Kaia name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Old Greek, Hawaiian, Old Norse and Native-American-Hopi
Usage: Arabic, Kannada, Marathi, Scandinavian, English, Faroese, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: KY-a(rhymeswithlie-ah)
Meaning: Stability, Ocean or Sea, From the Earth, Hen and Chicken
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What does Kaia mean?

Famous unisex name Kaia has origin in Hawaiian, Old Norse, Native, American-Hopi and Old Greek, Kaia means "Stability, Ocean or Sea, From the Earth, Hen or Chicken" is used dominantly in Scandinavian, Kannada, Danish, Marathi, English, Swedish, Faroese, Norwegian, Arabic and Finnish.

Kaia is a version of widespread Kai. Kai is a version of The Frisian Name Kaimbe = Warrior. Also Kai is a version of The Latin Name Caius. Kai is also variation of contemporary Kajetan.

Kai is also variant form of Kaganher. Kai is form of Gerhard 1B) a Frisian Shrtvrnt of Nikolaus 1C) a Frisian Shrtvrnt of Cornelis 1D) Frisian Kaye Related to the Old Norse Word Kaða = Hen, Chicken in Frisian language.

Also Kai is Celtic form of Caius. Of Germanic and Nordic origin, Famed Kai, Kai means "Fight and Katharina". Kaia is form of desirable Kaja. Kaja is variant of noteworthy Kai.

Also Kaja is a version of well-known Kaya. Kaja is also variation of well-liked Kajsa. Kaja is short of Katharina. Kaja is an effeminate variant of Kai. Popular Kaja came from Old High German, Old Norse and Estonian, meaning of Kaja is "Kai, Katha=Hen Chicken and Pure".

Kaia is form of everlasting and prominent Kay. Kay is form of preeminent Kai. Kay is a short of Katharina. Kay is equivalent of Katherine in English language. Kay's meaning is Happy and Elder Sister is rooted from Celtic and Old Greek.

Kaia is variant form of noteworthy E. E's meaning is Beautiful and Good is originated from Mandarin is especially used in Kanji symbol and Mandarin. Kaia is variation of commonly accepted Gaia.

Gaia is version of Caia. Gaia's meaning is The Word Ge with the Meaning Earth is rooted from Latin and Old Greek.

How do I pronounce Kaia?

You can pronounce the one syllabled name Kaia as KY-a(rhymeswithlie-ah) with emphasis on first KY syllable. There are multiple ways to say the baby name, i.e., ky-ah or kaia.

Variants of Kaia

Gaia, Kai, Kaja, Kay, E, Caius, Gaius, Caia, Gaea, Gia, Kajetan, Kaganher, Cai, Cay, Kaianna, Kaya, Kajsa, Caja, Kaija, Katherine, Caye, Kayla, Kayanna, Eberg

Nicknames for Kaia

Though Kaia itself is a short name but that doesn't mean that you cannot have nicknames. See the list below:

Names that rhyme with Kaia

How popular is the name Kaia?

Kaia was a popular name in United States. Over 11266 babies have been named Kaia since 1955. When at its peak in 2018, the moniker grabbed the 312nd spot and 1057 baby girls were given the name.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 65 years. Additionally, the name has been in the top 500 baby names 4 times Kaia is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 503 on girl names chart when 85 babies were named Kaia. Over 790 people have been named Kaia in England and Wales.

In Switzerland, Kaia is a unique name where it has been in use since 2001 and has secured the place in top 400 names. Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 304 on girl names chart when 26 babies were named Kaia.

The first name is an uncommon baby name in still in use in Ireland. Also, it appeared first time in 2005 on baby girl names list of France. Kaia is a rare baby name in Belgium however it is still in use.

Kaia is a common name in Estonia while somewhat familiar name in Papua New Guinea and India. According to our research, over 10000 babies have been named Kaia globally.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Here's what numbers has to say about Kaia

Do what your heart tells you to do. Otherwise, you will end up unhappy. Let go off your past, you are not what happened to you rather what you choose to be. You always analyze something in your mind. You can't stand being imprisoned by your feelings for someone. You would rather pretend that you don't have them. You are the most important person in your life and to you, no one else matters. Travelling is your passion.

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  •  Darrah - Unusual Darrah is used largely in Arabic and English, Darrah means "Feminine Form from the Male Dara, Princess or Big". Its origin is in African-Efik and African-Hausa is bestowed upon girls
  •  Jabin - Origin of Outlandish Jabin is in Hebrew, meaning of Jabin is "Intelligence or Forehead" and a gender-neutral name is principally used in Arabic, Hindi and Marathi
  •  Misaal - Unisex name Misaal means "Shining, Example or Copy" is used in Arabic and Hindi
  •  Zaib - Used substantially in Arabic and Arabic, Zaib is used as a gender-neutral name, Zaib means "Decoration, Gold or Beauty"

Middle names for Kaia

There are plenty of mainstream and loveable middle names that fit after "Kaia". Have a look at them:

View more middle names that goes with Kaia.

Famous people named Kaia

  • Kaia Wilson, musician
  • Kaia Kanepi, Estonian professional tennis player


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://statbel.fgov.be/en/themes/population/family-names-and-first-names/first-names-boys-and-girls
  6. Office fédéral de la statistique, https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/fr/home/statistiques/population/naissances-deces/prenoms-nouveaux-nes.html
  7. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://www.svb.nl/nl/kindernamen/
  8. Births Deaths And Marriages Victoria, https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/births/naming-your-child/popular-baby-names-in-victoria
  9. NSW Government, https://www.nsw.gov.au/family-and-relationships/births/popular-baby-names
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