Gender: Male Meaning of Koa: "warrior" Origin of Koa: Hawaiian Koa's Popularity in 2019: #740

Koa Origin and Meaning

The name Koa is a boy's name meaning "warrior".

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.

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Rank in US: #740

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Pop Culture References for the name Koa


koaboy Says:


I have always known Koa to be a girls name. It has in my family my great grandmothers sisters name, my grandmothers sisters name and now my daughters name. Koa means happiness or joyful in Maori (New Zealand)

OceanSky Says:


My new favorite name!

Marli81 Says:


I named my son Koa:)

NameLover 11 Says:


thiis name is really cool

indiefendi2 Says:


With Koa getting all this press, the related Hawaiian name Nakoa should be in the database too. Same meaning.

caetano Says:


and all you'd have to do is correct them ;)

caetano Says:


In my top3 names for boys

EW314 Says:


I think this is a great name - strong but soft. The only problem I can see is most people assuming it's just a kre8yf spin on Noah, which would bother me.

caetano Says:


One of my favorite boy names

noro226 Says:


Such a dreamy name! I love it.

Bobcat108 Says:


I don't know how popular they are any more, but there used to be KOA (Kampgrounds of America) all over the country.

indiefendi2 Says:


Calum Hood has a sister named Mali Koa

rie Says:


Koala was what I thought when I first read this name. :|

I knew a girl named Kekoa once, and she said it was a Hawaiian name. (Prn: Kay-Ko(Long O)-Uh

ShannonLim Says:


Ah, thanks!

Essa Says:


Ko-uh, to rhyme with Noah. At least that's what I've always thought.

ShannonLim Says:


How is this pronounced? Ko-eh? Ko-ah?

Daphodil Says:


Koa is so handsome!