I love the name Nadia, and I like this spelling because it's different. I am seriously considering it for my baby, assuming she is not a he. Nadja is very un-Lauren/Katelyn/Ashley, but not in a trying-too-hard, Euro-trash sort of way. It is short for Nadezhda, a Russian name meaning "hope." The little girl in the Russian film "Burnt by the Sun" really made me love this name. I love that some form of it is used in almost every part of the world. Also it sounds good and stuff.

This is the form of Nadia (Nadya) used in Slovenian and German.
See Also: Nadya

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