The name Koa is a boy's name meaning "warrior". Koa is ranked #939 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Tree Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".
From the experts:
With Noah taking the Number 1 spot in 2013, Koa is attracting more attention than ever.
A Hawaiian name with a fierce meaning, Koa is also a type of tree native to the islands, its wood favored for building canoes and surfboards. It strikes a nice balance: part-gentle nature name, part-bold adventurer.
No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont has a son named Koa Thomas, a brother for Ace and Rio, and a name that fits right in with all of the band's stylishly named offspring.