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50 Best Middle Names for Mia

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Looking for the best middle names for Mia? We have a list of the 50 best ideas that will help you choose your baby’s perfect name!

Naming your baby can be a difficult task. If you are sharing the task with your partner, it can take a while to find a name that you both agree on.

But even after you decide on your baby’s first name, you still have to find the perfect middle name!

You want to make sure you choose a middle name that sounds good with the first name (especially if you’re the type of parent who will say their whole name when they are in trouble!).

It’s also important to choose a name pair that doesn’t create an embarrassing set of initials!

As someone with the initials of A, S, and S – trust me on this. I just avoid monograms now.

After getting ideas from real parents in moms groups, asking friends, and getting current suggestions from online parenting communities, I’ve compiled this list of beautiful middle names that go with Mia for your baby.

The name combinations are sorted by first listing my top picks, then other middle names for Mia, and are in alphabetical order.

I hope you choose the perfect name for your new little one! Here are the best middle names for Mia.

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Top 10 middle names for Mia

Mia is such a classically beautiful name, and one that has been very popular recently. With a pretty name like this one, so delicate and feminine, there are so many middle name combinations to choose from! 

Here are my favorite middle names for Mia:

  1. Mia Belle (a name that means “my beauty”)
  2. Mia Catherine
  3. Mia Charlotte
  4. Mia Evelyn
  5. Mia Grace
  6. Mia Juliet
  7. Mia Joy
  8. Mia Lucille
  9. Mia Rose (a very popular middle name combination)
  10. Mia Willow

There are many one-, two-, and even three-syllable names that pair well with the baby name Mia. I would avoid middle names that end in -a or an -uh sound (such as Mia Sara). Those seem to have too much of the same ending sound, while there are many other great middle names that roll off the tongue a little better.

One exception is longer names, especially those with Spanish or Italian origins.

Of course, that’s just my opinion, and you can choose any cute middle name you like!

I think a contrast of masculine middle names can be really pretty with Mia, and unique middle names are a good balance with the feminine first name too. I’ll include some of those in the list below.

Other middle names for Mia

  1. Mia Amber
  2. Mia Avery
  3. Mia Beth (for you Yellowstone fans)
  4. Mia Blair
  5. Mia Brielle
  6. Mia Celeste
  7. Mia Danielle
  8. Mia Darby
  9. Mia Dawn
  10. Mia Elliott (gender-neutral middle name)
  11. Mia Ellowyn
  12. Mia Fern
  13. Mia Frances
  14. Mia Giorgia (popular Italian name for girls meaning “farmer”)
  15. Mia Gray
  16. Mia Gwendolyn
  17. Mia Harper
  18. Mia Isabelle
  19. Mia James (a great feminine/masculine contrast)
  20. Mia Josephine
  21. Mia Kate
  22. Mia Lark
  23. Mia Lorelai
  24. Mia Louise
  25. Mia Michelle
  26. Mia Noelle
  27. Mia Ophelia
  28. Mia Parker (another great unisex name)
  29. Mia Pearl
  30. Mia Penelope
  31. Mia Quinn
  32. Mia Rae
  33. Mia River
  34. Mia Rosalie
  35. Mia Sage
  36. Mia Sawyer
  37. Mia Sofia (Spanish and Italian name meaning “wisdom”)
  38. Mia Taylor
  39. Mia Violet
  40. Mia Wren

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How to choose the perfect middle name

  • Check for weird or offensive initials and monograms
  • Say and write the full name (first, middle, and last) repeatedly to see how it flows. Repetitive sounds can be good, or they can become a tongue twister!
  • Avoid names that have beginning/ending sounds that get lost, such as with Scott Thomas or Amber Rae
  • Balance the weight – if you decide on a very long first name or have a long last name, you may want a short middle name. Short first names often go well with longer middle names.
  • Mix it up – traditional middle names are great with unique first names, while classic baby names are fun when paired with unusual middle names
  • Choose a name that honors a loved one, such as a favorite older relative or family member who has passed
  • Consider a family name, a maiden name, or names that reflect your family’s culture and heritage
  • Choose a name that has a special meaning to you – even if it isn’t a common name (if celebs can do it with Apple and Blue and North, you can too)
  • If you can’t decide on one perfect baby middle name, consider adding a second name and go with your two favorites
  • Lastly, Google the name and make sure there isn’t someone infamous with the same name! (Unless you are ok with your baby sharing the name with a criminal, for instance.)

Famous people named Mia

  1. Mia Farrow, American actress
  2. Mia Hamm, American soccer player
  3. Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress
  4. Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress

Origin and meaning of the name Mia

Mia is typically a baby girl name that has Spanish and Italian roots, and means “mine.” It is also related to the Hebrew name Miryam, which means “wished-for child.

The name Mia gained popularity in the United States with the introduction of the actress Mia Farrow in the 1960s.

According to the Social Security Administration, Mia was ranked as the 8th most popular girl’s name in 2021. Babycenter reports that Mia is currently the 11th most popular girl’s name in 2023 – an decrease of 3 places from 2022.

Different ways to spell Mia

Pronounced “Mee-ah”, this popular baby name is usually spelled Mia but can have different spellings. It is sometimes spelled Mya or Meeah.

Nicknames for Mia

Mia is a standalone name, and is often use as a nickname for other names like Amelia or Maria, but it does have a couple nicknames of its own:

  • Mimi
  • Mi

Other names you may like:

If you’re considering Mia for your new baby girl but aren’t 100% decided yet, you may also want to consider these names:

Which middle name for Mia is your favorite?

Did you happen to fall in love with one of the suggestions you saw here in this list of names? Or have you considered different middle name ideas that are’t on the list?

I’d love to know! Leave a comment below and share your perfect baby name with me! Good luck with your new bundle of joy!

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As a mom of 4 kids (and the oldest of 4 kids herself), Amanda has over 30 years of parenting experience. A former special education teacher, Amanda has a Master’s degree in Special Education and a second M. Ed. in Educational Leadership.

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, and long walks through Target.

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