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What does Kaija mean?

Kaija Pronunciation of Kaija [kai-ja] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Kaija is "life, animal". Kaija is a version of Chava (Hebrew): can also mean "living being". Kaija is also a derivative of Hava (Hebrew).

Associated with: life.


1 alternative form via Chava, Hava: Haya.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaika, Karja, ..

(male) Kaika, Kaike, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kaija Nadine (K.N.), ..

How popular is Kaija?

Kaija is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Kaija is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Chava is the only prominent alternative form of Kaija (not ranked). Adoption of this relation of Kaija reached its peak in the year 2012 (#1978). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chava in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kaija is pronounced similarly to Casia, Kasia and Kesia. Other suggested similar names are Baja, Daija, Deija, Hanja, Kaala, Kacia, Kadia, Kadija, Kaela, Kaeya, Kahla, Kai, Kaia, Kaila, Kailah, Kailan, Kaili, Kaira, Kait, Kaite, Kala, Kalea, Kalia, Kalifa, Kalila, Kalina, Kama, Kamea, Kara, Karida, Karina, Karisa, Karla, Karma, Karna, Karra, Kasha, Kasja, Kaska, Kassja, Kasya, Kata, Katha, Katica, Katina, Katiya, Katla, Katya, Kaya, Kayla, Kazia, Keiba, Keila, Keira, Khadija, Kia, Kira, Kiva, Maaja, Maeja, Maja, Marja, Nadija, Nadja, Raja, Rasja, Taija, Taja, Talija, Tanja, Valja and Vanija. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kaija.

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