Gender: Female Pronunciation: KY-a (rhymes with lie-ah) Origin of Kaia: to rejoice Kaia's Popularity in 2019: #315

Kaia Origin and Meaning

The name Kaia is a girl's name of Latin, Scandinavian, Hawaiian origin.

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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Rank in US: #315

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Pop Culture References for the name Kaia

Kaya, Kyah, Kaija, Kya, Kayah, Kaiah


raddaddarley Says:


I know the name to be from the Estonian and Norwegian languages. It is short for Katariina.

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.