What does the baby name Nima mean? Learn about what Nima means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Nima - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Nima
N-I-M-A, is a 4-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Nima
Meaning of Nima
Origin of Nima
The name 'Nima' has its origins in multiple cultures and languages. In Tibetan, 'Nima' means 'sun' or 'sunshine'. It is a unisex name that can be given to both boys and girls. In Persian, 'Nima' is a masculine name meaning 'just' or 'fair'.
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Popularity of Nima
The popularity of the name 'Nima' varies across different regions and cultures. In Tibetan culture, where the name originates, it is a relatively common name for both boys and girls. In Persian culture, the name 'Nima' is less common but still used.
Nima currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Issa is slightly more popular than Nima.

Etymology of Nima

The etymology of the name 'Nima' differs depending on the cultural context. In Tibetan, 'Nima' is derived from the word 'nyi ma', which means 'sun' or 'sunshine'. In Persian, 'Nima' is derived from the Persian word 'nīm', which means 'half' or 'part'. It is often used in the context of fairness or justice.

Cultural Significance of Nima

In Tibetan culture, the sun is considered a symbol of warmth, light, and life. Therefore, the name 'Nima', meaning 'sun' or 'sunshine', holds positive connotations and is often given to children with the hope that they will bring warmth and brightness to the lives of others.

In Persian culture, the name 'Nima' carries the connotation of fairness and justice. It is often chosen by parents who value the principles of equality and fairness and wish to instill these values in their child.