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Kaia Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \kaia\
Number in U.S 👶 12,000
Rate in 2021 619
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 Turkish

Meaning of Kaia

The name Kaia is an Estonian name and also it has been used in Norway for several as a common name. This name is more common for girls. It has been used also in the United states of America, but it has not been as popular as is has in Norway! This short form can be a nickname itself, but you can select nicknames for your baby named “ Kaia “.


Popularity of the name Kaia

The name Kaia is not a popular name in Nebraska based on the data by reliable resources in the year 2014. This name was only given to 8 babies in 2013. Also a total of 465 babies bear the same first name during that year in the United states of America.

The highest recorded use of this name was in the year 2017 with a total of 1570 babies. Since the year 1880 to the year 2018, the name “ Kaia “ was recorded 11285 times in the SSA public database. This name first appeared in the hear 1955 and given to 5 newborn babies. The name “ Kaia “ became a popular name in the state of Hawaii in the hear 2017.

The given name ranked 24 with 23 babies. Also the all time high record for this name was in the year 2017 in the state of Hawaii with 20 newborn baby girls. This name is a consistent top ranking baby’s name in Hawaii for 6 consecutive years. For the past 90 years, this given name was recorded 11285 times in the SSA database.


Personality of the name Kaia

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories

A is for accomplished, in all that you do

I is for intense, your zest of living

A is for activities, for you have many

The name “ Kaia “ is a name that you can select several nickname for. One of the most interesting names that you can select as a nickname is the reversed form of “ Kaia “ which can be “ Aiak “! This word is such  a interesting choice for your baby’s nickname. It is short and related to the main name “ Kaia “.

This name has a secret behind its meaning. But it might not be described completely in just a few words and sentences. Actually name can be heart’s desire and destiny. Also sometimes name can show our personality.

The name “ Kaia “ is the one that denotes you are the function of society. Your good sense of structure makes you an excellent organiser and manager of any enterprise. You are stable and disciplined.


Famous people named Kaia

Kaia Gerber who is an American model

Kaia Iva who is an Estonian polio

Kaia Kanepi who is an Estonian tennis player

Kaia Kater who is a Canadian musician


Similar names to Kaia

Kaan, Kaapo, Kaapro and Kaarel

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9/27/2022 5:47:24 PM

I love this name and want really to name our baby if it is a girl Kaia. It is a different name. I'm also considering hyphening the name to be Kai-Ann (yes pronounced Cayenne).

9/26/2022 8:52:28 AM

I am a Kaia (ky-ya) is that how other people pronounce it? I love my name. I am Greek so my name means Earth. No one ever'says it right though!

9/24/2022 8:25:56 PM

no one can figure it out....nothing worse than being a kid and having folks stumble over your name.

9/23/2022 4:10:10 AM

i just named my little girl Kaia Victoria august 13 2021. i named her that because im native american and it means wise child only it is spelled kaya. my husband liked the idea of the three vowels in a role. We love the name even'though people ask all the time; "how do you pronounce it again?". lol

9/23/2022 1:13:50 AM

My name is Kaia. I am a BF. It is very rare that I find someone who pronounces it correctly. I have grown to love my name. It makes me unique and it is always a conversation starter. I have never met anyone with the'same name and needless to say the'same spelling.

9/18/2022 11:21:56 PM

I named my daughter Kaia, she was born 18-12-06, i thought it was fairly unique until i came across this site. I also thought I'made up the'spelling because everyone said it didnt sound right, people are always pronoucing her name wrong anyway i think it is a beautiful name.

9/17/2022 8:16:42 AM

We are naming our fifth daughter who is due in June 2020 Raquel. My husband found it in a baby name book and I love it because it is different and unique!

9/15/2022 6:54:18 AM

My Name Is Rakaia pronounced Ra-kay-ya But For My Nickname Its Kaia And i prefer it because people can never pronounce my name right or spell it and it is really annoying sometimes.What i love about the name rakaia is that its unique and not many people have it.

9/13/2022 11:42:12 AM

Our daughter's name is Kaia. She was born in 2016. I am Norwegian and it is a rather common name here, but usually spelled with a "j" not "i". We decided to go for the "i" version so we wouldn't run into the problem of people calling her Kay-jah when said (or read) in English.

9/10/2022 11:27:22 PM

My name is Kaia and I love it. I'm Scandinavian and in Norway nobody EVER misspells my name, It's pretty common there. In the USA my name's pronounced Kia, Keya, Kayla, Aya, Haia, or Kai. I don't mind (much).

9/10/2022 2:17:46 AM

HI'me and my girlfriend just had our baby girl june 19th 2021 and we named here Kaia.We originally were going to name here Cayenne,but Kaia sounded so much it means pure.We really wanted to stay away from the trend so i think it fits well.

9/8/2022 3:01:46 PM

I called my daughter Kaia Leilani (dob 24.10.01) because of our NZ connection to my brother; i have been informed that her name together means 'welcome heavenly flower'

8/15/2022 9:53:24 AM

my name is kaiaing!!! and i love it! everytime i tell people my name they say 'kaia? thahs a lovely name. where did you get it from?' i like having a different name because its sooo inter

8/11/2022 10:43:48 AM

My sister was born in 2003 and according to this chart, she wasn't named Kaia...and people think we're saying kyle all the time...we pronouce it "Ky(like by)-ya"

8/7/2022 5:58:30 PM

Cannot wait to meet our little baby when she is born in three months! I fell in love with the name'since before I was even pregnant and could not open my heart to any other potential name. In honour of my husband's sister we will use her name for the middle name. It is beautiful yet unusual and took my parent's a while to accept it but they now love it! Kaia Michelle

7/28/2022 10:49:12 PM

hello tool! yes gaia means earth and kaia-hawaiian- is sea BUT hawaiian is CORRECTLY pronounced ki-ah as even a 14 year old knows!!

7/27/2022 5:38:42 AM

My daughter in law from Estonia is named Kaia. It is pronounced, in French: Ka?a, with a diaer'sis (tr?ma) on the i.

7/16/2022 3:22:48 AM

I was born in 1999 and my name is Kaia. Looking at the charts I am deeply saddened to see how trendy my name has become. Thanks Cindy Crawford. Growing up I'met 2 other Kaias. It's sad to see that the next generation of my namesake won't experience the'same uniqueness. :(

7/15/2022 4:24:00 PM

My daughter's name is Kaia Marie... I love the name! Although, quite a few people pronounce it "kay a". We pronounce it "kya", but spell it Kaia.

7/10/2022 1:47:24 PM

This is my daughters name. It's beautiful just like her.. my name is Rebecca Ann, and I sort of tried to combine the two so I named her Reanna..

7/10/2022 12:58:48 AM

I love the name Kaia my name is Kaia its beautiful back when i was in school so many people were named Kaia its a really beautiful name!

7/6/2022 12:48:00 PM

Well I'm 31 years of age and I have been called everyhting up under the'sun but Sun,I was giving this =name by my mother who also named me after the legendary jazz musican Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the name means in ARABIC young gift of god, most have said the first part of the name RA stands for gOD OF The'sUN ...My oldest son name is Rahsaan, and yes he gets called everything but we just call him RJ!!

6/30/2022 2:03:36 PM

My name is Kaia born 7/12/81. My legal name is Kaiulani but going through school on the mainland no one was able to pronounce It'so my mom shortened it to Kaia. Although people still mispronounce that too I wouldn't change my name for anything in the world. I get many compliments on it as well.

6/20/2022 7:55:30 AM

my daughters name is Kaia. I love the name but, it is often mispronounced. It is pronounced kai-uh but most people say k-uh. It'seems to be a fairly unique name as I have only met one other kaia.

6/19/2022 12:42:36 PM

I absolutely love the name, and this is what I named my beautiful kitty. However, I spell it different (Khia), i've had so many people tell me how much they like the name and i've met two children named Kaia.

6/17/2022 11:11:42 PM

Kaia is pronounced like ( k- ai - a ) the ai in the middle sounds like eye and the a at the end sounds like ah my daughters name is kaia and i love it i didnt know anyone else with the name till now ....

6/15/2022 6:07:30 PM

I named my daughter Kaia (K-eye-a)in 2004...It is rarely pronounced correctly where we live...

6/15/2022 2:34:12 AM

Our daughter's name is Kaia Marin. We have a son whose name is Andrew Jevon and he goes by Jevon. We got this name from a street sign in Lake Charles, LA. As we were expecting our second child we were having trouble coming up with names. A lady my wife works with saw that name in a magazine just after Cindy Crawford named her girl that, and she knew we liked unique names. When my wife told me the name we absolutely fell in love with the name for our little girl.

6/14/2022 3:41:42 AM

My father is Norwegian and gave me the name "Kaia" so that I would have a connection with my roots. Although, it is difficult to pronounce correctly at first glance-- I would never want a different name because it makes me feel unique. Most people are curious about the origin and its fun to tell them a bit about myself and my family.

6/13/2022 5:37:48 PM

thats my name and i am 16 years old but i spell it Kahya there are about 7 different ways to spell it and almost each spelling has a different meaning

6/10/2022 9:06:36 AM

my 1 y.o is named kaia, its a great name, but when people see it written'they do not know what It'says. I called her Kaia Lexi.

6/5/2022 7:24:54 AM

My daughter's name is Kaia. I love the name, but it is often pronounced incorrectly. Most people call her K-ah.

5/22/2022 12:11:06 PM

i named my daughter Kaia due to our Hawaiian Heritage. everyone we come across just love it....

5/17/2022 7:44:42 AM

Kaia is my name, born in 1987. Good, unique name. Always on the first day of school if a teacher hesitated with a name I simply raised my hand knowing it was my name they struggled with. Nobody spells it correctly, and is mispronounced Kia, Kaya, Kara (even'though there is no 'r' in my name), etc. But I still love it.

5/17/2022 1:20:24 AM

My newly born grand daugher has been give this beautiful name. Most people have problems pronouncing the name when'they see It'spelled.

5/14/2022 3:48:00 AM

Im am considering naming my first child Kaia. We will pronounce it Kai (as in the maori name for food) with an a on the end. Or maybe we mite spell it Kaiah???

5/11/2022 11:38:42 PM

Well, my name is Kathryn. And I am really proud of my name. When I was little I always wanted people to call me Kate, but now I prefer Kathryn. I think my name also reflects my personality. My mom always tells me my name has a strong sound. I am very hard headed. And I don't know any other people with the'same spelling,so it is unique which also goes with my personality. I love my name.

5/10/2022 10:01:30 PM

My name is Kaia...Well actually its KI'mana but i go by Kia which is pronounced the'same as Kaia! & I Absolutly Love My Name! im 15 but im turning 16 next month on July 15th!

5/9/2022 2:06:18 AM

My daughter's name is Kaia, I just LOVE it! I spelled it this way instead of "Kaya" to avoid her being called "Kay-ah"...didn't work. No one seems to know how to pronounce it. Oh well, such is life.

5/2/2022 9:03:54 AM

We named our 3 year old Kamden and I love it. Many people spell it Camden, even family so we are constantly correcting them. His nickname is Kam.

4/22/2022 9:13:48 PM

I named my youngest daughter Kaia in 2015, and I had never really heard the name before that. I have been surprised to meet a number of other Kaias in the past few years, 'though most of them spell it differently. So far, she loves her name. We think it is a beautiful and unique name for a beautiful and unique child.

4/22/2022 10:15:00 AM

I also have a daughter named Kaia Emma-Marie and she will be ten in July. I actually saw the name in a TV guide spelled that way. I actually think it was the name of a man. But anyways, people always pronounce it wrong. I pronounce it K-i-uh or the way you would see it if it was spelled Kaya. The crazy thing is reading over all these entries and I know i've watched the movie Willow but never thought about it being his wife's name. I love the name!!! I also know Cindy Crawford's daughter's name is also Kaia as well.

4/21/2022 7:42:54 AM

ive had this name for 33 years and have always loved it - rarely pronounced or spelled correctly. never thought of myself as anyone else

4/20/2022 6:54:18 PM

my name is Kaia, I'm estonian!! love my name!! but french often'tell coya, and then Kaia after'some practice. n'Kaia is boy's name from congo!

4/18/2022 9:09:18 PM

hey there my name is Kaia and this is the way i spell!! I'm from Papua New Guinea and the word "Kaia" means "KNIFE!!! I didn't really like it bacause i was being teased by it but now as i've grown I'm soo proud that i have that name. It was passed down from ma grandmother who is also "Kaia" so yeh i LOVE it!! People ask me what my name is and I'm like "Kaia" and they're like "Wow what a cute name!!" YAY YAH!! To everyone with that name "WE ALL ROCK BIG TIME!!!"

4/16/2022 2:21:36 AM

My daughters name is Kaia. We are from Australia and it means LOVE in aboriginal. Both myself and my partner are native australian aboriginals so it was perfect. Our Kaia LOVE

4/12/2022 1:22:12 AM

Our daughter, born in March 2019, is named Kaia Lucia. We struggled with choosing which spelling to use for a long time, but in the end, after polling many people on how they would pronounce it upon seeing it written, this version won out. We often get compliments on it when strangers hear it, though do be prepared for questions about the'spelling.

4/6/2022 8:55:48 PM

Im 16 and people say that my name is different but really nice i pronaounce it like saying they boys name kai or kye and then adding an "ah" its horrible when people say it wrong i think because not many other people have a hard name like this and by the way dont go to spain because "calla" mean shut up and it is pronounced the way we say it and ive lived in spain for 4 years and yes i got teased at school for it..

4/2/2022 5:11:42 PM

I have been'trying to find a name that represents earth. my husband has always picked out the names for the boys that have special meaning to him, but i needed something for me as im having a daughter. a friend mentioned this name and it goes so well. Kaia Lynn he'skell. and since lynn also means totally satisfied and he hasn't dated a girl named kaia. so its a win win situation. ;o)

3/25/2022 8:42:18 PM

My daughter was born in July 2020 and we named her Kaia LeAnne. Her namesake spells her name Kaya, but we preferred the hawaiian spelling :) Everyone always spells it Kia, which is annoying, but so far we haven't encountered anyone who has too much trouble pronouncing it when'they see it....they just can't spell it if they hear it!

3/17/2022 4:53:42 PM

I'm from Bulgaria and my daughter is named Kaia. here this is an old name which means stone or rock. i love the way than name'sounds. It's perfect! and it has a very good meaning.

3/8/2022 4:02:24 PM

My daughter's name is Kaia, and I absolutely love it. I wasn't sure until she was born, and that was the name that fit her perfectly.

2/22/2022 11:33:18 PM

Our daughter's name is Kaia, she was born at Sept 14th 2017. Kaia Mae...she loves it even she's only (will be) 5

2/17/2022 8:01:48 PM

My nickname is Kay. My son a nd his lovely wife are expecting a daughter around July 15th. They have chosen'the name of Kaia Faith, meaning brave, pure, amd/or divine, the result of their love for one another and for their faith and love of God. They feel God blessed them by their findng one another for life partners with God. They're also paying me tribute. They're my blessings, with my grand child being a true gift from God to all of us.

2/11/2022 10:12:18 PM

my name is kaia. i love the name. people never'say it right special people like ms. carter thinks my name is kai. shes crazy. i have nevr met another person named kaia. thank you for your time.

2/9/2022 8:54:00 AM

I love this name, but prefer the'spelling Kaiya so that it helps people pronounce it correctly :)

1/29/2022 6:31:48 PM

My daughter is also named kaia - and we are from Denmark - just love the name

1/19/2022 11:22:30 PM

I'm seventeen, and for as long as I can remember, people spell it and pronounce it wrong. It gets frustrating, but I like that It's unique. And lots of people have complimented me on it

1/19/2022 8:44:06 AM

My name is Kaia Janet, and I absolutely love it. I feel as if It's original, peaceful, and fun, just like me :) People say my name fits me very well. I'm really glad my mom picked this name for me

1/18/2022 12:42:36 AM

My name is Kaia. I was born March, 30th 2003. I never knew why i was named kaia until recently when i came into contact with my biological mother. [i was adopted]. it turns out she named me after the Bob Marley song Kaya and changed the'spelling. I have always reci'ved many compliments for my name and although it is often misspelt or mispronounced i wouldn change it for the world. <3

1/17/2022 5:23:24 PM

My new granddaughter is called Kaia Yvaine and she is a little angel. People love her name and tell us that it really suits her!

1/15/2022 5:54:54 AM

i've never heard of the name "Kaia" before yesterday, but i loved it right away! I'm only 14 but i think im going to name my daughter (hopefully i have one!) kaia or something to do with kaia. it is such a beautiful name with so many meanings to it!

1/12/2022 11:55:48 PM

My name is Kaia! A lot of people pronounce it wrong (you say it KA-yuh). I have never met anyone else who spells it like me,only people who spell it like Chaja, Kaya, and Kaiah.

1/10/2022 7:52:48 AM

My baby girl's name is Kaia Lynne. We chose it as I wanted to embrace my Norwegian roots. I beli've it means Pure. How fitting for my sweet little one.

12/30/2021 6:25:30 PM

My name is Kaia and every time I tell someone my name, they tell me It's beautiful and unique.

12/25/2021 9:24:36 AM

I love the name, as I just gave the name Kaia to my newborn daughter. The doctor's have already mispronounced it ( kae-ya ) should be ( k-eye-a like sky-a). It's Cindy Crawford's daughter's name - that's where I saw it first in a magazine. Anyway- beautiful name.

12/23/2021 6:10:12 AM

My name is Kaia and It's a norwegian name. In Norway It's sometimes spelled Kaja as well. My great aunt's name was also Kaia.

12/16/2021 10:16:48 PM

My name is Kaia and i was born in 93. People usually pronounce my name wrong like kia ki-YA, when you should pronounce it Ky (like sky)-A (soft a).

12/14/2021 9:53:24 AM

I named my daughter Kaia, born in March 2019. I had her name picked out right after I found out I was pregnant (before I even knew it was a girl). Most people pronounce it correctly. I get so many compliments on that name! I absolutely love it and I wouldn't change her name for anything.

12/2/2021 4:04:12 PM

Hi all! We named our puppy Kaia (we pronounce it Kai-uh) Jane. She was born on 11-10-09. We were looking for names and fell in love with this one as an alternate for the earth goddess Gaia. Little did we know it was a popular name for human children! The more we learn about her name, the more we love It'so thank you for the'stories and origins! The name is just perfect for our smart and pretty angel!

11/21/2021 10:08:42 AM

Kaia is a symbolic and exotic name defined by the inception of the 21st century. It's a wonderful name to have.

11/19/2021 6:54:18 AM

In the late 1800's my great aunt from Norway was named Kaia (pronounced with a long I as KI'-ah). I was named after her almost 60 years ago. I knew one other person in Minnesota with the'same name who was born in the early 1900's. She was also Scandinavian. It is often pronounced wrong,usually as the name of the car Kia, but that has never bothered me. I often am asked if it is Hawaiian or Japanese. The name was also Willow's wife's name in the movie "Willow".

11/17/2021 1:50:06 AM

I don't know of anyone with this name, yet. But I have loved it forever and my husband and I are trying to get pregnant and if It's a girl, she will be named Kaia (pronounced KI-YA). I can't wait!

11/15/2021 11:24:18 AM

I was born in 1988, and my name is Kaia Maeve - It's a great name to live in, but much more common among the younger'set these days.

11/8/2021 11:02:42 AM

We named our daughter Kaia. Love the name and all its beautiful meanings. I heard the name only weeks after I had my son and knew if I ever had a daughter that would be her name!

11/6/2021 8:43:12 AM

My name is Kaia Elizabeth I always tell people It's pronounced Kie like sky and yuh like duh. And I have to explain it a lot. My parents wanted to give me an uncommon name'since my brother has one of the most common names in the world (or at least America). When I was little, I hated my name. I wanted to be something normal, like a Morgan or a Samantha. It wasn't until I was about 14 that I really started appreciated my name. Honestly I don't get a lot of nicknames out of it, and quite frankly I'm alright with it. i've never been one for sports, but I'm madly in love with music and nature. I'm told It's because my name means Echo in Estonian and Earth in Greek and Ocean in Hawaiian. I guess it fits because i've always been able to learn music fast. To any parents reading this and looking to give their kid this name, I wish your Kaia the very best. :)

11/1/2021 6:06:36 AM

Our daughters name is Kaija pronounced with a soft J as in Dijon. So it would sound like KI-JAH. I actually thought I'made it up and many people say KAY-JA. I took letters out of family members names and came up with the name and pronunciation...or so I thought! A nurse at the hospital Kaija was born at told me there was a nurse there with the'same spelling but pronounced it KI-YA and that originally it is a finish name. I like it anyways and know of nobody else with It'so it is completely original! I get many compliments and people ask the meaning I tell them "LIFE BEAUTY" because that is exactly what she is to me! Only once has a Canadian Native woman told me that it is similar to a coast salish name'she knew of but she didn't mention what it was or the meaning.

10/28/2021 8:40:30 PM

I 'm kaia madalinska every year i have to tell my teache's how to ponounce my name, they always start to call me keya. i always have to correct them. But i like the name kaia its a weried but nice name.

10/16/2021 12:19:12 AM

My name is Kaia Marie i was born decmeber 4, '98 and i love my name'sooooo much.....

10/13/2021 9:04:48 PM

my name is kaia and everyone misspells it all of my teache's say kaya alot especially when'they first meet use to oratate me but after a while i got used to it i got named kaia in 2009 my dad came up with my name i didnt ever think there was this many people with that name. i have never meet another kaia or anything close to it ever lol which im happy about because it makes me feel unique :).

10/12/2021 7:27:36 PM

I had never heard of this name before my husband chose it for our daughter, we love it. We've had a couple people mispronounce it but most people know the correct way of saying it.

10/11/2021 4:00:36 PM

I know a Kaia who pronounces it "Ki-yay-a" I think that's silly.

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10/10/2021 4:13:12 PM

My 13 month old daughter is called Kaia. It has taken a while for people to remeber how to pronounce it, but once they get it they never forget it! At home we always call her Kai-Kai which also seems to suit her!

10/3/2021 9:21:00 PM

I am 21 years old, and I have always loved being named Kaia. When I was young, no one had ever heard it before, but they always said what a beautiful name it was. It was given'to me as an Americanized form of the Hebrew word "Chai" which means "to life".

9/11/2021 6:45:18 AM

my own grandmother'spells it kya kyara and stuff like that on my presents!

9/4/2021 7:18:36 AM

es hermoso ,le vamos a poner a nuestra hija asi,no nos costo mucho un nombre precioso!!!te amo patricia!! javier

8/21/2021 12:11:06 AM

Everyone will always pronouce or write it wrong! Most of the time they write it "Kia" but some people have written it "Kaya" or "Kiya"!

8/18/2021 10:46:30 PM

I'm called Kaia (rhymes with hi-ya)but my whole name is Kaianna after my Danish grandfather (Kai) and grandmother (Anna) and I'made the name up after my grandmother died and changed it legally in the 1982's> i've never met anyone else by this name not even Kai. I have met a Kia though!

8/18/2021 12:48:54 AM

My name is Kaia and was born sept.1 2006 and most people pronounce it wrong. In some launguage it means big sister I don't know what language I have never met someone who spells and pronounces it the'same way. It is pronounced Kai as in pie but with a K. and a so Kia might be a good way to write it

8/14/2021 4:24:00 AM

I once created a Dryad character for one of my novels called 'Kaia' because of its similarity to 'Gaia'. I just looked it up on a whim and I'm happy that It's also a real name because It's pretty. ^^

7/10/2021 5:14:24 PM

I love the Greek meaning, Earth. It'sounds very natraul and peaceful and I am debating now on Zoey Kaia for my baby girl. I am only concerned with the popularity and pronouncing correctly.

7/5/2021 9:08:24 AM

My name is Kaia people call me kia or kala but I have to pronounce it as (Ki-ya) then people still spell it wrong. I have met one person named Kaia and spelled the'same way but she is 10. It's so cool having a rare name'specially in Smyrna. Kaia is a great name pepople say that i have a pretty name.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Kaia?
The origin of the name Kaia is Turkish.
*️⃣ How many people are named Kaia?
Almost 12000 people are named Kaia.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Kaia?
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