Kaija Name Meaning & Origin

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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Personal experiences with the name Kaija

Hi! My name is Kaija and I live in Australia.
Although, my name is spelt exactly as it is here, it is pronounced completely different. You pronounce my name as “K-Asia”.
In other words, say Asia then put the K in front as you say it.
My whole life I have had various different ways people have tried to pronounce my name.

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Meanings and history of the name Kaija

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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