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Gender: M Meaning of Koa: "warrior" Origin of Koa: Hawaiian

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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Famous People Named Koa

Koa Egan (b.2011), son of Westlife singer Kian Egan
Koa Thomas Dumont (b.2011), son of No Doubt guitarist Thomas Dumont

Pop Culture References for the name Koa

Koa wood, from Hawaii