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What does Kaia mean?

Kaia /ka-ia/ as a name for girls is of Hawaiian derivation, and the meaning of the name Kaia is "the sea; restful place, yew tree, forgiveness; home; stone; willow, wise child; the one with the beautiful body, profile". Kaia is an alternate spelling of Kai (Hawaiian): see also Kay. Kaia is also a variation of Kaya (Japanese, Zulu, Turkish, Hopi, Hindi).


Kreatif forms:
(female) Kana, Keia, ..

(male) Kaiali, Kaian, ..

How popular is Kaia?

Kaia is an uncommon first name for women. Kaia is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Kaia for girls. Kaia entered the list in 1998 and reached its top rank of #546 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is presently at #551. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaia outside U.S.

Popular related forms of Kaia (#551 from recent data) are Kai (#1000 from recent data) and Kaya (#1004). Adoption of these relations of Kaia was well-received among parents less than a decade ago (average #762) and has remained as widespread to this day. Kaya has historically been a favorite of parents, though Kaia is currently the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaia, Kai, Kaya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Kaia is pronounced similarly to Cai, Cay, Caye, Ka-, Kaeya, Kay, Kaye, Kia and Kiah. Other suggested similar names are Abia, Amaia, Ania, Azia, Basia, Daria, Evia, Gaia, Galia, Kace, Kacia, Kacie, Kade, Kadi, Kadia, Kadija, Kaela, Kaija, Kaila, Kaira, Kait, Kala, Kalea, Kalia, Kalina, Kalisa, Kama, Kamila, Kara, Karas, Kari, Karisa, Karmia, Kas, Kasia, Kass, Kasya, Kata, Kathia, Katia, Katla, Katya, Kayla, Kazia, Keana, Kena, Kenia, Kesia, Kevia, Kezia, Kiara, Kina, Klara, Kris, Lakia, Maia, Mia, Naia, Nia, Olia, Pavia, Pazia, Rania, Samia, Tia and Xavia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kaia.