Kaija Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Katerina:
Cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, the root of which is katharos (pure, unsullied).
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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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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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