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Gender: Female Pronunciation: KY-a (rhymes with lie-ah) Origin of Kaia: to rejoice Kaia's Popularity in 2017: #332

The name Kaia is a girl's name of Latin, Scandinavian, Hawaiian origin. Kaia is ranked #332 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Supermodel Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

The new Maia, the next Kayla, Kaia has been on the charts since the year 2000. You might see it as a female form of the also-rising Kai, which means sea in Hawaiian and is sometimes used for girls as well, or as a Kardashianization of the ancient goddess name Caia.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford named her daughter Kaia in 2001.

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Famous People Named Kaia

Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
Kaia Beck, American reality TV personality ("The Real World: Hawaii")
Kaia Lynne Wilson, American musician of punk bands Team Dresch and The Butchies
Kaia Jordan Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford
Kaia Finn (b. 2006), daughter of actress Rosa Blasi and NFL player Jim Finn
Kaia Rose Biermann (b. 2013), daughter of reality TV personality Kim Zolciak and NFL player Kroy Biermann; twin of brother Kane Ren
Kaia Faith Calaway, daughter of American wrestler The Undertaker
Easton Kaia Jones (b. 2015), daughter of NFL player T.J. Jones

Pop Culture References for the name Kaia

Kaia Stokes, character on Australian soap "Home & Away"
Kaia Sellers, character in the "Seven Deadly Sins" series
Kaia FIT, women's lifestyle program
Kaia, marijuana
Kaia Nieves, character on CW's "Supernatural" and spin-off series "Wayward Sisters"

Kaija, Kya, Kaya, Kyah, Kayah, Kaiah


fromtheocean12 Says:


Kaia Gerber made this name seem so stylish and beautiful to me! Kaia and Caia have two different feels to me, I can't decide which I like better.

Sapphire Says:


I love this name, it’s my daughters friend name at school, and I think it’s so cute, and short, and just overall a cute name

Tora Says:


My favourite girls name 😊 So sad that my cousin used this before I got the chance 😭

afluffmuffin Says:


i like this over caya, caia, kaya, kaiya, etc

scblovesnames Says:


I love the meaning of this name!!! I would use this spelling if used as a first, but definitely like the softer looking Caia more.

Daiseymae Says:


Pretty name!

kxlly0614 Says:


Beautiful name!

Fluffykitten101 Says:


This name is cute. I have a friend called Kaia and I think it is beautiful :)

MaryKathryn Says:


I prefer this spelling over Kaya. Kaia just seems more sophisticated.