Nadia is a female name that means ‘hope’,
used predominantly in Italy, Spain, France, Russia, Portugal, Poland and some Middle East countries.
In some translations, it also means “house”. Its origins are in the Slavic languages.
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”.
In Arabic, Nadiyyah means tender, delicate. Variations include the French name Nadine.
Introducing little miss Nadia!
(and her adorable body hair, gotta love baby hair!)
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