Nadia (given name)
|Meaning||Hope (in Ukrainian, diminutive form in Bulgarian/Polish/Russian, etc.)
Moist and dewy (in Arabic)
Dew in Persian
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Nadia, Nadja, Nadya, Nadzia, Nadiya, Nadiyya, Nadija, Nadzeya, Nada or Nantia is a female name, most commonly given in Europe, the Muslim Arab world and Africa. It has origins in the Slavic and Persian languages.
In the case of the Slavic languages, the name Nadiya (Надія, accent on the "i") is the Ukrainian word for "hope", while Nadzeya (Надзея, accent on the "e") is the equivalent in Belarusian, both 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. In Polish, Nadzia is the diminutive of Nadzieja. The name's early roots and origins date back to Ancient Greece. In most other languages it is a name in its own right.
Many languages have an equivalent to the Slavic language version, that is to say, the given name Hope exists in different languages. In English it is, precisely, Hope, in Spanish, Esperanza, in Catalan and Portuguese, Esperança, in French, Espérance, in Italian, Speranza, etc.
- Bulgarian: 17 September
- Czech: 17 September
- Polish: 1 August
- Russian: 30 September
- Slovak: 23 December
- Ukrainian: 30 September
- Greek: 21st May
- Hungarian:1 August
- Swedish: "8th April"
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