Spelling variation of Kaia, Latin, Scandinavian, or Hawaiian
"to rejoice or sea"

Kya Origin and Meaning

The name Kya is a girl's name meaning "to rejoice or sea".

Kya, a variation of the popular Kaia, the feminine form of the also-popular gender-neutral name Kai, was one of the fastest-rising girls' names of 2023.

Names starting with the ky (rhymes with by and why) sound are trending in general, with Kya along with four other names making up a full quarter of the fastest-rising names of 2023.

# 820 in the US

Kya Rank in US Top 1000

Kya Popularity

Famous People Named Kya

  • KYAstage name of Christina Parie, Australian singer
  • Kya LauAmerican chef and contestant on TV's "MasterChef Junior"
  • Kya Leigh Robinson Clark (b. 2017)daughter of American actress Jenny Robinson and "We the Kings" frontman Travis Clark

Kya in Pop Culture

  • KyaKatara and Sokka's mother on animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • KyaAang and Katara's daughter on animated series The Legend of Korra
  • Kyamain character in video game "Kya: Dark Lineage"