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What does Kaya mean?

Kaya [kaya] as a girls' name is pronounced KAH-yah. It is of Japanese, Zulu, Turkish, Hopi and Hindi origin, and the meaning of Kaya is "restful place, yew tree, forgiveness; home; stone; willow, wise child; the one with the beautiful body, profile".

Associated with: stone (rock), wise, beautiful.


Kaya has 1 variant: Kaia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kada, Karya, ..

(male) Kats, Kava, ..

How popular is Kaya?

Kaya is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#21156 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name history of Kaya for girls. Kaya was first listed in 1993 and reached its peak position of #540 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is presently at #1004. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

The only other prominent variation form of Kaya (#1004 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 is Kaia (#551 via latest list). Adoption of these forms of Kaya reached its highest 5 years ago (average #639) and has remained as conventional to this day (#777, 8%). Kaia is the most trendy baby name in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names


Kaya is alike in pronunciation to Cai, Cay, Caye, Ka-, Kaeya, Kai, Kay, Kaye, Kia and Kiah. Other suggested similar names are Aalya, Alaya, Dasya, Daya, Haya, Inya, Jaya, Kace, Kacy, Kadi, Kahla, Kala, Kali, Kalia, Kaly, Kama, Kara, Karan, Karma, Karyna, Karys, Karysa, Kasy, Kasya, Kata, Kathya, Kati, Katiya, Katla, Katt, Katya, Kayce, Kayla, Kaylah, Kaylea, Kaylha, Kayli, Kaylla, Kayse, Kazia, Keara, Kena, Kera, Keva, Keyla, Kiba, Kina, Klea, Kyla, Kym, Kyra, Liya, Maya, Miya, Mya, Panya, Rasya, Raya, Tasya, Taya, Toya, Vanya, Varya, Zarya and Zoya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kaya.