Kaija: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kaija

Kaija

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Katerina:

Cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, the root of which is katharos (pure, unsullied).

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Katerina, Kay

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Kaija is a Finnish variant of Katherine, used as an independent name. It's popularity peak was in the later 1940s. Pronounced "Kye-ya".

It is considered to be old Swedish as well as modern-day Finnish. It can also be a term of endearment meaning "precious daughter" or "sweet girl". For example: "Oh what at little Kaija"

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