Gender Feminine
Scripts Надя(Russian, Bulgarian) Надія(Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. NA-DYA(French)

Meaning & History

Variant of NADYA (1) used in the western world, as well as an alternate transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century [1]. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-) [2].

Related Names

VariantsNadine(French) Nadya(Russian) Nadya(Bulgarian) Nadezhda, Nadiya, Nadya(Ukrainian)
DiminutivesNadiya, Nadya(Ukrainian)
Other Languages & CulturesNadzeya(Belarusian) Nada, Nadica(Croatian) Naděžda, Naďa(Czech) Nadine, Nadja(German) Nadežda(Latvian) Nada, Nadezhda(Macedonian) Nadzieja(Polish) Nádia(Portuguese) Nada, Nadežda, Nadica(Serbian) Nadežda(Slovak) Nada, Nadja(Slovene)
Same SpellingNádia, Nadia (2)
User SubmissionsNàdia, Nadía, Nadia


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Poland: August 1


Sources & References

  1. Edgar's Name Pages, available from
  2. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 531.

Entry updated February 4, 2020