Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho. As of 2018, is the third-most populous city in Idaho. Nampa is about 20 miles (32 km) west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles (10 km) west of Meridian. Nampa is the second principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area.
The name “Nampa” may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint.