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

Kia Origin and Meaning

The name Kia is a girl's name of African origin meaning "season's beginning".

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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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?