The meaning of Nubia is 'gold' and it is a name of English origin. Nubia was known to be the home to some of Africa's earliest kingdoms that had rich deposits of gold. Nubia is a region in Africa that is believed to have existed around 3800 B.C. Currently, it is located in Egypt and North of Sudan. The name is said to have been derived from the Egyptian word 'nbw' which means 'gold'.