Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Adia

Adia is a name of African origin; it comes from the Swahili word “adia” meaning “valuable gift.” Though it has been in circulation among Americans prior, this name was first brought to the public’s attention by way of Adia, a song by Sarah McLachlan and one of the most played songs of 1998. Lyrics read in part: “I take away your pain / and show you all the beauty you possess / if you'd only let yourself believe that / we are born innocent / believe me Adia, we are still innocent.” Originally McLachlan intended to use the name Emily for her song's protagonist but later changed it to "Adia" because she "liked the sound of it." 

All About the Baby Name – Adia

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ADIA

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ADIA

Adia has never been used with enough frequency to land a spot on America's Top 1000 list. Only 46 baby girls were called Adia in 2013. In fact, her popularity may have peaked around the time the song Adia was released (1998) when over 100 baby girls received this moniker. A unique and rarely used female name of African origin with a super lovely meaning, African-Americans are enjoying this hidden gem in celebration of their roots.

Quick Facts

ON ADIA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

uh-DEE-uh

SIMPLE MEANING:

Valuable gift

Characteristics

OF ADIA

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

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OF THE BABY NAME ADIA

Popular Songs

ON ADIA

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Famous People

NAMED ADIA

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Children of Famous People

NAMED ADIA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ADIA

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