Dua Lipa was born in London to Albanian parents. Her father, Dukagjin Lipa, is a marketing manager who is also lead vocalist in a Kosovar rock band named Oda and her mother, Anesa Lipa (née Rexha), works in tourism. Her parents are originally from Kosovo and they had left Pristina in 1992. Her father Dukagjin is the son of a historian, Seit Lipa, who was the head of the Kosovo Institute of History from 1990 to 1995. Lipa has two younger siblings, a sister named Rina and a brother named Gjin. She attended Sylvia Young Theatre School part-time before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2006 when her father had been offered a job in Kosovo; there she attended the private school Mileniumi i Tretë in Pristina. Lipa grew up listening to her father. Her first name means "love" in Albanian. Lipa explained "Now I’m proud of it. Now I am. But when I was growing up all I wanted was to be called Hannah, Sarah, Ella… anything normal. Because with Dua you had to explain: I’m from Kosovo. "