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is a famous American actress.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
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Mia Michaels (born 1966 in Coconut Grove, Florida) is an American dancer and choreographer.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
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I like this name. It's simple and sweet. I think I'm the only one who feels this way, but screw it.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
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Simple, but pretty girls name.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
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This name is too short and childish to be a real name. It's cute, but it's almost too cute- it wouldn't work well on anyone over the age of 10.
sunshinechild67  2/13/2012
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This name is just boring. I hear it everywhere here in Australia, because it's exploded in popularity most likely thanks to the Princess Diaries. I find it pretty as a nickname for Maria or Amelia, but on its own it's insubstantial.
the_awesome_elf  1/8/2012
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Mia Rose, a Portuguese born singer.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2011
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Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress, known for (for example) Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2011
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Mia is also a common abbreviation of "bulimia," which is what I think of almost every time I hear it. Keep that in mind.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2011
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I named my daughter "Mia Andria". It's meaning is "My Love". Her great grandma, a great lady, was named "Mimi". This was a way for me to pay homage to her.
― Anonymous User  8/30/2011
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I'm naming my expecting daughter Mia Rose. Not MY rose, just Mia Rose because the name Mia and the Spanish word mia are NOT RELATED. I repeat NOT RELATED! I also go to Spain quite a lot. Why? Because I'm Spanish! It's home to me and the name is not a problem there.
Katya  3/4/2011
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Mia can be a Japanese name.
Meg_Simpson  2/27/2011
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This name irritates me because the people who bestow it on their offspring always seem to have the idea that it means "mine" or that it is Italian or Spanish in origin. Or that it can be used as a nickname for almost name with an M in it. As a result, I associate with stupid and annoying parents who I imagine speak in a whining yet forceful way.

I'm completely bored with it; wake me up when the Mia craze is over please.
keepitreal  1/23/2011
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I'd like this name as a nickname for Amelia or Melinda or some other name, but not just on its own. It's too short just for a first name.
plutogirlgenius  7/24/2010
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Beautiful name, but rather overused.
alma_aindop  6/19/2010
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Maya Arulpragasam goes by her stage name M.I.A, or Mia.
ListenToAsuka  5/5/2010
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I admit it's cute, but it's too common. I don't like when people say that this name means "mine" in Spanish, since it doesn't. It's not Spanish at all, even if a lot of Hispanic Americans have named their daughters this.
bananarama  4/8/2010
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Also a popular girls name in Croatia for the last 30 years.
goricar  3/7/2010
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I have a daughter called Mia and think it is a beautiful name. As well as being very cutesy and sweet on a young girl I think it is very beautiful and classy for adults too. It is becoming quite popular which is sad to see but I don't blame people as it is such a lovely name. At least it isn't like a lot of recent popular names that have a modern trendy feel to them. Mia still sounds classic.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2010
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My best friend's name is Miranda, and her nickname is Mia.
I think it's a very pretty name. I like it better than Mimi.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2010
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My name happens to be Mia, and I pronounce it MEE-UH. I've never met anyone who pronounced it MY-A.
M167789  11/9/2009
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This name is also used in Japan, although I don't know how popular it is. The Japanese mangaka Mia Ikumi bears this name and writes it like –¢ˆŸ.
GreekMythology  9/18/2009
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"Mamma Mia, here I go again, My my, how can I resist ya?"
Gasp! Not ABBA!
welovejamesarness  6/14/2009
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Mia is also used in Finland, though it isn't quite as popular as the form Miia. Here it's pronounced MEE-ah.
Yippal  4/21/2009
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I love the name Mia even though it also means missing in action, but it's cool if your daughter's name is an acronym! I would name anything Mia. The name is just flexible like that. I could name my daughter, my fish, or even my calculator Mia!
Akito  4/15/2009
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I used to like this name, but the more I look at it the more I think Missing In Action.
faye  1/25/2009
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Yes, it is also pronounced 'My-ah', as it is my name. In fact, every girl I've known with the name has pronounced it the same and ABHORS 'Mee-uh'. 'Mee-uh', now THAT is just wrong. But yes, I do love my name. When it is pronounced correctly.
Pyxxis  12/4/2008
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"Mia" is used in the online pro-eating disorders community as a short form for "bulimia". Like "Ana" for "anorexia". I've had an eating disorder for 11 years, so trust me on this one. Kind of a shame, as I think both names are rather pretty.
Katja32  11/12/2008
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This name is also very common in Limburgish, where it is a short form rather than a diminutive of Maria.
Lucille  10/18/2008
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Okay. For everyone out there complaining that this name means "my" or "mine," LOOK AT THE *MEANING* OF THE NAME AND THE *USAGE!*

It's a SCANDINAVIAN, DUTCH, GERMAN, or ENGLISH diminutive. It is *NOT* Spanish. Yes, there is a Spanish word that is spelled the same way that DOES mean "my" or "mine." However, the name Mia and the Spanish word Mia are NOT RELATED so quit the ugliness already!

One more time, say it with me, people, the name Mia and the Spanish word Mia are NOT RELATED.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2008
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I like the name Mia very much because, as others have said, it's short and sweet. I agree it sounds better on a little girl than on a teenager but not so much as other names I've heard. I hate the Mia in Princess Diaries but she doesn't ruin the name for me at all.
renee06  8/21/2008
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I think Mia is a beautiful name as a matter of fact. That's why I looked it up. My husband and I have decided to name our daughter Mia, which I absolutely adore and cherish. For all of the people who posted such negative and rude comments. Why did you even bother to look up this name and then go through the trouble of posting a comment on it? It seems mundane to do so IMHO.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2008
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It's a pretty name, but very common.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
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I love this sweet little name. I plan to name my first daughter this in the future, possibly Mia Lily. I hope Mia's popularity won't slip by the time I'd have a little girl because I don't want old-fashioned names for my children, but "in" names.
diamond  3/14/2008
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I think of a pretty Italian girl when I hear this name. It's a pretty name, nice and simple, without pretensions. Not prissy, but very feminine.
ashesofroses88  3/11/2008
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I love this name, it is simple and sweet sounding. Not much room for anyone to misspell it. Although my daughter goes to school with a Mia, and a lot of people call her Miya at first and sometimes spell it either Miya or Mea, but after one time, they always get it right. And sometimes they think twice and think that the way they had it spelled doesn't look right and spell it as it is supposed to be. Mia.
Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
3
My daughters name is MIA. As far as I'm concerned, it does sound upperclass, short and sweet, it's arty and sophisticated even though it's short. And the name sounds even better for a fully grown woman, especially if she's a head turner. As far as the name being "just a word" ? check out all the other names out there? Most of them are (just a word) and sound very much just like words. The name Mia means "the Greek feminine version of (the one)" and in Latin languages it obviously means "mine". The name Mia is a shorter version of the name Maria, in many languages. It's also a shorter version of the name Euphemia. Im sorry but to me, the name Mia is a short, sweet, beautiful name, which means a lot more than any word. To me it means that this little girl was loved from the day she was born, and that love will always be with her, as a subtle reminder (to all who choose to see it that way), in the form of her name.
shushi  12/14/2007
2
Mia Begovic : a stunningly beautiful and famous Croatian actress.
Mia Corak : a famous ballerina, made it big in America and was known for her beauty and grace.
Mia : Vin Diesels sister an the film "fast and furious".
shushi  12/14/2007
2
I think some of the comments on here are a little harsh, I have a daughter named Mia, I think it is a lovely name and picked it because I thought it was a name that would grow with her and still do. It is a simple feminine name, I don't think it is a name that is neither here nor there, and certainly not a name I would give to a pet! I am hoping my daughter will grow into a strong independent women and I don't think this name holds her back from doing this!
NinaC  12/6/2007
1
Mia is also commonly used in the Netherlands as a pet form of Maria. [noted -ed]
Lucille  11/25/2007
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This name sounds so weak and unremarkable. Maybe if its pronunciation was MIE-ah. But MEE-ah? No, no, no.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
-3
Mia, a name you would give to a cat or dog - maybe even a rabbit, but a child?
― Anonymous User  10/29/2007
1
Miguel A. Núněz & Yulanda Simon have a daughter Mia, born 1995.
Maggie_Simpson  9/26/2007
0
Too short. Not very attractive. There's nothing to it. Avoid.
johann14  9/25/2007
1
Also a girls name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/3/2007
1
My daughter is named Mia and I love it! It's beautiful and different and is your all-around perfect name for a girl. People need to understand that when a mother is naming their child, it's something that is special to them and they don't need people with bad attitudes to make fun or criticize the name. It's a special thing. Don't take that away from mom's like me!
JenMtz  6/4/2007
0
It's cute but boring.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2007
1
If I have a 2nd daughter, I'd like to call her Mia Angela and it is such a nice name. I know that my daughter would love it.
hanzdouglas  3/15/2007
1
I love the name Mia! It's simple and cute. But, I would rather name my daughter Amelia and call her Mia because it doesn't sound like much of a name for an adult. I always associate it with the adorable book, A Mango-Shaped Space, too and that makes the name even better to me.
writing the world  2/16/2007
0
I don't like this name. It's too short and plain. Name your daughter Amelia or Maria, not Mia. It's not a name that's built to last.
black_lace  2/7/2007
1
Mia is so common, I've been called Mia G every single year in school, even when one of the other Mia's moved out of town. There was 4 Mia's in total, just in my class, and made the name totally uninteresting. It's ruined every thought of naming my child Mia something, even though my husband insists if it's a girl.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2007
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I strongly dislike this name, and I would no more consider it for a child than I would my, mine, or mi. It's indicative of possession, not a name in its own right. I admit it has a cute, nicknamey sound. As such, I think it would be better to select an actual name such as Amelia, Mary, Maria, or Michaela and just use Mia as a nickname.

And Mia does not mean "my love." Mia on its own doesn't mean "my anything." It just means "my."
GasolineAllie  1/23/2007
1
I think this is an simple, yet somehow elegant name. It reminds me of someone who's uperclass and social, with maybe just a little bit of a wild side.
equestian  1/10/2007
1
I think Mia is an adorable name for children under five, but I think it sounds a bit wierd for teens and adults. Name your child Amelia or Maria. You could call her Mia as a nickname. (I dislike Mia from Princess Diaries, pretty or not.) In my opinion, Mia sounds a bit too simple, and too goody-goody.
7up  1/2/2007
1
I think Mia is a cool name, maybe I've just been reading too much Green Arrow.
alexyasha  12/27/2006
2
Mia is very poular in Norway. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  12/12/2006
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Mia Hamm is the most famous member of the US Women's soccer team, credited with inspiring a generation of female athletes.
elizabeth hamlet  11/30/2006
1
Also short for Amelia and Amy. This was the name of the girl in the Princess Diaries.
bellaboo  11/11/2006
0
No offense to anyone but I just don't like this name. I don't like the sound of the name.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2006
1
Beautiful actress Mia Kirshner ("Exotica", "The Black Dahlia") is a famous bearer.
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
1
I think my name MIA is a wonderful name! It's so cute and short. It works for kids and adults. And by the way, be nice, other people have feelings too.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2006
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I've always found this name to be sappy and simple, almost sickly sweet. It sounds okay for a 2-year-old, IMO, but once you reach puberty, it sounds like...ugh...unpleasant.

I'm sorry, but if you MUST name your daughter this, name her Maria so she'll have something to go by when she's 13.
Mithos514  6/6/2006
1
Mia has recently become extremely popular with Hispanics in the USA because of a telenovela called _Rebelde_, which featured the very popular young Mexican actress Anahi in the role of Mia Colucci.
clevelandkentevans  5/12/2006
1
The name Mia Colucci that clevelandkentevans mentioned previously was also used for the same character in the original version of "Rebelde" made in Argentina that was called "Rebelde Way". The character was played by Luisana Lopilato.
6diablesse6  12/30/2006
1
Mia... A sweet but ordinary name. I mean, it attracts attention, but everyone loves sweet names. It isn't a harsh name, it's easy to say, quick to get through with, but mostly adorable. I love it.
simple_plan_luver  4/28/2006
0
Mia also means "my love". My name is Mia, and I love it! And it IS NOT just a word!
― Anonymous User  3/27/2006
1
I named my daughter Mia and I think it's a beautiful name. It's simple but it's different enough that you don't hear it everyday. I would love to see the name of this person that thinks it's so stupid, but it couldn't be any worse than their screenname. lol.
neosha06  3/21/2006
1
Steven Tyler has a daughter named Mia.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
2
For your info, Mia also means MY LOVE! My name is Amelia and I mostly get called Mia. Put your head on right and respect other peoples names, please! It's a good name! You don't have to agree with me, but you don't need to insult all the innocent Mia's out there!
Miamaya  3/3/2006
1
I think this name is beautiful and I have decided to name my daughter MIA.
queenkay  1/18/2006
1
Australian actress Bec Cartwright and tennis star husband Leighton Hewitt's daughter is named Mia.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2006
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I don't like this name. It is rather stupid sounding and too simplistic. Is it Mia's or is it Youra's? Put your head on straight when you name your children!
dmforsythe  12/22/2005
2
Uma Thurman played a character called Mia Wallace in the film Pulp Fiction.
― Anonymous User  12/18/2005
1
Famous bearer is Mia Farrow, born Maria.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
1
The name 'Mea' in Greek Orthodox means 'my only one'.
tasher16  9/7/2005
1
Kate Winslet has a daughter named Mia.
Groovey943  8/11/2005
1
My friend named her daughter Mia but thinks it can also be pronounced "Maya". I disagree - Mia is simply Mia.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2005
2
This is the name of Mia Thermopolis, the central character in Meg Cabot's 'The Princess Diaries'.
reservoirdoll1987  7/18/2005
3
Mia is simply cute. And I have to say MEE-a is the right way to pronounce it. But spellings don't always follow the rules. Personally, I like to pronounce it MEE-a in some names, and MY-a in others.
Tbird  6/23/2005
1
This can be a pet form of the name Amelia.
PeacieFreak13  5/29/2005
3
The name Mia is pronounced "Mee-ah". I don´t like it pronounced like Maya "My-ah" that´s just wrong.
Destry  4/13/2005
2
This name is from Italy. But in Spanish the definition is "mine". Some people don't believe that it should be considered a name, just a word showing possession.
Mia Garnica  1/6/2005

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