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The name Mia

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Rabbi Jonathan Blass

21 Iyyar 5763
Question
I live in Israel with my family and would like to know if the name Mia pronounced Myah, is a Jewish name. Many families are naming their babies Mia and I neded to know if this is a Hebrew name.
Answer
Mia is Greek for mother (from the internet on origins of names). It is not a name of Jewish origin. It was, however, used by Spanish Jews 650 years ago (again, from the internet).
את המידע הדפסתי באמצעות אתר yeshiva.org.il