Gender: Female Meaning of Naia: "dolphin; to flow; wave, sea foam" Origin of Naia: Hawaiian, Greek, Basque

Naia Origin and Meaning

The name Naia is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "dolphin; to flow; wave, sea foam".

Multicultural option, equally exotic as, but more unusual than, Maia.

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Pop Culture References for the name Naia

Naiia, Naya, Naiah, Naiad, Nayah


CJ Says:


One of my favorite girl names.

Pokalaiki Says:


Naia actually means “insecurely tied” in Hawaiian...

autumnreverie Says:


This is a Basque name meaning "wave, sea foam."

IlianaRene Says:


Apparently it's also Basque for wave or sea foam.

headintheclouds Says:


Pretty, short and sweet but impactful name. One of my friends is nicknamed Naia, short for Natasha, which I think is quite refreshing and unexpected. Like Maya/Maia, I definitely prefer this Naia spelling to Naya or any other variant-- it just looks more aesthetically pleasing to me.

ChrisW Says:


My granddaughter's name is Naiya. Apparently means spring water. I don't find it here though. pronounced Nigh ya.

Guest Says:


I couldn't stand this name because of the many spelling variations of it where I live but when Gemma Ward used it for her baby I changed my mind. I think it's so cool now.