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Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Mia, a name that's short, sweet, and easy to holler across the dog park. It's a name that's been graced by Hollywood royalty (Mia Farrow) and soccer legends (Mia Hamm). It's got a touch of Italian flair, meaning 'mine' - perfect for your possessive pooch. Plus, it's a palindrome, so even if your dog's doing zoomies, she'll still respond whether she's coming or going. So, if you're looking for a name that's got a dash of celebrity, a sprinkle of linguistics, and a whole lot of love, Mia might just be the perfect pick for your new pup.

Traits associated with the name Mia:

Dogs named Mia tend to be loving, affectionate, and good-natured. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Mia?

That you have a fondness for the name Mia and that you likely have a strong connection to the name. It could also suggest that you are a loyal and loving person, as dogs are often seen as symbols of loyalty and love.

Is Mia a good dog name?

Mia has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Mia is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Mia is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Mia outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Mia was, in the past month, the 81st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Mia is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Mia was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Mia's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Mia is most adored in New Mexico, Iowa and Florida.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Minnesota, Nebraska and Montana.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Mia.

Most popular breeds named Mia:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Boxer
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Mia is found in these categories:

posh dog names

Royalty and celebrities often favor this chic Italian moniker.

hipster dog names

Unconventional, drawn from pop culture, and exudes a cool, indie vibe.

british dog names

Popular in UK, derived from Maria, means "mine" in Italian.

cute dog names

Short, sweet, and reminiscent of beloved actress Mia Farrow.

Dog names like Mia:

Diminutive Form Of Mildred Or Millicent
Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
Climbing Vine Plant
Famous Warrior
Mia dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Julio (Quebec, Canada)
Hello, dog daughter, Mia is so special and I love her so much when I choose her name was more because in Spanish Mia means “My” but after reading the meaning of her name I couldn't choose better, Mia is so lovely and intelligent and her compassion
December 23, 2022

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Bryn (Florida, United States)
My dog is named Mia and she’s so special to me and my family I can’t imagine life without her
September 18, 2022

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Mia Jauregui tancun (Lima, Peru)
My dog is the best thing that could happen to me, I love her very much.
August 10, 2022 ◆ Translated

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