Nadia Pronunciation / / Gender female Origin Word/name Slavic/Greek/Latin
Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Nadia Nadia is a female name that means 'hope', used predominantly in Italy, Spain, France, Russia, Portugal, Poland and some Middle East countries. Its origins are in the Slavic languages. Variations include: , Nadja , Nadya , Nadine Nadzia, , Nadiya Nadiyya, Nadija, Nadzeya, Nada and Nantia.
In the case of the Slavic languages, the name
Nada is the word for "hope" in most of South Slavic languages, Nadiya (Надія, accent on the "i") is the Ukrainian word for "hope", while Nadzeya (Надзея, accent on the "e") is the equivalent in Belarusian, or Old Polish Nadzieja all of them derived from Old East Slavic. In Bulgarian and Russian, on the other hand, Nadia or Nadya (Надя, accent on first syllable) is the diminutive form of the full name Nadyezhda (Надежда), which also means "hope" and derives from Old Church Slavonic, it in turn, being a translation of the Greek word ελπίς (Elpis), with the same meaning.
The name's early roots and origins date back to
Ancient Greece mythology. In most other languages it is a name in its own right. In Russian military aircraft, the warning system voice is given the name "Nadia".
Many languages have an equivalent
English it is, precisely, , in Hope Spanish, Esperanza, in Catalan and Portuguese, Esperança, in French, Espérance, in Italian, Speranza, etc.
to the Slavic language version, that is to say, the given name Hope exists in different languages. In
Arabic, Nadiyyah means tender, delicate. Variations include the French name Nadine.
Its name days are:
Bulgarian: 17 September Czech: 17 September Italian: 17 September Greek: 23 June Hungarian: 1 August French: 13 April Russian: 30 September Slovak: 23 December Swedish: 8 April Spanish: 13 April Ukrainian: 30 September Polish: 1 September, 15 May Nadia is the name of: People [edit ] In sports [edit ] In film, television and music [edit ] Nadia Ali (born 1980), American singer-songwriter and Grammy nominee Nadia Almada (born 1977), Portuguese reality television star, winner of Big Brother UK Nadia Bjorlin (born 1980), American actress Nadia Chambers (born 1968), Welsh actress Nadia Chan (born 1971), Hong Kong actress and singer Nadia Di Cello (born 1989), Argentine actress Nadia Farès (born 1973), French actress Nadia Litz (born 1976), Canadian actress Nadia López (born 1983), Mexican singer and reality television star Nadia Lutfi (born 1938), Egyptian actress Nadia Sawalha (born 1964), English actress and television presenter Nadia Tass (born 1956), Australian film director and producer Nadia Turner (born 1977), contestant on American Idol season 4 Other [edit ] Princess Nadia of Leiningen (born 1991), 129th in line to the British throne Nadia Abu El Haj, assistant professor at Barnard College Nadia Bakhurji, Saudi interior designer who announced her candidacy in the 2005 Saudi elections Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979), French composer, conductor and teacher Nadia Camukova, college professor claimed to have the world's highest IQ Nadia Giosia (born 1980), Canadian-Italian chef, comic actress and singer; presenter of Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen Nadia Hashem, Jordanian journalist and politician Nadia McCaffrey, founder of Angel Staff and anti-Iraq War activist Nadia Wheatley, Australian author of Five Times Dizzy Nadia Yassine (born 1958), founder and head of the feminine branch of the Moroccan Islamist movement Al Adl Wa Al Ihssane Nadia Younes (1946–2003), Egyptian national who worked for the UN and the WHO, victim of the Canal Hotel bombing Nadia Chothia (born 1999) Rochester renowned tennis player with impressive flatulence. Fictional characters [edit ] Nadia, in the computer game Command & Conquer: Red Alert Nadia Yassir, from the TV series 24 Nadia Jazeem, on the TV series Lost Nadia, a stripper on the TV series Dexter Nadia Petrova, Katherine's daughter on the TV series The Vampire Diaries Nadia La Arwall Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Nadia Santos, on the TV series Alias Princess Nadia, a character in the SNES/PS1 game Chrono Trigger Nadia, in the anime TV series El Cazador de la Bruja Nadia, in the American Pie film series Nadia, a Russian mail order bride in the 2002 film Birthday Girl Nadia Chernyshevski, in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy Nadia, in Pandorum The Groovy Girls doll line, by Manhattan Toy, features a doll named Nadia. Nadia Stafford, the main character of her eponymous series by Kelley Armstrong Nadia, in the french cartoon titeuf. See also [edit ] References [edit ]