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 "What are your guilty pleasure names?".
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.