The origin of the name Mia is Maria, which is believed to be sourced from the Eygiptian word Mr. It is also known to have Italian and Slavic roots, meaning dear and darling. During the 1960s, the name was very common, however, somewhere along the way, it lost its momentum and rose back to fame only in the late 1990s.
As for the famous Mias, there is Mia Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, and Mia Martini, one of Italy’s pride, joy, and most famous singers and songwriters. So if you don’t want to name your daughter Maria feeling it sounds too old-fashioned, Mia is the best alternative.
The name Isabelle is a variation of what started as Elizabeth. It originated from the Hebrew name Elisheba and the Latin version of Jezebel. In 2021, Isabelle was the 7th most popular name in The United States and hit the top five in Italy. In 2022 Virgina crowned the name as its most popular one alongside its diminutive, Bella.
Throughout history, many queens were named Isabella, and even until this very day, royal families have preserved the name, and baby princesses are being named Isabella (Princess Isabella of Denmark, for example). As for commoners like you and I, there's Isabella Acres and Isabella Boylston, one of America's greatest dancers.
The beautiful name Ivy is also known as Iva. It is named after a British evergreen climbing plant, representing eternity and fidelity. The Ivy is also associated with the holiday seasons and with Beyonce and Jay Z. It has flourished throughout the centuries and has always kept its glam and prestige.
In 2012, when baby Blue Ivy Carter was born, the name (Ivy, not Blue) became one of the most popular names that year, and today, more than a decade later, it is still a favorite among newborns. Blue Ivy instantly became the most famous baby in the world, and so did her name.
You would have thought that France would lead the list with the popularity of this name, however, things are not always what they seem. In the United States, the name Josephine is ranked 72nd, and with the nickname of Josie, we are definitely pointing our thumbs up for this.
Josephine Bonaparte is probably the most famous Josephine in the world, known for being Napoleon's consort and the love of his life. She contributed tremendously to his rise to power, and he welcomed her and her two children after he was widowed. The most famous phrase associated with the name is "Not tonight, Josephine", however, the origins of this are still unclear.
In 2019 almost 4000 new babies’ named Leila were born. Now, although it sounds just like another beautiful western name (maybe a variation of Lily, or Ilana?), in fact, it originates in Arabic and it means “Night”. Lord Byron's famous poem speaks fondly about Leila, however, the most famous Leila we know, has got to be Erik Clapton’s’ whose song had become an almost anthem of the name.
As for the fine and famous Leilas in the industry, there is Leila Carmelita Arcieri and Iranian Leila Hatami who may not sound familiar at first, however, she is one of the most influential women in the international film industry.