Name: Nadia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Nadia

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    Moist; tender; delicate
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    (NA dya; NAD ee ah)
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    African, Arabic, English, Swahili and Russian speaking countries
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    Nadia has two sources. It can either be the English form of Nadya, which itself is the pet form of Nadezhda and is Russian for "hope" or it can be a variant of Nadiyya which, in Arabic, means "moist, tender, delicate".

    Famous bearers include Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast to gain a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event, British actress and TV presenter Nadia Sawalha and composer Nadia Boulanger.

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