Kaia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kaia
Origin of the name Kaia:
Derived from the Hawaiian kai (the sea).
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We named our daughter Kaia after spending a lot of time trying to find the perfect name. We got it from a Greek ghost town in Turkey we visited called KATAKAYA, but the locals just call it KAYA, we changed the spelling because we thought it was more creative. We got lucky on the middle name of Jeanne because my mom, my husbands mother and I, all share the very British middle name. I still love the name!
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My cousin and his partner named their daughter Kaiyah. She is now almost 2 years old and a mischevious little rascal!!
I know somebody named Kaija. It's a pretty name, in my opinion.
- Nicknames for Kaia: | Edit
Kye, Ki Ki, Kai, Kai-Kai
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In addition to the Hawaiian origin above, Kaia is also a form of the Scandinavian name Kaja.
Kaia is also a derivation of Gaia (Greek for earth).
Kaia is definitely not derived from the Hawaiian word Kai (sea). Depending on diacritical marks it can mean "fast asleep" or "swing" or "to cluster together."
- Famous real-life people named Kaia: | Edit
Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
Kaia Wilson, musician
Model Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber have a daughter named Kaia.
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Our daughter's name is Kaia Nicole and I still love it. We get lots of compliments on the uniqueness of this name, which is what we were looking for. When I delivered her, the doctor told me that Kaia is also Hindu and means "good creation". At 7, my daughter is the only Kaia in her school and we've only met a few people who know other Kaia's. Gorgeous name!