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Gender: Female Meaning of Kia: "season's beginning" Origin of Kia: African

The name Kia is a girl's name of African origin meaning "season's beginning". Kia and is often added to lists like Names That Mean New Beginnings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Kia is a sweet, simple name that is now, unfortunately, associated with a Korean car label. Better today: Nia, Thea, or Keira.

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Famous People Named Kia

Kia Joy Goodwin, American actress
Kia Michelle Stevens, American pro wrestler
Kia Abdullah, British novelist and journalist
Kia Corthron, American playwright and TV writer
Kia Drayton, American model
Kia Luby, Australian actress and singer
Kia McNeill, American soccer player
Kia Vaughn, American basketball player
Kia May Pegg, English actress

Pop Culture References for the name Kia

Kia Motors, South Korean car company
K.I.A, acronym for "killed in action"



Mhill46 Says:


I've never heard of anyone named Kia. Only heard it on the car company. I guess it depends on location.

autumnreverie Says:


I can't find any legitimate resources for Kia being African. Kia is Swedish where it means "a Christian" and Korean where it means "arise or come up out of (East) Asia" or "rising out of (East) Asia."

autumnreverie Says:


I had a dog named Kia and I know a woman named Kia.

Kia Conner Says:


My name is Kia and I disliked it quite a bit growing up because of the car company as well as the Chia Pet. I love my name now though and was happy to find out it means "season's beginning," since my birthday is Sept. 25. :) Thanks Mom!

iipostmvh Says:


I don't see the car Kia as a problem. Kia is a very established name. In fact I know a few Kias (mainly nicknames) and have never batted an eye.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Nah! We all have certain preferences when it comes to names.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Is it weird that I much prefer this on a boy?