Koa Origin and Meaning

The name Koa is a boy's name meaning "warrior".

With Noah taking the Number 1 spot in 2013, Koa is attracting more attention than ever.

A Hawaiian name with a fierce meaning, Koa is also a type of tree native to the islands, its wood favored for building canoes and surfboards. It strikes a nice balance: part-gentle nature name, part-bold adventurer.

No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont has a son named Koa Thomas, a brother for Ace and Rio, and a name that fits right in with all of the band's stylishly named offspring.

# 298 in the US

Koa Rank in US Top 1000

# 107 on Nameberry

Koa Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Koa Popularity

Famous People Named Koa

  • Koa Egan (b.2011)son of Westlife singer Kian Egan
  • Koa Thomas Dumont (b.2011)son of No Doubt guitarist Thomas Dumont

Koa in Pop Culture

  • Koamentioned in Ezekial 23:23; according to James Strong, "a region of Babylon"
  • Koa woodfrom Hawaii