Little African girl Nia. Nia is a snappy and energetic name with Swahili origins that means “purpose”. I hope this girl’s purpose is to always bring joy. Nia is a girl with a character. Initially, I made another, green outfit but she said a strong no, she wanted something cuter, something girlish. So I made her this pink outfit with bunny family embroidery and a bonnet with floppy ears.