GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: NAD-yə (English), NAHD-yə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity due to the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Nadya (Russian), Nadya (Bulgarian), Nadiya, Nadya (Ukrainian)
DIMINUTIVE: Nadine (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Naděžda, Naďa (Czech), Nadja (German), Nadežda (Latvian), Nadežda (Serbian), Nadežda (Slovak), Nadja (Slovene)
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