Gender: Female Origin of Kiana: Modern invented name Kiana's Popularity in 2019: #943

Kiana Origin and Meaning

The name Kiana is a girl's name .

Kiana (or more appropriately, Quiana) is the original polyester name, now falling fast out of favor.

Kiana Brown is an American singer-songwriter and actress, currently appearing on the MTV series Scream.

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Rank in US: #943

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Pop Culture References for the name Kiana

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KianaM Says:


Kiana is the Hawaiian form of Diana, which comes from the Latin word "divus," which means "divine." In the mid-19th Century, Europeans invaded Hawaii, converted the Hawaiian king to Christianity, and he declared that Hawaiian parents had to start giving their kids European names. There was no D sound in Hawaiian, so they replaced D with K and turned Diana (which is pronounced "dee-AH-na" outside of the English-speaking world) into Kiana (kee-AH-na).

About the Qiana and Quiana spellings: Qiana is a synthetic fabric invented in the 1960s that became a trendy material for men's shirts during the disco era. According to an article in Time magazine, Qiana is "a computerized combination of random letters." So Qiana is simply a homophone and is unrelated to the Hawaiian name.

kankhen Says:


Gorgeous name

jenni_lynn91 Says:


My second daughter will be Kiana Rosalie!

bethlena Says:


I prefer Kiara.

Daiseymae Says:


My friend's name is pronounced Kee-ah-na.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Is Kiana pronounced like Diana with a K for the Hawaiian version?

thorn144 Says:


The description of this name is a little lacking. Kiana is also the Hawaiian version of Diana, which means heavenly or divine.

georgiaO Says:


I know a girl with this name. She is very nice and has long brown hair and brown eyes.

gem3 Says:


This is my best friends name! I love it! Come to think of it she is my sister too!