Kaia Name Meaning & Origin

Kaia

Pronunciation: KIY-ə (key)

Origin of the name Kaia:

Derived from the Hawaiian kai (the sea).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Kaja, Kaya

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Nicknames for Kaia

Kye, Ki Ki, Kai, Kai-Kai

Meanings and history of the name Kaia

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 not the feminine form of the the Hawaiian word for "sea" (kai).
Hawaiian = Depending on diacritical marks it can mean "fast asleep" or "swing" or "to cluster together."
"Kaya" in Tagalog (Filipino) means "ability, strength, power, influence."

Famous real-life people named Kaia

Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
Kaia Wilson, musician
Model Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber have a daughter who's a model named Kaia Gerber.

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