Gender Feminine
Scripts Надя(Russian, Bulgarian) Надія(Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. NA-DYA(French) NAD-ee-ə(English) NAHD-ee-ə(English) NA-dyə(Russian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant of Nadya 1 used in western Europe, 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

VariantsNadya(Russian) Nadya(Bulgarian) Nadiia, Nadiya, Nadya(Ukrainian)
Other Languages & CulturesNadzeya(Belarusian) Nada, Nadica(Croatian) Naděžda, Naďa(Czech) Nadine(Dutch) Nadja, Nadine(German) Nadežda(Latvian) Nada(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  

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 December 7, 2022