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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kaia in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Kaia:

  • Records indicate that 5,497 girls in the United States have been named Kaia since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2010, when 534 people in the U.S. were given the name Kaia. Those people are now 9 years old.

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  • "Well, my name is Kaia and I LOVE it. I am originally from Ukraine and many people call or spell my name in different ways like Kia or Kaiai. I am not a type of car KIA!" Aug. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Lauren, and I love it! Although, people constantly butcher my name when trying to say or spell it..." May. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Camille and I love it. It's unique, and no, no one seems to be able to pronounce it, but that's fine with me. I just politely correct them and go on with life. I get many compliments." Jan. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia, and I love my name, I am from Britain and I have never come across anyone with the same name as me." Nov. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia Marie and she was born in 2007. I got idea for the name after being stationed in Hawaii with the Army for 6 years. I love the name and the fact that it is not so common. Sometimes people mispronounce it, but surprisingly, most people say it correctly the first time than actually butchering it." Mar. 12, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first daughter Kaia Arabella. I LOVE her name! It's unique and beautiful just like her :)" Jan. 12, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and I live in Estonia(Europe). This name is usual here and eveyone pronounces it right. I love my name and it's funny when someone pronounces it wrong." Dec. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and I live in Estonia(Europe). This name is usual here and eveyone pronounces it right. I love my name and it's funny when someone pronounces it wrong." Dec. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's Kaia (Kai-a, pron KI-a, like first two letters of word "KIte" followed by a "soft a", ... KIa) .. (not KIya) ... beautiful name for a pretty little girl." Jan. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Lee, I was born in July of 1982. My mother got the idea from the hebrew work chaya...meaning life and wanted to change some of the letters around to make it alittle more Americanized. I love my name now but as a child no one every pronounced it right. But its good to be different" Jun. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia! A lot of people pronounce it wrong (you say it KA-yuh). I have never met anyone else who spells it like me,only people who spell it like Chaja, Kaya, and Kaiah." May. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Kaia born in 04, I found it at a music store ob an instrumental cd from the band Kaia and the Magic Dragon. I really liked the name so I used it. I also thought it was very original but it showing up all over!" Feb. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia Caroline. Kaia rhymes with sky-ah. Always complimented on her name. she was born in 2007 and we have met 2 other Kaia's. We love her name !!" Nov. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter Kaia Constance which "Pure" and "Steadfast". Everyone loves her name, especially me." Nov. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter born 3/1/11 Kaia Lucia, and everyone seems to love her name upon hearing it. We thought it wouldn't be at all common, but coincidentally at her older brother's preschool there are two other younger siblings named Kaia (one spelled Kaya), and a boy named Kai.By the time our girl goes to school she'll likely been in a class with another Kaia...which is kind of a bummer. but it's still a beautiful name!" Nov. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was looking for a name for my new puppy, and I wanted something related to the ocean. Found out that Kaia means "the sea" in Hawaiian. Perfect! Love how it sounds too." Nov. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new granddaughter is called Kaia Yvaine and she is a little angel. People love her name and tell us that it really suits her!" Nov. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Kaia Rebecca, and we LOOOOVE her name! It is so HER!!!Native American for Big Sister Elder and African for Diamond, Hawaiian for Sea Princess, she is multicultural and it fits her as she is too.She is a big sis, loves to shine like a diamond and is a princess." Oct. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our daughter's name and we love it. Hopefully, she will too!" Oct. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI my name is Kaia Camille and sooo many people tell me how much they love my name. But, people do misspell it a lot and mispronounce it. I LOVE the South African meaning of my name...Beautiful. Isn't that awesome." Oct. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name it is so amazing but people do mis pronounce it. many people have tols me that my name is beautiful" Sep. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is 21 months old and I named her kaia rosalee.I always liked the name maia but it was too popular,so I decided for kaia, because of its meaning and because it still represented the goddess Gaea. someone also told me it meant ocean in hawaiian. I thought it was a simple but beutiful and strong name, and it describes my daughter perfectly." Jul. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have been trying to find a name that represents earth. my husband has always picked out the names for the boys that have special meaning to him, but i needed something for me as im having a daughter. a friend mentioned this name and it goes so well. Kaia Lynn heiskell. and since lynn also means waterfall..im totally satisfied and he hasn't dated a girl named kaia. so its a win win situation. ;o)" Jul. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter, born in March 2011, is named Kaia Lucia. We struggled with choosing which spelling to use for a long time, but in the end, after polling many people on how they would pronounce it upon seeing it written, this version won out. We often get compliments on it when strangers hear it, though do be prepared for questions about the spelling." Jul. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born in July 2008 and we named her Kaia LeAnne. Her namesake spells her name Kaya, but we preferred the hawaiian spelling :) Everyone always spells it Kia, which is annoying, but so far we haven't encountered anyone who has too much trouble pronouncing it when they see it....they just can't spell it if they hear it!" May. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hei, I am from Estonia and my name is Kaia - in our country this name has a long tradition already, but it does not really mean anything in estonian - I believe it is an old Scandinavian name, so in our naberhood there are many Kaias - girls only ;-) I love my name, even though no english speaking person ever manages to pronounce it correctly..." Apr. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My cousin named her daughter Kaia. i searched it up and apparently it means long awaited or gift....although shes their first born. ^_^" Apr. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my granddaughter is called kaia! we all love the name! UK" Mar. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 8 month old daughter Kaia rain i named her after my cousin Kai. i love the name i have heard so many different meanings of the name and i love them all. i think it is such a beautiful name." Mar. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Kaia Rhiann. I didn't like the two together at first (saying them sounds a little like saying cayenne.. as in hot pepper lol) But I only say that when she is in trouble! I have had a few people mis-pronounce her name by calling her Kay-a. She is Ky-ya. She is beautiful and so intelligent. She turned 2 in January. There is another girl about 8 months older with the same name, but I think it is spelled Khaia." Mar. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I recognize that Kaia is both a Scandinavian and a Hawaiian originating name... but in both instances, it is a female name. To the posting from a few days ago... shoulda named him "Kai"!!! DOH!!! In the US... Kaia was used just under 8,000 times for girls and not a single instance for a boy. Yes, the name does mean "pure" but... you know... just sayin!" Mar. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a two-year old son (yes, it's a boy) named Kaia. My husband chose it and I loved it. He said he read somewhere that the name means "pure".." Mar. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia Marie. She was born in May 2003. We chose Kaia, because her mother liked the name Gaia and I didn't. So we came up with Kaia. Her middle name is the same as her Grandmother's first name. We Looooove the name and so does she!" Feb. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kaia Halianah & sooo many people pronounce it wrong that i just have a giggle now, but every one coments on how pretty & unusual it is, i love it :)" Jan. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia Mai and her twin brother Taio. We found out Taio (Taiwo) means the first born of twins in the Yoruba tribe and Kehinde the second born - very apt. Kai = ocean Gaia = greek for earth. Kaia is Scandinavian for 'pure' Maori for 'bossy and strong' and Aboriginal for 'spear' so a mixture. Their names really do spark conversation - so glad we called her Kaia." Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kaia, i'm estonian!! love my name!! but french often tell coya, and then Kaia after some practice. n'Kaia is boy's name from congo!" Jan. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter name is Kaia Marie. We considered Kaia Ann but didn't want people to confuse her with the pepper. She was born in 2004 and it was the only name that my husband and I could agree upon, I guess we were both looking for perfection. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this name. Almost everyone I tell comments that it's a beautiful name." Jan. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter's name is Kaia Holland Rain.I Loved her name. It's very pretty name." Dec. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 14 months old and her name is Kaia Rose! We absolutely LOVE the name Kaia!" Dec. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Dawn and I love it! I was named after a friend of the family and her parents found the name in the book Hawaii. The only time anyone ever pronounced or spelled in correctly was when I visited Hawaii years ago! I love the meaning "the quiet seas" and it fits me perfectly." Dec. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the Greek meaning, Earth. It sounds very natraul and peaceful and I am debating now on Zoey Kaia for my baby girl. I am only concerned with the popularity and pronouncing correctly." Dec. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in Hawaii, and Kaia means ocean in Hawaiian. I named my sweet pupppy Kaia, and it is so beautiful :)" Dec. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kaia my name is Kaia its beautiful back when i was in school so many people were named Kaia its a really beautiful name!" Dec. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 1 y.o is named kaia, its a great name, but when people see it written they do not know what it says. I called her Kaia Lexi." Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia (born 2009) and are still in love with the name. We get many complements on what a beautiful name it is, though lots of people ask how to pronounce and spell it. It has many different meanings throughout the world, and she will get to choose the meanings that best suit her personality." Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i absolutely ADORE the name Kaia. i would like my first daughters names to be Kaia Faith (Kaia means PURE and Faith is pretty self explanitory. Faith means alot to my family cuz we've been through veryyy rough times!) but now i am not able to name any of my kids that because my cousin is havin a baby girl shortly and naming her Kaia Leigh.. im soooooo angry at her, she knew how much that name means to me! ):" Nov. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey! my name is Kaia. Everybody pronouces it wrong the first time. If i help them, its Kyle, if i dont its Kai. But it doesnt bother me anymore. As a young adult I love my name! When I was little I hated it, i acctually questioned my parents many times as to why they would choose Kaia out of all the names in the world. But my name has made me unique, one of a kind, and has shaped who I am." Nov. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. I am a BF. It is very rare that I find someone who pronounces it correctly. I have grown to love my name. It makes me unique and it is always a conversation starter. I have never met anyone with the same name and needless to say the same spelling." Nov. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 7yrs old and her name is Kaia Rose. She is a very beautiful girl, who is fun loving and diffently represents the meaning of Kaia in all languages." Oct. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia Rose. In European countries it means pure or echo. In Hawaiin and Eastern countries it means things like wise, sea, beautiful one. She is all thes things!" Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daugthers names is kaia shes 1 year and 2 months. i love her so much" Oct. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaja...pronounced like Kaia or Maya with a K. I was born in Europe hence the unusual spelling, where the J is pronounced like an english Y. I'm currently in the process of getting a legal name change for the spelling of my name to make it more user-friendly for those who are english-speaking, plus it's so annoying constantly having it butchered and mispronounced. I'm just not sure whether I should spell it Kaia or Kaya...Anyway, tons of people tell me how they love my name and think it is beautiful which is a nice compliment." Sep. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister was born in 1991 and according to this chart, she wasn't named Kaia...and people think we're saying kyle all the time...we pronouce it "Ky(like by)-ya"" Sep. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Karoline, that is a Norwegian name, usualy written like: (Kaja, Kaija). The name comes from Katarina. Alots of people really like the name, and i like it very much." Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Marie i was born decmeber 4, '98 and i love my name sooooo much....." Aug. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia at school everyone who I don't know says Kia, Keeah, Kaylah. I like my name and think that people don't understand how to say t because it is different than others. I am 10." Aug. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia Blair and we just love it. We have heard of at least 6 other Kaia or Kaiya's since she was born 18 months ago. We love her name more and more. Perfect name." Aug. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Kaia Ellise (11-1-00). I believe since she entered school she has met two other Kaias. Not sure how they spell it. She is very independent ans strong willed. Often others call her Kay-uh, or kayaa, or Kia. She often wants to know why others can't just prononunce it correctly. I tell her have patience not all are good with original names." Jul. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Is original, beautiful. In Colombia don?t use it, but we (my wife and me) do it" Jul. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia Grace. Kaia was my great, great grandmas name in Norway and am told it is one of the first female names recorded in Norway. She is almost 11 yers old and sometimes loves the name and sometimes doesn't. I hate when people call her Kay uh. We have passed by people calling their little ones Kaia on rare occassions, but haven't actually met one yet." Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Janet, and I absolutely love it. I feel as if it's original, peaceful, and fun, just like me :) People say my name fits me very well. I'm really glad my mom picked this name for me" Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl's name is Kaia Lynne. We chose it as I wanted to embrace my Norwegian roots. I believe it means Pure. How fitting for my sweet little one." Jul. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "es hermoso ,le vamos a poner a nuestra hija asi,no nos costo mucho decidirlo.es un nombre precioso!!!te amo patricia!! javier" Jun. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is called kaiż she is now 8yrs. i like unusal names and i found this in the hello magazine and was the name of cindy crawfords(super model) new born baby. she was gonna be kiki but when she was born she didnt look like a kiki (though i still love it) also my waters broke while i was waiting for the last episode of cutting it so i was'nt gonna miss it and crossed legs..lol so she then become mia as her middle name.(after the actress) so she was kaiż mia it sounded better than kaia kiki but once i registered her she sounded like the name of a curry dish...lol but i love it and love her to bits. ... but kaiż is becoming a popular name it seems" Jun. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cannot wait to meet our little baby when she is born in three months! I fell in love with the name since before I was even pregnant and could not open my heart to any other potential name. In honour of my husband's sister we will use her name for the middle name. It is beautiful yet unusual and took my parent's a while to accept it but they now love it! Kaia Michelle" Jun. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from Bulgaria, and my daughter is named Kaia- Sofia. Kaia in acient bulgarian means stone, little rock. That name was forgoten here. But we found it :)" Jun. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my granddaughter is named Kaia,i think it is so pretty." May. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia, and I absolutely love it. I wasn't sure until she was born, and that was the name that fit her perfectly." May. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second daughter's name is Kaia Jane. She was born on 9/16/09, & her 4 yr old sister also calls her Papaya! We started off loving the name Kai for a boy, but adding the "a" when we found she was a girl. Never met another Kaia." May. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a 4 month-old daughter that we named Kaia Elizabeth. I've liked the name since my childhood and have yet to personally meet another Kaia. I'm sure people will butcher the pronunciation and spelling throughout her life, but I think it's such a beautiful name!" May. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is kaia. And i had no idea what it meant. Because i thought if i was having a boy then it would of been kai. Or me and my sister just added the 'A' at the end. But i found out later in my culture. That is meant 'stop' in cree which is first nations." Apr. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia is well. We went with the Hawaiian meaning: "of the sea". The Hawaiian pronunciation is K-eye-A-uh though we use the common K-eye-uh. Will teach her both ways to say it as she gets older." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is a derivative of Katarina and a root form of many continents since the movie Willow. A virtual explosion of meanings and contradictions from RUSSIA,SCANDINAVIA,JAPAN,HAWAII,AUSTRALIA,AFRICA. To me it means love,hope,faith,and protector of Gods planet and people. Beware and behold my little warrior princess and grand daughter "kaia"." Mar. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Katherine, but when we were little, somehow I dubbed her with the nickname Kaia. we pronounce it KAY-A. It's quite pretty" Mar. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Catherine, and people always pronounce it wrong! It's pronounced K-I-UH. I don't know anyone else with this name. I was named after the wife of a dwarf in the movie Willow, and my parents thought it was adorable. They made up the spelling." Feb. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Kaia Jane. I just adore the name it's beautiful in sound and in writing as is she. Also has the bossy warrior in her and being as we are from New Zealand too it's nice to know that she can relate to that where-ever she is (although usually spelt Kaea for Maori boys)" Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter's name is Kaia Marie. It holds specical significance to my husband and I seeing my name is "Kai". We decided to add an "A" onto the name Kai and came up with Kaia. She's named after me, her Momma! We receive compliments ALL the time, beautiful name, beautiful girl...can't disagree! Up until we named her Kaia I had NEVER heard the name used by others, it's definately gaining popularity." Feb. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter Kaia Rose was born Dec. 21 2009. My friends were going to name their daughter Kaia. However, there lil girl was born a lil boy. I thought the name was so beautiful I stole it." Feb. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had my first daughter on September 17th 2009 ( noticed a September 16th in there:) and named her Kaia Saige...together it means "wisdom of the Earth" I love it and she totally fits it!" Feb. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter Kaia Mackenzie was born on August 21st and my mom was going to call her Kynzi but she fell in love with the name Kaia as everyone else has in my family. Often times people spell it 'Kia' which is the name of a car so it is rather bothersome." Feb. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Elizabeth I always tell people it's pronounced Kie like sky and yuh like duh. And I have to explain it a lot. My parents wanted to give me an uncommon name since my brother has one of the most common names in the world (or at least America). When I was little, I hated my name. I wanted to be something normal, like a Morgan or a Samantha. It wasn't until I was about 14 that I really started appreciated my name. Honestly I don't get a lot of nicknames out of it, and quite frankly I'm alright with it. I've never been one for sports, but I'm madly in love with music and nature. I'm told it's because my name means Echo in Estonian and Earth in Greek and Ocean in Hawaiian. I guess it fits because I've always been able to learn music fast. To any parents reading this and looking to give their kid this name, I wish your Kaia the very best. :)" Jan. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter, Kaia, was born October 2000. I had met a girl named Kaija (pronounced the same) and fell in love with the name. More and more over the past few years I've been hearing the name. Looks like it is gaining popularity." Jan. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old daughter is Kaia Drew. We receive compliments on her name all the time!! A beautiful name for a beautiful girl!!" Jan. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiful Kaia was born April 30, 2008. The name fits her because she is so unique. We also call her Kaia Papaya as well :)" Jan. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our daughter ,, born july 2009... Kaia Jade...i hope that she loves her name as much as her dad and i do!! i just think it is such a beautiful and uncommon name!!" Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Had my daughter on October 26th, 2009... ALWAYS have loved the name Kaia, since I was a little girl watching the movie Willow." Dec. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter kaia was born november 25 2009 and a lot of people do not know what it says when they see it written, I think its obvious" Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actally named my black lab Kaia, had never heard the name before seeing it under a Polynesian names website" Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and I'm 9 years old.People often spell it Kia and I HATE it.I know 1 girl in my school named Kaya so she doesn't even spell it the same." Nov. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our daughter..due in February, 2010, Kaia. I was torn on the spelling because I liked a Y in the name, but our last name has a Y in it. I can't wait to meeti Kaia Joan when she decides to make her appearance." Nov. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just had a daughter in july and named her Kaia Mae.. LOVE IT!!!" Nov. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. We have an 18 month old daughter named Nolana. We call her Lana for short (Pronounced No-Lawna) Now that we are expecting again I keep coming back to this name. I think Kaia is beautiful!" Nov. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia Anne (Anne is my middle name) on Sept. 25, 2009. People tease us that it sounds like cayenne pepper but she was a very pink baby with a spicy personality so it fits! Big sister Ariana is nicknamed Bean anyway so it is perfect!" Nov. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kaia my paster calls me kelyia but its Kaia i was born on the 22 of May in 2000 and my mom said Kaia means "wise child" and she said i dont act like a wise child because i make non wise decisions like messing with my brother and sister but im the oldest i was born first but what crazy is that im 3 years apart from my sister shes 6 im 6 yaers apart from my brother hes 3 so im 9" Nov. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have named my son kaia, i also new a boy back when i went to school called kaia and decided i liked this name for a boy also, in New Zealand this name means maori warrior." Nov. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i just named my little girl Kaia Victoria august 13 2009. i named her that because im native american and it means wise child only it is spelled kaya. my husband liked the idea of the three vowels in a role. We love the name even though people ask all the time; "how do you pronounce it again?". lol" Oct. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 year old is Kaia Olivia. People always tell her its a beautiful name. I'm pregnangt again and cannot think of anthoer name so perfect." Oct. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is my name!i think it's so cool, i love it!people get it wrong a lot, but that's happened in all of the thirteen years of my existence, so i'm used to it!" Sep. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter's name is Kaia Marin. We have a son whose name is Andrew Jevon and he goes by Jevon. We got this name from a street sign in Lake Charles, LA. As we were expecting our second child we were having trouble coming up with names. A lady my wife works with saw that name in a magazine just after Cindy Crawford named her girl that, and she knew we liked unique names. When my wife told me the name we absolutely fell in love with the name for our little girl." Aug. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Kaia I love my name and I'm very proud of it! Hi to all the Kaia's out there!" Aug. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named one of our twins Kaia Mai a pretty name for a pretty girl. Also read on here once it means bossy and strong in Maori - she is that too!! Also means spear in Aboriginal so lots of meanings but the 'earth' and 'pure' meanings are lovely. her twin brother is named Taio Anthony pronounced like the european way of Theo (Tey-o) but TAIWO we found out after is 'he who tastes the world first' - first born of twins and he was!!" Aug. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and every time I tell someone my name, they tell me it's beautiful and unique." Aug. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia in 2007 because it's very unique. People often don't know how to say it, but we don't mind. She now pronounces her name "ka ka" (so cute!) I have a Hawaiian friend who's grandSON is named Kaia and I have also met a little Spanish girl named Kaia. They both claim to be from the origin of the name Kaia. Cindy Crawford also named her little girl Kaia. Very Beautiful!" Aug. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia...Well actually its Kiamana but i go by Kia which is pronounced the same as Kaia! & I Absolutly Love My Name! im 15 but im turning 16 next month on July 15th!" Jun. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've loved the name since The Princess Bride. Since I have no kids I just named my new kitten Kaia. Its a boy so don't tell him its a girly name. I had no idea there were so many people with this name.I did hear Kai in Hawaii and I do shorten his name to this alot." Jun. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Kaia (rhymes with hi-ya)but my whole name is Kaianna after my Danish grandfather (Kai) and grandmother (Anna) and I made the name up after my grandmother died and changed it legally in the 1970's> I've never met anyone else by this name not even Kai. I have met a Kia though!" Jun. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia born in 2002. the name means "earth" an hawiian and "of the earth" in greek. so cool her first words where "moon, mama, moon" as she pointed up at the full moon in the dark of the night! THATS MY LIL EARTH ANGEL!!" Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Kaia Lilia. We chose it 1) because we wanted something unique and 2) because of it's meaning. "Earth Lily" was born right before Easter. :)" May. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is a symbolic and exotic name defined by the inception of the 21st century. It's a wonderful name to have." May. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i just named my son kaia we are from new zealand and in maori it means "leader"" May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is Norwegian (Norsk) for "little pet". My great-grandmother was named Kaia, and immigrated to America in 1881. My sister is also named Kaia, and like many others, people mispronounce it "kai" or "kay-ya" W. Larsen" May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is my name too. Everyone when they read it says kai kia or something like that. Somtimes it can take a year for someone to understand its kaia. My parents named me Kaia because they like the name maya but we knew a maya so it would be confusing so they thought of kaia." Apr. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaiaing!!! and i love it! everytime i tell people my name they say 'kaia? thahs a lovely name. where did you get it from?' i like having a different name because its sooo inter" Apr. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I chose "Kaia" for my new daughter because of a family tradition of naming females with the initials "KAH". I am a nature lover, and Gaea/Gaia is the ancient Greek mother-earth goddess. "Kaia" is another Greek pronounciation of the name, so it was perfect. I hope that she will grow to be a lover of all things green and good too." Apr. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaia and i love my name,i asked my mom why she named me kaia she said she though it was a pretty name:)" Mar. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just heard this name and love it!I've always liked the name Kai for a boy but we're expecting a girl. I'm a little worried about the pronunciation...it's "kye-uh" not key-yah, kay-uh, etc. but people can mispronounce any name so I think we'll stick with it." Mar. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia too! Kaia Rose. I love the name Kaia- it's still pretty rare, and I like that. I've met a few other kaias and we are all imaginative, colorful, original, creative people." Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia, people always think my name is Kaya. Even one of my best friends always forgets how to write my name. I was born on the 3 September 1997, i'm from Poland. I know 3 languages:Polish, English and Chinese learning my 4 and 5 language. I love too sing and act so if any one needs a teenage girl for any TV show. Please, please email me: kaiaplpl@yahoo.com- it will change my life. Kaia." Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I once created a Dryad character for one of my novels called 'Kaia' because of its similarity to 'Gaia'. I just looked it up on a whim and I'm happy that it's also a real name because it's pretty. ^^" Mar. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my company Kaia....Naturals Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths. It seems this was the perfect name for a company selling natural beauty products. The public will take some time learning how to pronounce the name but I really believe it is a hit!" Feb. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia. she was born in november as i knew it had roots in scandanavian, hawaiian and greek. i havent heard of anyone in scotland called this till now, it was the prettiest name ever and since my baby has an affinity with the water we take it the hawaiian origin runs true." Feb. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have twin daughters and one of their names is Kaia Rose. I love it!" Feb. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, (= I'm called Kaia haha! And I'm From England," Feb. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am expecting a daughter in July of 2009. We are naming her Kaia Sage. I think it is a very beautiful name." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kaia,just Kaia, and i love it! iam scandinavian, it suits me well i think:)" Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia Grace. She was born April 30, 2007. I absolutely love this name. I think the name Kaia is beautiful, and she recieves many compliments. There are several backgrounds, chinese, scandanavian, hawaiian, and greek. My son's name is Phoenix so it worked out well....LOL." Jan. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love this name if i have a daughter i wud love 2 call her Caia jane" Jan. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. I was born March, 30th 1991. I never knew why i was named kaia until recently when i came into contact with my biological mother. [i was adopted]. it turns out she named me after the Bob Marley song Kaya and changed the spelling. I have always recieved many compliments for my name and although it is often misspelt or mispronounced i wouldn change it for the world. <3" Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1976, and my name is Kaia Maeve - it's a great name to live in, but much more common among the younger set these days." Jan. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting a girl on April 15, 2009 and her name will be Kaia Dawn" Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Chinese Name Is Kai, and when my husband and I learned of our pregnancy we were thrilled. Having learned it was a girl we decided to add on a extra letter forming, KAIA. Her middle name is Marie...therefore making her name Kaia Marie. We love it, it's very suitable and it's like she's got a little bit of Chinese zest to her!" Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and want really to name our baby if it is a girl Kaia. It is a different name. I'm also considering hyphening the name to be Kai-Ann (yes pronounced Cayenne)." Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kaia, I love it, its also Scandinavian meaning Mother Earth, which is basicly mother nature" Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Kaia (born in 1981) and when my husband first heard my middle name, he said that if we ever had a daughter, it too would be her name. On 5/8/06, we had a little girl, and the name continues...Kaia Marlene (another family name)" Dec. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandaughter's name is Kaia Estrella she was born on 10/25/06 and she is very beautiful...the name fits her perfect." Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia Jade. Kai in hawaiian is ocean, both her father and I are from the beach, and we wanted to make it a little more girly so we added an a to the end of it." Dec. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia Christine (born in 1995) and we love the name. It was my grandmother's aunt's name and I always thought it was a beautiful name. She was from Norway and was told it meant little bird." Dec. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia Neve in 2001, I hadn't heard a name I liked and saw somebody on tv with the name, It is still the most beautiful and unique name I have ever heard for a girl and I have yet to meet another Kaia, everybody who meets her comments what a beautiful name it is, it is almost always mis-spelt with the most common one being Kia, like the car." Dec. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is what we're naming our daughter - we knew this would be her name before I even got pregnant! We have a 3 year old son named Orien (O-Ryan) and we always knew if we were to have a daughter her name would be Kaia. We just found out yesterday that we're expecting a girl and we're thrilled! Her name will be Kaia Nicole." Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi, to all kaia's and this is my daughter's name. her name is kaia brielle. she was born feb 2/05.and she is such gurly girl that kaia is the perfect name for her. people say its one of a kind and beautiful name. luv daddy" Dec. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our daughter Kaia Mackenzie... she was born on Sept. 23, 2008. the name has settled in with us and we have recieved nothing but positive reactions... fits her well!" Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born July 3, 2008 and we names her Kaia Reese. We love the name because it is different!" Nov. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Kaia and my last name is Shire so every one likes to make a song of it by saying Kaia Shia. I love my name because im the only person i know with it" Oct. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my beautiful wee girl Kaia Jane (dob 16.08.07) and everyone comments on what a lovely name it is. In New Zealand we also have boys called Kaea (pronounced the same) which I've been told means chiefly (it is in the first nation language, maori) however I have only ever heard of one wee guy by that name. I love that Kaia is such a feminine (sorry maori boys) and is unique yet not strange!!!" Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia Marie... I love the name! Although, quite a few people pronounce it "kay a". We pronounce it "kya", but spell it Kaia." Oct. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia, in Norwegian it can also mean the plase that you set you'r boat. I love my name, and mye name is Kaia Karoline, and here in Norway it is more usual to prenounse Kaia with a J. Like Kaja. But it is a very common name in my country :)" Oct. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kahya n im 17 i have met 1 khia in my lifetime so far!...i love my name because it is rare and has soo many different spellings!" Oct. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Mikaiah in 1996. We've always called her Kaia though." Sep. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was the name of my great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, both of whom were from Sweden. I think it's lovely and plan to use it for a daughter someday." Sep. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Kia` .. though pronuced ( Kai - yah ) .. but it really is pronounced .. ( Ka - hi - ahh ) but people can't pronuce to so every one calls me ( Kai - ya ) though people do call my kia like the kia car ? .. lol .. Kia` is a french pollenision name , after a flower ( that kind of looks like a frangapani . (=" Sep. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is Kya Jade. I didn't think people would know how 2 pronounce it if we chose 2 spell it Kaia. I heard the name on TV one day and have always liked it since. Ive heard of Kyla and Kai but hadn't heard kya." Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is Kaia 2 but we spell Kya shes 2 weeks old and i hope she loves it when shes older." Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in Estonia, and I bless my Mum for giving me a beautiful unique name. I am 67 years old and have never met another Kaia -only a few variants like Kai or Kaya. An acquaintantce of mine told me she'd called her baby girl Kaia after me. Also named 'Kaia' after me is a cast iron statue in Uranquinty, NSW, Australia, of a migrant lady with her two small children and a suitcase. However, what leaves a bad taste in the mouth, is when people hear my name, and then call their horse or dog Kaia!" Sep. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby girl Kaia Avery..she was born August 15/08. I heard the name one day early in my pregnancy and just fell in love with it. It seems rare and so beautiful..although I'm meeting more and more people with the name these days!" Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia Sol. I loved the boy's name Kai and changed it to Kaia. Love it!" Sep. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my youngest daughter Kaia in 2003, and I had never really heard the name before that. I have been surprised to meet a number of other Kaias in the past few years, 'though most of them spell it differently. So far, she loves her name. We think it is a beautiful and unique name for a beautiful and unique child." Aug. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name Kaia. I read once that it meant Diamon in the Sky...and African name. Now I read that it means Pure. It's still beautiful, though. I named my daughter Kaia Alena and she loves it. :)" Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Kaia and it's so cool! Almost every time I say my name is Kaia people really like it. =) Name your daughter Kaia!" Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Kaia and it's so cool! Almost every time I say my name is Kaia people really like it. =) Name your daughter Kaia!" Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 1/2 yr old daughter's name is Kaia. I heard it on the radio one day 5 yrs ago and I thought to myself when I have a daughter Im gonna name her Kaia. So my daughter had her name about 3 yrs before she was even conceived and I absolutely love her name!" Aug. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our newborn swedish/norwegian daughter Kaia and we love the name. We know some people in Norway by this name, but most spell with a "J", Kaja. A rare name for a rare person." Aug. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is kaia i loved it and it was different kaia kenelle" Jul. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter kaia kenelle in 1994 and people love her name i never thought it would take off" Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my names Kaia and i live in Tasmania Australia! i havn't met anyone else with my name and im happy about that! when i was little i hated it coz i had to correct everyone. i got Kia, Kara?, and Kyle? how u get them two names out of it i have no idea. i love my name. and im proud of it. =]" Jul. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia, she was born 18-12-06, i thought it was fairly unique until i came across this site. I also thought i made up the spelling because everyone said it didnt sound right, people are always pronoucing her name wrong anyway i think it is a beautiful name." Jul. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Kaia, i like sports singing and dancing.Before when i was small i didn't like my name but now i realized that its different.Right now i'm 11. After my parents named me Kaia other people copied and named their daughters Kaia.I was pretty anoyed with my parents friends who named their daughters Kaia. Even though my name wasen't hard to spell, it was pretty easy to remember in the first grade.But its hard to prounonce!" Jul. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i've never heard of the name "Kaia" before yesterday, but i loved it right away! i'm only 14 but i think im going to name my daughter (hopefully i have one!) kaia or something to do with kaia. it is such a beautiful name with so many meanings to it!" Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter's name is Kaia Rain. I had never heard of this name before. She is now 6 years old. I think it means beautiful as she is beautiful. Bob Marley has a song about Kaya and Kaia's mother like it and changed the spelling." Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia Mercedes almost nine years ago! I absolutely LOVE the name, some people pronounce it wrong, but she's quick to correct them! I had never heard it before, but I've met quite a few little kids (boys and girls)with the name since. The meaning I found was "Divine" her middle name means "Gift". She is exactly that!" Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and I have met a few other Kaias, but most of them spell their name differently. Many people pronounce my name wrong; they either pronounce it kay-a or kia(like the car). I used to hate my name because everyone said it wrong, but now I love my name and I am proud of it." Jun. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Don't know anyone else with my name...particularly never heard of anyone older than me with it! I'd like to lay claim to being the oldest Kaia I know at the grand ages of 22!" Jun. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia and had never heard it before. We added the A onto Kai, as we thought we were going to have a second son and wanted another K name. Once we named her that, of course, we found out that Cindy Crawford had named her daughter the same name with the same spelling and since then, we've met other Kaias. That just makes us love it more." Jun. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is an amazing name but some webs do not have any records of the name for any people in the world! im just glad people have my name! xP" May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i use to hate my name i thought that no one eles in the world had to be called, (kia the car) but i guess i was wrong. kaia is a very beautiful name it means (Warrior)in indian. and that relates to me alot i am a warrior every day fighting to servive. every day is new and holding difficalties that only warriors would try to over come with their bravery. thank you MoM and DaD. i love you guys.my name is kaia and i am proud if it..." May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i use to hate my name i thought that no one eles in the world had to be called, (kia the car) but i guess i was wrong. kaia is a very beautiful name it means (Warrior)in indian. and that relates to me alot i am a warrior every day fighting to servive. every day is new and holding difficalties that only warriors would try to over come with their bravery. thank you MoM and DaD. i love you guys.my name is kaia and i am proud if it..." May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey there my name is Kaia and this is the way i spell it..lol!! I'm from Papua New Guinea and the word "Kaia" means "KNIFE!!! I didn't really like it bacause i was being teased by it but now as i've grown i'm soo proud that i have that name. It was passed down from ma grandmother who is also "Kaia" so yeh i LOVE it!! People ask me what my name is and i'm like "Kaia" and they're like "Wow what a cute name!!" YAY YAH!! To everyone with that name "WE ALL ROCK BIG TIME!!!"" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is Kaia Ereti grace i named her that because i had never heard it here in new zealand but now i have heard it heaps the maori way to spell it is Kaea And it means leader" May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia people call me kia or kala but I have to pronounce it as (Ki-ya) then people still spell it wrong. I have met one person named Kaia and spelled the same way but she is 10. It's so cool having a rare name specially in Smyrna. Kaia is a great name pepople say that i have a pretty name." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia Helene. I live in norway and I know only 3 more people with this name=) I am proud of my name and hope you are to:P" Apr. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our daughter Kaia, and we had never heard it before and at the time thought we had made up the spelling of it. We have since found out this wasn't the case but love that there are other Kaias out there seeing as we love the name (and person) so much!" Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. Thatżs a wonderful name. Thank you, mom:) If you know somebody who has that name, you should know, that she has a very big heart:D" Apr. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia Amari when she was born in 2006. We loved the rich origin of the name and it's unique style." Apr. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have twins daugthers, their nick name are kaia and gaia shorts for kayana and anargya.. my husband got the nick name for them and it sounds cute to us..more unique in Indonesia the country we lived kaia & gaia literally means rich & stlye... and we still think thats a cute nick name" Mar. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in England and my name is kaia! I think its the best name ever. My sisters have unusual names too- but Kaia is the best :]" Mar. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I'm 29 years old and my name is Kaia and it means Beautiful. My name is pronounce differently the (i) has the (e) sound like Ka-e-ah. This an African rooted name. Every body just calls me Kia. I love my name but I hate to hear people mutilate it." Mar. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 month old daughter is named Kaia Alexandra. Our family didn't know what to make of it, but my husband and I love it. I am greek and he is bulgarian, so they were hoping for a more ethnic name. We like it because it is not common and it is a beautiful name." Mar. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our twin Kaia Mai - she certainly is a rock, strong and bossy and she is only 6 weeks old!! Our son her twin is called Taio mening first born of twins!!" Mar. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my beautiful 5yr old daughter is named kaia jean everybody loves her name which suits her very well as i think it is a very strong name, most people spell and pronounce it wrong but thats fine its always good to stand out from the crowd!" Mar. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia, because I grew up in Hawaii. In Hawaiian, the word kai means 'the sea'... Kaia is the feminine of that. I have always loved the sea, it just seemed fitting." Feb. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from Bulgaria and my daughter is named Kaia. here this is an old name which means stone or rock. i love the way than name sounds. it's perfect! and it has a very good meaning." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia, and I love it, but it's annoying how everyone always spells it "Kia" or "Kaiah". I even hot a "Khia" before." Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 3 month old daughter Kaia. Everyone who hears it loves it." Jan. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our Kaia is 7 years old. She is the most gorgeous girl in the world, both inside and out. She loves her name, especially it's relation to Gaia - Mother Earth. Her full name is Kaia Manoeli, and that certainly roles off the tongue." Jan. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4mth daughter has this name which we of course love as does the majority of people who have heard it, we had never heard it before but have since met a few Kaia's. For us it has duel meaning as in New Zealand (our home) it means chiefly (which we take to mean bossy!) in Maori although usually for boys but it means that our daughters name reflects apart of her heritage" Jan. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 year old daughter is named Kaia. She loves her name, as does everyone who hears it. We have never had anything but positive feedback. My name is Maya, so people think it is cute that we rhyme. It does get mispronounced as Kia or Kay-a occasionally, but I've always had people call me Mia or May-a and I just got used to it." Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is what i named my now 2 year old. it fits her to a T. i think it is absolutly beautiful and ironically enough, she was named after a cabbage patch baby :) i love it and it is very becoming" Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 14 month old daughter is named Kaia and I just love it. We get compliments about it all the time. I hope she will love it too!" Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is a great name i named my cat kai but "he" is a girl so i changed it to kaia." Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 2 yr old daughter Kaia, I thought it was a beautiful name and it was different, but a few months after having her I realized that Kaia is a very popular name! Although most people spell it differently!" Jan. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 3 year old daughter "Kaia". I love the name, but as expected, it usually ends up "Kia", even from friends! Glad to see those with that name like it...I hope she does too." Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's absolutely my favorite name. I intend on naming my daughter's name." Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave my daughter this name, my friend suggested it, and I loved it... I don't know anyone else with this name, and so far people don't have to much trouble pronouncing it." Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is my name, born in 1975. Good, unique name. Always on the first day of school if a teacher hesitated with a name I simply raised my hand knowing it was my name they struggled with. Nobody spells it correctly, and is mispronounced Kia, Kaya, Kara (even though there is no 'r' in my name), etc. But I still love it." Dec. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I once met a finnish woman of 56 years with the name Kaia." Dec. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 3 year old daughters name, although we spell it Kiah and I love it, it's such a beautiful name. It did frustrate me when she was first born and people called her Kia as in the car but it doesn't happen so much now. There weren't many variations around 3/4 yrs ago but I have since seen lots and different meanings too but the one in the baby book I had said it was african and meant 'seasons start'. I originally heard it in the film Willow starring Val Kilmer years ago, loved it then and still do!" Dec. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "With the name Kaia, I find that the most trouble I ever have with it is that, indeed, people spell it wrong A LOT. They keep wanting to spell it "Kaya", and pronounce it "KAY-a", when, in fact, we pronounce it "K-EYE-a". Some do get it right, though, and they all compliment me on it as soon as they've got it. ^_^ I haven't met anyone else in my life, thus far, who has this name, especially with the spelling, but I really don't mind it. Personally, I love the name, and I wouldn't change the spelling for anything (especially not to "Kaya"). Thanks Mom and Dad!" Dec. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaia. i love the name. people never say it right special people like ms. carter thinks my name is kai. shes crazy. i have nevr met another person named kaia. thank you for your time." Dec. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name of my darling daughter. Unique and meaningful" Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is so beautiful my name is kaia and it is sometimes mispronounced but it is sooooo worth it" Dec. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. I absolutely love it and so does everyone we meet. We are always told that it is unusual. I have met one other girl with the same name but spelled differently (Kiya). We pronounce it "KI-ah". It gets mispronounced a lot. Most common is "KA-yah"" Dec. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia, born in March 2007. I had her name picked out right after I found out I was pregnant (before I even knew it was a girl). Most people pronounce it correctly. I get so many compliments on that name! I absolutely love it and I wouldn't change her name for anything." Nov. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter this - I think it's beautiful, obviously." Nov. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our baby girl Kaia in Feb. 2005. I've had people pronounce it wrong many times or they simply leave out a letter and call her "Kia" like the car. However, we have had very positive responses and we love the name!!! I have read that it is a variation on the "Katja" which means hen and also heard the meaning stemming from "kai" for ocean in Hawaiian." Oct. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I 'm kaia madalinska every year i have to tell my teachers how to ponounce my name, they always start to call me keya. i always have to correct them. But i like the name kaia its a weried but nice name." Oct. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia (K-eye-a)in 1992...It is rarely pronounced correctly where we live..." Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and was born sept.1 1994 and most people pronounce it wrong. In some launguage it means big sister I don't know what language I have never met someone who spells and pronounces it the same way. It is pronounced Kai as in pie but with a K. and a so Kia might be a good way to write it" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby girl Kaia because in Hawaiian 'Kai' means ocean, but I thought it sounded more feminine with the 'a' at the end. People sometimes hesitate when they read her name, but for the most part they pronounce it correctly. So far, she's the only Kaia I know!!" Oct. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My niece's name is Kaia. She was just born September 5th, 2007." Oct. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 year old daughter's name is Kaia. A lot of people pronounce it wrong. I still love it and so does she!" Oct. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've loved having the name 'Kaia'. I was named Kaia because it was my great-grandmother's name. As a child it was less fun because I got frustrated always having to explain my name, but now that I'm an adult I just love it. It's definitely become more popular, I do hope it doesn't become a commonly used name. It's pronounced Kai-uh - like Hi-ya. I've run into the occasional other Kaia, but not very often." Sep. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had never heard of this name before my husband chose it for our daughter, we love it. We've had a couple people mispronounce it but most people know the correct way of saying it." Sep. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name too. My daughter's name is Kaia and I didn't know it was this popular. All Kaia's are superstars. The one from Dallas Texas will be on the scene soon, so look out world here comes KAIA." Sep. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. We live in San Diego and the name is actually more popular than we would have thought. We don't hear it that often but many people remark that they know at least one other Kaia (pronounced Kai-uh)." Sep. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people call k-ah, or kaia the first coupel times evan after I tell them my name but I still love the name." Aug. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my daughter's name. I thought it was unique when I saw it and instantly knew that was the name for her. Not too many mispronunciations around here." Aug. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is kaia pronounced k- ai- ah ( ai in middle sounds like eye ) i absolutely love the name its different and not many people i no have the name it annoys me when people cant pronounce it . it seems to be a name that is becomin quite popular i cant believe how many people around the world have it" Aug. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Makaia. People pronounce it Muh-kay-uh. Its supose to be pronounced Muh-Kai-uh! We call her Kaia, people mispronounce that too. I love her name though!" Aug. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Kaia,most people mispronounce my name they call me Ka-i-a, kaia is a very different name,special name sometimes i don't like my name I would like it to be Jessica but then I found out that it is a very special /different name." Aug. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is Kaia. I love the name but, it is often mispronounced. It is pronounced kai-uh but most people say k-uh. It seems to be a fairly unique name as I have only met one other kaia." Jul. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia. I love the name, but it is often pronounced incorrectly. Most people call her K-ah." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named Kaia. My mother told me that is comes from africa and it means Loveble... I Love my name. I only know people named kaia" Jul. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name -- my brother just named his baby Kaia." Jul. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our child Kaia, every one loves the name we chose for her. Kaia Jade. We were told the name "kaia" ment the sea. She is the only one i know in our city named Kaia. and thes great by me. Kelly Columbia, Va" Jun. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, as I just gave the name Kaia to my newborn daughter. The doctor's have already mispronounced it ( kae-ya ) should be ( k-eye-a like sky-a). It's Cindy Crawford's daughter's name - that's where I saw it first in a magazine. Anyway- beautiful name." Jun. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and I love it. I'm Scandinavian and in Norway nobody EVER misspells my name, it's pretty common there. In the USA my name's pronounced Kia, Keya, Kayla, Aya, Haia, or Kai. I don't mind (much)." Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I prefer the spelling Kaiya... so there's a greater likelihood that people will pronounce it correctly. It's a gorgous name! I love the combo Kaiya Raine." Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia (Kai-ya). I guess I'm an old one for the USA, born 1978. my name is out of a Norwegian name book & it means dock or landing, it also can be associated with Gaia or Gaea, Greek for mother earth. There's the Kaya confusion & it may mean chicken in Chinese. BUT I've always loved my name, being different is beautiful! Kaia is a beautiful name..." May. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my new granddaughter will named kaia a name by the way i picked i love this name i love my daughter i love my new baby kaia a granny" May. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia, not only because it's a beautiful name also because one of the people on Real World was named that." May. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Kaia and it is one of the most beautyful names I know. The name is quite common in Norway however spelled differently, Kaja. But Kaia is definetely the best way! Some people confuses it with kaya which of course is something way different (ref Bob Marley's song "I want kaya know"...." May. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Kaia and it is one of the most beautyful names I know. The name is quite common in Norway however spelled differently, Kaja. But Kaia is definetely the best way! Some people confuses it with kaya which of course is something way different (ref Bob Marley's song "I want kaya know"...." May. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, we called our daughter "Kaia" because we loved the name but I never realised how many other people out there had also used this name, I thought we were unique!!!" May. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia in 1999. I think it is a beautiful name! I loved how unique the name was.. it's become more common now. We still love it!" Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia b. 11/23/04 - we considered Kia at first but didn't want to get confused with the inexpesive Korean automaker... She's half Korean and quarter Swedish and boy is she pretty. We love the multicultralness of the name. We love that it is still an unique name in Connecticut. Most people love the name when they hear it. Yes, I also heard that it is a Norwegian pet name for Katherine. My husband and I are outgoing athletic people and the name Kaia feels like it embodies that energy. Our daughter is just that. -Kaia's mom" Apr. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it because it's my name. But it gets annoying when everyone pronounces it wrong" Mar. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and there many different meaning from many countries. My mother is from Papua New Guinea and my father is Australian, and in my mothers language (motu) it means knife (sounds weird but hey, its my name) i was named after my mother great grandmother, and i have about 20 cousins in Port Moresby with the same name. I know that in Estonia Kaia means music, in another part of papua new guinea it means volcano, and in bali i think it means rich. i think my name is awesome!" Mar. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia (11-03-03) and it is the perfect name for her, she is constantly moving like the ocean and also loves her mother earth. She is our hawaiian earth goddess. I meet very few people along the way with the same name, it is different and unique. For the person who thinks it sounds like a name of an indian tribe, that is a beautiful thing...it has meaning..." Mar. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia. Love the name and all its beautiful meanings. I heard the name only weeks after I had my son and knew if I ever had a daughter that would be her name!" Mar. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't know of anyone with this name, yet. But I have loved it forever and my husband and I are trying to get pregnant and if it's a girl, she will be named Kaia (pronounced KI-YA). I can't wait!" Mar. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter's name is Kaia. She was born in 2004. I am Norwegian and it is a rather common name here, but usually spelled with a "j" not "i". We decided to go for the "i" version so we wouldn't run into the problem of people calling her Kay-jah when said (or read) in English." Mar. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Khia. Everyone we meet loves her name but most people have trouble spelling it - we get Kia or Kiah etc. We also have the Kee-ya problem when people say her name. We had the name picked before she was born but had no idea how to spell it and someone suggested Khia so that is where we got it from." Mar. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter, born in May 2001, is named Kaia (KI-YA). I do find that many people find it difficult to pronounce-- I am actually shocked when people pronounce it correctly! I was also bummed out when I found out that Cindy Crawford had named her daughter Kaia--but I am very glad that the name has not taken on huge popularity. My daughter is the only Kaia in her school and I hope it stays that way!!!" Mar. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "kaia, i thought it was a beautiful name im 6 months pregnant and want to name my daughter kaia i jus don know how to pronunce it??" Feb. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia. She was born in August 2001. I LOVE the name, but I hated that Cindy Crawford named her daughter Kaia about 2 weeks after my daughter was born (trendy, here we come). I don't like trendy names, but thankfully it hasn't really caught on like I thought it would after Cindy Crawford made the name "Hollywood". I have found that most people pronounce it correctly, but tend to want to spell it wrong once they know her name (Kya/Kia are the most common mispellings). Also, the name has a TON of meanings across a variety of cultures. Kaia - Hawaiian: "the sea"; Greek: "earth" Kaiya - Japanese: "forgiveness" Kaya - Hopi: "my little elder sister" or "wise child"; Korean (original spelling was Kaja): "to go"; Bengali (Indian): "a fragrant flower"; Tagalog (Filipino): "can do"; Turkish: "rock"; Sanskrit: "body" or "group, multitude" Chaya - Hebrew: "alive" Kaja - Polish/Czech: pet form of Katherine "pure"" Feb. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. Here in Estonia it is pretty easy to pronounce it, but sometimes people mix it up with Kaija. It is actually a bit funny to hear how people, who's native language is English, pronounce it. In Estonia we pronounce it like this (I try to explain): 'k' is pronounced a bit like the 'k' in English [key], but if you say 'k', then don't pronounce [key] but just the [k] in the front. 'a' is pronounced similar to the English 'i' [ai], just don't spell it [ai], just [a]. 'i' is pronounced like the English 'e'. It should be similar to the Japanese pronouncing. To one of the former posters: In the Greek mythology there is the Earth god Gaia. So it means 'earth'." Feb. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our daughter Kaia. People rarely pronounce or spell it correctly, but I think it's a beautiful name, and everyone loves it once they hear it correctly!" Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People call my daughter "KEE-YA" instead of Kaia. Frustrating, but I still get called the wrong name and I have lived with it. She will be fine. People love her name when I tell them how to pronounce it and what it means." Jan. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I named our daughter Kaia. We had heard the name Aya and thought since our son's name began with a K, we would add the K to Aya and change the spelling so people wouldn't pronounce it like Kay-uh. Imagine our surprise after she was born to find out that Cindy Crawford had named her daughter Kaia, spelled the same way, about a year before. We were kind of bummed but thought it was cool, too." Jan. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia. We are from Australia and it means LOVE in aboriginal. Both myself and my partner are native australian aboriginals so it was perfect. Our Kaia LOVE" Dec. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am thinking of naming my daughter Kaia. I just love the name" Oct. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our daughter Kaia who was born on Sept 23rd. Everybody seems to love the name especially when we tell them it's Hawaiian and means 'the sea'. Although it's a simplely spelled name, quite a few people ask us how its pronounced or call her Kia like the car also!" Oct. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kahya and alternate spelling of kaia and i am 15.... there are about 7 wayz to spell iti have never known n e with my name but it is now becomming very popular." Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY DAUGHTERS NAME IS KAIA BASED ON KAI THE MAORI WORD FOR FOOD AND KAEA THE MAORI MEANING FOR LEADER." Oct. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my daughters name and although we are always asked how to spell & pronounce her name correctly the end result is always "what a beautifully unique name"" Sep. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia based on a city my husband and I went to in Turkey. The city was called Katakaya and shortened to Kaya. We liked the softer Kaia as opposed to the hard Y sound in Kaya. Many people have called her Kia (like the car) and some have even called her Kyle...? I finally got my parents able to remember her name by telling them it is like kayak only without the K at the end and no hard Y sound......2 years later they are still trying to spell it." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes my daughters name is Kaia and every one gets it wrong, even her grandparents call her Kia like the car!" Sep. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name and we have now heard it numerous other times. We live in California, so perhaps because of the ocean connotation it is more common." Sep. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! It is going to be the name of my baby girl that is due in October!" Sep. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i choose this name for my daughter as i was reading through a magazine and saw it, it is the name of Cindy Crawfords daughter! its sounded lovely and had never heard it before. Didnt realise there are so many people named Kaia!!" Aug. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Kaia. We love it - it is still unique enough to be different but common enough that people recognize it now. We have met 3 other Kaia's in the Seattle Area." Aug. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia,when i found this name i thought it was so beautiful,i found it spelled kaiya but i dropped the y.i have never met anyone with her name pronounced (ki-ah)most people say kia or kaya(k-ya).it is most unique along with my 3 year old" Aug. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is a cute and unusual name. it gets me alot of good attention!" Aug. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name and it is very popular in Estonia. It is pronounced Kai -ya. Also, it can have the spelling of Kaie pronouned Kai-ye. I think it is beautiful!" Jul. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im 16 and people say that my name is different but really nice i pronaounce it like saying they boys name kai or kye and then adding an "ah" its horrible when people say it wrong i think because not many other people have a hard name like this and by the way dont go to spain because "calla" mean shut up and it is pronounced the way we say it and ive lived in spain for 4 years and yes i got teased at school for it.." Jul. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone will always pronouce or write it wrong! Most of the time they write it "Kia" but some people have written it "Kaya" or "Kiya"!" Jun. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my new kitten Kaia. I love both the name and the spelling. My mother,however, insists on calling here Chaya (we're Jewish!)." Jun. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name - I will name my daughter Kaia someday!" Jun. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is spelled kya but pronounced the same way." Jun. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. It is pronounced almost always in the right way, but there's another story with spelling the name. People often want to write it "Kaija". The right way to pronounce it, is "kai-a" and it is not a very seldom name in Estonia." May. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm seventeen, and for as long as I can remember, people spell it and pronounce it wrong. It gets frustrating, but I like that it's unique. And lots of people have complimented me on it" May. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia in 2003 after everyone we knew was naming their baby girls "Emma", even though Emma was my grandmother's name. We;ve had no problem with people mispronouncing it (probably helps to live in Minnesota) and have had many people tell us how much they love the name. We've met a couple of teenage girls with the same name who love it!" Apr. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and every time i meet someone new they always misprnoce it. it drives me crazy!" Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3 year old daughter name is 'Kaia' and no one ever pronounces it correctly. She has been called Kia (kee-ya), (Kay-ya) and the doctors office went as far as calling her (Kay-ee-ah). I don't understand why this is so difficult. But I love the name...." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father is Norwegian and gave me the name "Kaia" so that I would have a connection with my roots. Although, it is difficult to pronounce correctly at first glance-- I would never want a different name because it makes me feel unique. Most people are curious about the origin and its fun to tell them a bit about myself and my family." Feb. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is naming her baby girl Kaia, I think it's beautiful!" Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughters name. We love it and so does she. She'll turn three on the 9th of January. We've had pretty good luck with people pronouncing it. Maybe its because, as parents, we're always having to call for her while chasing her around the mall and church and...well...everywhere!!" Jan. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia last June, and we've had wonderful reactions to her name... it's unusual, but it's not strange enough that people think we made it up" Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a norwegian girl called Kaia, and in Norway this name is rather common. We pronounce it something like "kahi:a".. But abroad people never get it right." Nov. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "ive had this name for 33 years and have always loved it - rarely pronounced or spelled correctly. never thought of myself as anyone else" Nov. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always loved the name and (I could be wrong) have pronounced it KY-uh. I really don't know anyone with this name--part of its charm for me I guess." Nov. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm 14 and as i've gotten older several more people have been pronoucing it right, (ki-ah), they used to pronounce it kia like the car." Aug. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Negative Comments

  • "my name is kaia.I like my name so much,I like surfing, fishing and outdoor." Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girlfriend's name is Karen, but i call her 'Kaia' (as well other words i can't say here) and i love it! And her too." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my daughter this. It's different but not too different and - hey- I have the name Leanne and no one spells that one correctly (and- I have been called "lean" before too- which is better than chubby :)" Feb. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and although it is very unique and people tend to like it, I don't. It is always mispronounced and it just isn't one of those names that rolls of the tongue." Jan. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "no one can figure it out....nothing worse than being a kid and having folks stumble over your name." Aug. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia, and I hate it. Not once in school did a new teacher pronounce it correctly. It was always either "kee-uh" or "kay-uh". And plus I just don't like the name." Mar. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's an ugly name. It's like kayak. Sounds like a name of an Indian tribe. Hate it!!" Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      150 Neutral Comments

  • "I'm kaia haley born 1984 in Canada. My mother is Estonian and found the name from there." Sep. 10, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and i was born in 93. People usually pronounce my name wrong like kia ki-YA, when you should pronounce it Ky (like sky)-A (soft a)." Jun. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kaia I named my second daughter Kaia and it fits her quite well. I always tell her I named her after my favorite karate move KY - Yah so I'm pretty sure that's not mentioned in the origins but it should be." Nov. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Glow Fest is summer fun at it's fienst!!! Getting in on the World of Color show is incredible but if you aren't able to catch it, never fear....GLOWFEST will give you your money's worth and then some!!!Loved your post!" Jul. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a father for the first time i am proud to name our daughter kaia lee, an englishman married to my lovely wife whom is from hong kong where we live, we named kaia second name after my wife's family name ' lee ' which adds to the significance of this beutifull name, happy days" Jul. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia, I have a story the same as some other people that get there name pronounced as kaya" Mar. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaia and everyone misspells it all of my teachers say kaya alot especially when they first meet me.it use to oratate me but after a while i got used to it i got named kaia in 1997 my dad came up with my name i didnt ever think there was this many people with that name. i have never meet another kaia or anything close to it ever lol which im happy about because it makes me feel unique :)." Feb. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is ka?a Cam?lia , born in 1992 in montreal canada and i met my first kaia this year so cute ." Jan. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is called Kaia Lily. We think its a beautiful name, but does get spelled and pronounced wrong all the time." Dec. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter in law from Estonia is named Kaia. It is pronounced, in French: Ka?a, with a diaeresis (tr?ma) on the i." Jul. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born July 2002, her name is Kaia Raine. I've always loved the name Kai, but I was watching a TV show and a very handsome young man's name was KAYA. I chose the Haiwaiian form. Yes most people call her KAY-a. It is extremely annoying, not to mention the invitations for...Kia, Kya, Kiya." May. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

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  • "I'm a Kaia in Australia, I'm 39 and have loved my name all my life...its beautiful difference and Scandinavian heritage. Once you correct peoples mispronunciation and spelling, they never forget it!" Apr. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaia.my mom gave me this name i always hated it growing up but now i love it kaia rae" Apr. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named my daughter "Kaia" i first heard the name after the bob marley song Kaya and loved it, always wanted to name my first daugher that. of course to rastafarians Kaya means enlightenment, or the state of being high. theres nothing wrong with that at all, but i didnt want people saying that i named my daughter after weed so we changed the y to an i. i saw recently in the High times almanac that "Kaya" by Bob Marley was the number one "stoner song" of all time. pretty cool" Mar. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 20 month old daughters name is Kaia Reece. Her Father is Hawaiian and wanted a Hawaiian name. We wanted a boy to name Kai..but when we found out it was a girl we added the a to make it feminine. We both love the ocean and she loves the water...so her name is perfect for her. Even though most people pronouce it Kia like the car!" Feb. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughters name is Kaia Lynne. She was born in May 2003 and we love her name and so does she. We took her name from the hawaiian word Kai meaning ocean." Feb. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kaia but some people pronounce it as (Kay- a) I like it as (kya) way wAy prettier" Jan. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia Evangeline. Everyone has issues spelling it when they hear it and saying it when they see it. But is recognized by everyone as a beautiful name. I had found the meaning of Kaia as beauty an Evangeline as angel. She is my beautiful angel." Nov. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nickname is Kay. My son a nd his lovely wife are expecting a daughter around July 15th. They have chosen the name of Kaia Faith, meaning brave, pure, amd/or divine, the result of their love for one another and for their faith and love of God. They feel God blessed them by their findng one another for life partners with God. They're also paying me tribute. They're my blessings, with my grand child being a true gift from God to all of us." Nov. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter's name is Kaia, she was born at Sept 14th 2005. Kaia Mae...she loves it even she's only (will be) 5" Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaja, with a "j". She was named after I heard it and met my uncle's niece from Norway who had that name. I think it is the most beautiful name I have ever heard. We were told it meant joy." Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi all! We named our puppy Kaia (we pronounce it Kai-uh) Jane. She was born on 11-10-09. We were looking for names and fell in love with this one as an alternate for the earth goddess Gaia. Little did we know it was a popular name for human children! The more we learn about her name, the more we love it so thank you for the stories and origins! The name is just perfect for our smart and pretty angel!" Aug. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia, and i was born july 14 1990. My mum taught a girl also named Kaia and found it to be unique and a pretty name. I now live in Hawaii and my friends have changed my name to Ka'ia to make me sound somewhat Hawaiian, i love the name and how it is unique in Australia" Jul. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter is Kaia Jade, and we mostly call her KJ. I was not sure about the name at first, but it has grown on me and I thinkit is a beautiful name for my beautiful grand-princess." Jul. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiful grandaughter is named Kaia, her name suits her so well, she will be 4 this year and is much loved by us all, especially her very special brother Jay." Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Kaia Rose. She's amazing and so is her name!" May. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I also have a daughter named Kaia Emma-Marie and she will be ten in July. I actually saw the name in a TV guide spelled that way. I actually think it was the name of a man. But anyways, people always pronounce it wrong. I pronounce it K-i-uh or the way you would see it if it was spelled Kaya. The crazy thing is reading over all these entries and I know I've watched the movie Willow but never thought about it being his wife's name. I love the name!!! I also know Cindy Crawford's daughter's name is also Kaia as well." May. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia Makenzie, taken from the Hawaiian the Sea, she was born in 2002 . She is German /Irish but both dad and I love the ocean. She is now 8 and thicks she is half Hawaiian due to her name LOL ..." Apr. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mum named me Kaia Rosalinda, I was born in 1987, my name is pronounced as though it should be spelled with a Y but she changed it to an I because us Aussies tend shorten everyone's names and she wasn't a fan of 'Kay'! And yes I do dislike being called Kay or KIA! I always get called a number of things but am use to it now after all these years and I always get compliments! Thanks MUM xo" Feb. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my SON Kaia in 2001. We are from New Zealand and have found out since it means Maori warrior, or leader....so its not just a girls name :)" Jan. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is my dog's name. She is a bull terrier cross chow and is now 10 years old. In South Africa, kaya means "home" in Zulu." Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter Kaia Sharae was born in Nov. 09. We pronounce it with 2 syllables. I first heard it on the Real World TV show. I knew about the "of the sea/of the earth" meanings but not wise, bossy, strong, warrior! That is definitely my Kaia!" Jan. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born May 25, 2007 and we named her Kaia. I never heard of the name before or knew anyone who had that name, but shortly after naming her I met a guy named that from Alaska and 2 other little girls named Kaia, same spelling. It's really a beautiful name, and we get compliments on it all the time. We call her Kai Kai for short and like a previous poster said we sometimes call her Kaia Papaya. lol" Dec. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my two year old daughter kaia is a true original and she is definately bossy and strong! dnt know another kaia but have heard of others." Nov. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had my second daughter on September 16 and we named her Kaia Samantha. We couldn't decide on a spelling (Kaia, Kaya, or Kaiya), but finally agreed Kaia was the prettiest. Our oldest daughter is Hannah and we call her Hannah Banana. When people ask how to say her sisters name, my daughter tells them it's Kaia Papaya." Nov. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is named Kaia and she was born September 1, 1990, so you all owe me money (kidding). We wanted something Scandinavian to go with her dad's Norwegian last name. However, she's 13th generation American and looks Irish like me. (Welcome to the melting pot). I'm so pleased she likes her name. When you hang a name on a child, you never know if they'll like it, especially one with three vowels that she will have to spell and pronounce her whole life." Nov. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia. We're from Norway, and here it is a pretty common name for girls. You can also spell it "Kaja", which is the most popular. It is in top 20 for names of newborn girls now. Kaia is said to be short for Catherine/Katarina. Anyways- lovely name!:)" Nov. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaia Lynn...funny thing is I got the name from "Willow" his wifes name is kayah. lynn is her daddys mid name. I think it beautiful!" Nov. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I also named my daughter Kaia Anna Grace back in 2003. Most do spell it wrong, or try to pronounce it with sounding all vowels out. My daughter Kaia and the name are both quite unique." Oct. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I named my daughter Kaia(pronounced as Kay-aa) as I thought it was really a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning. I have read it somewhere that it has an Indian origin and means "Stability"" Sep. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia and I think it's absolutely beautiful. We get a good laugh at how often people say it wrong." Sep. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1987 and my name is Kaia. Looking at the charts I am deeply saddened to see how trendy my name has become. Thanks Cindy Crawford. Growing up I met 2 other Kaias. It's sad to see that the next generation of my namesake won't experience the same uniqueness. :(" Aug. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia Chanelle... in 1991 when I had her it was a pretty original name, but is now becoming so popular!! She gets a lot of compliments on it, it's such a beautiful name with so many different meanings." Jul. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI,me and my girlfriend just had our baby girl june 19th 2009 and we named here Kaia.We originally were going to name here Cayenne,but Kaia sounded so much better...plus it means pure.We really wanted to stay away from the trend so i think it fits well." Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia [k ia] and I was named Kaia becuase my mommy wanted somthing unique" May. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter, born in 2005, is named Kaia (ki a) Lynne. My nurse daughter had two patients with the name, but one was spelled Kaya. I think it's a lovely name for a little girl." May. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Kaia too, my full name is Kaia Isabel Nicole and my mommy picked my name because it reminded them of Hawaii...our favorite place in the whole world. I am 5" Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is also named kaia - and we are from Denmark - just love the name" Apr. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "If i had a little girl i would name her kaia mae Louise" Apr. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaiah (ka-ee-ya), she was born on the 20 of december 2007. I read somewhere that it means the sea.We think it's a really exotic name for an very exotic girl." Apr. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and people often mispell it Kia or Kaya. It is a little bit irritating, but I got used to it. I'm SO tired of people sayind Hiya Kaia! I think" Mar. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pisze po polsku mam wnuczke Kaie to jest bardzo dobre i kochane dziecko mieszka w Chinach w Pekinie jest piekna dziewczynka jest madra rozmawia w kilku jezykach jezdzi konno spiewa itanczy jestem zniej bardzo dumny bardzo ja kocham i bardzo za nia tesknie pozdrawiam Ciebie moja kochana wnusiu. dziadzio" Mar. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I first heard the name Kaia on the film Willow. Loved it and my daughter Kaia Eileen was born this Jan. I love the mother earth/ of the earth connection, although already fed up with people calling her Kia!" Mar. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiful Kaia Rene' was born December, 2008. It fits her perfectly. We chose the name because of its connection to both her Estonian and Norwegian heritages." Mar. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY grandaughter's name is Kaia Jade. I didn't care for it at first, but the name has certainy grown on me. She is strong and beautiful and the name suits her." Feb. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a baby girl born Dec. 2 and I named her Kaia. I found it online and loved it. I have never met anyone with that name, however her older sisters name is Kairi so I though it went well with it." Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a little girl called Każa born 28.1.05, everyone who hears it comments on it, its a beautiful name just like my daughter." Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i live in the bahamas and just found out we having a girl an i like the name kaiya bre so i think thats what it will be" Feb. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I work with someone named Kaia, and I just love him!!" Feb. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia born 7/12/81. My legal name is Kaiulani but going through school on the mainland no one was able to pronounce it so my mom shortened it to Kaia. Although people still mispronounce that too I wouldn't change my name for anything in the world. I get many compliments on it as well." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I read that someone named thier daughter Kaia Brielle, my daughters name is Kaiya Brielle. I though I was sooo unique, I guess not. LOL" Jan. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my daughter Kaia Leilani (dob 24.10.01) because of our NZ connection to my brother; i have been informed that her name together means 'welcome heavenly flower'" Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband chose our daughter's name: Kaia Rain. She was born 6/2/05. Very beautiful, just like her." Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband picked out our daughters name , Kaia Alexandra. We love it. It fits her. She was born 10/25/07. We don't know anyone else with her name." Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our new baby girl American BullDog kaia! My husband got this when we were thinking of naming her Cayenne, after the pepper! We had no idea it meant anything and he even spelled it right. We love it and so does out new girl. We both think it is a beautiful name, for human and animal alike." Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kaia we live in Hawaii. The translation is Kai- ocean a- breath. In Fiji it means clam shell. In Tonga it means eat now. In Hindi it means body. Im not sure Bob Marly ment it to be weed I think that it could mean home or shelter. "Got to have Kaia now when the rain is falling." Nov. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia, the name popped into my head while walking the dog. Interestingly, the baby only every kicked and responded to that name - so we went with it! Her middle name is: Rei (pronounded Ray). We've gone with Kaia Rei meaning Pure of spirit and others seem to like it = but most importantly we love it!" Nov. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. I was born in 1955. My grandparents immigrated from Norway and my mom liked the name of my grandfathers Aunt Kaia. My grandmother was horrified as Kaia was an old womans name and not appropriate for a child. I have always loved my name but when I was a child I was teased a lot. My best friend adopted a dog 2 years ago and named her Kaia. I was always told that Kaia translated to Seagull or what the Seagull says but I know that it is Hawaiian, Japanese, Turkish and yes Rastafarian." Nov. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband is of Estonian origin and we named our daughter Kaia because it was a family name. It is the Estonian variant of Katherine and we figured she could use Kate, Katy, etc. if she grew up to not like her name! She likes it so far though she has had to spell it for people since she was two!" Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Just a correction, from a South Pacific Islander... Adding an "a" to the end of Kai - does not femenize it... it changes the meaning all together. Kai is already a unisex term, depending on the suffix added to it, is what appropriates gender. Traditionally, Kai more than likely would not stand alone whether it was by suffix or the following name, an ocean/sea cannot stand on its own. It can be strong ocean, or whispering sea, magical waters... you get the point. Aside from giving colonized names/surnames, naming your children is a lot more intricate than how it "rolls off the tongue". As for people hearing it in a Bob Marley tune and naming a child after it... Bob was not referring to anything pure. That is, unless it was pure marijuana. I'm not attacking anyone, just wanted to encourage a bit of free thinking on the part of soon-to-be parents. I'm not addressing the Swed/Norway meanings at all - b/c I clearly am not. I can only comment on the way people freely/randomly pick names based on how it sounds - as opposed to what it means and how it resonates for that child. They will carry the resonance/vibration forever... that is, if they don't decide to change their names altogether. Think about it... would you like some kid named Moses to feel he has the right to part your daughter's red sea??? Or some other horney teenager wanting to see how "pure" your daughters' goods are??? Hope this posting helps :)" Aug. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I miscarried a baby girl this past January. While I was pregnant with her I decided I would name her Kaia, simply because it is a beautiful name. After I miscarried, I KNEW I should name her Kaia becasue Kaia means Pure. how true? My precious baby, Kaia is pure for all eternity in Heaven." Aug. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 2 1/2 and we named her Kaia because she was concieved when we were in Hawaii. my husband wanted to spell it like Bob marley (Kaya) but to me that looks like it says Kay-a. People do pronounce her name wrong all the time but it is such a beautiful name, and she gets told that all the time!" Jul. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "heya my name kaia.... im 14 years old i used to hate my name because everyone spelt and said it wrong.....and they called me kia after the car.... but i know now that its special and i love it.... wow...:P" Jul. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. I am 34 year old. In Estonia is the name Kaia many. In the school first class I sit next to Kaia. She lives my neighbour village. Me called in the class by my family name. If my name call wrong like Kai, Kaja or Kaie I dont respond to. I am so happy be Kaia!!" Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is Rakaia pronounced Ra-kay-ya But For My Nickname Its Kaia And i prefer it because people can never pronounce my name right or spell it and it is really annoying sometimes.What i love about the name rakaia is that its unique and not many people have it." Jul. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are Japanese. We named our daughter kaia Iwanami when she was born in Apr 26,2007. We've never heard of the name "Kaia" before yesterday in Japan. We loves the Ocean! Kai means the Ocean in Hawaiian and add an "a" to make it feminine. Our last name Iwanami means that "Iwa" is Rock and "Nami" is Wave. What is the beautiful name of all of the Ocean!!" Jun. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 35 weeks pregnant with a little girl whose name will be Kaia LeAnne...my husband chose it, but I love it! I haven't had anyone mispronounce it (unless i say both names, they think I said Kiley Anne!), but so far people are having a hard time spelling it! I've had lots of friends and family call me and say "spell your baby's name again???" =)" Jun. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 35 weeks pregnant with a little girl whose name will be Kaia LeAnne...my husband chose it, but I love it! I haven't had anyone mispronounce it (unless i say both names, they think I said Kiley Anne!), but so far people are having a hard time spelling it! I've had lots of friends and family call me and say "spell your baby's name again???" =)" Jun. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nancy Kaia. I was born in 1957 and was named after my grandmother who was from Norway. She was born in the late 1800's Her name, Kaia (my mother said it could be spelled Kaja like fjord for fiord)was Anglicized to Cary. My mother said Kaia was a Norwegian form for Karen or Katherine. I have always used my middle name and have loved its sound (rhymes with "Hi Ya") People spell it Kia and then pronounce it like the car. I smile and tell them I'm not a car. I named one of my daughters Kaia and my best friend from high school named her daughter after me as well. Its a lovely name. I once met a man on an airplane who had the same name but spelled it differently. He was Turkish. And he was shocked to hear my husband call me by "his" name. My mother said the Norwegian masculine form is Kai. Of course most people think it is Hawaiian. It means "grandmother" in the Suquamish Indian language. Bob Marley refers to Kaya as marijuana and I know of a couple who named their daughter that. Few people know that song and don't make that connection. I think the Greek roots of the name for Earth is very apropos for me." Jun. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first daughter Kaia Siena on May 28, 2002. At the time, we thought we were being original. We liked that Kai meant ocean in Hawaiian and decided to add an "a" to make it feminine. The name fits our daughter perfectly and we love it -- our only regret is the constant mispronunciation! (I am happy to see that we did not choose a terribly unusual way of spelling her name). Rock on Kaias of the world!" Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Kaia (ky-ya) is that how other people pronounce it? I love my name. I am Greek so my name means Earth. No one ever says it right though!" Jun. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 13 month old daughter is called Kaia. It has taken a while for people to remeber how to pronounce it, but once they get it they never forget it! At home we always call her Kai-Kai which also seems to suit her!" May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Norway, Kaia is a very normal name. Loads of people are called Kaia, or Kaja. Not an unusuall name at all!" Apr. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter was born april 9th 1999.My husband and wanted to give our daughter a story so we named her Kaia Vega.Kaia means of the Earth and Vega means shooting star. We told her she was a beautiful star shining brightly in the universe that came down to shine brightly here on Earth.-Her name suits her perfectly!!" Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia Willow. We first heard the name in the fantasy film, "Willow". Kaia is Willow's wife, although the character name is spelt "Kaiya". We are all Earth signs of the Zodiac, and since Kaia means "Earth" we really felt it was appropriate." Apr. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandaughter was born 3/27/08. My son and her mother named her Kaia (Kai-a) because she will be a Hawaiian ocean baby. We also like the reference to Earth. Maui - here she comes!" Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, but prefer the spelling Kaiya so that it helps people pronounce it correctly :)" Mar. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and the name is said to mean Earth Godess i read this in a baby book my mum told me the name means sonething to do with astrology so i am realy un-sure of what my name means but i love it because it is unusual" Feb. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "in my country on ancient bulgarina that name means stone or rock. that is the name of my doughter: kaia - sofia" Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 yr old daughter is Kaia Isabel...I studied at EARTH University where she was conceived so I wanted her name to mean something special (EARTH=Gaia > Kaia)...and Isabel is the Spanish version of Elizabeth (as in Queen Elizabeth, Belize is a former British Colony)...in the first few days I had to decide how it should be pronounced and I settled for the Kay-ah..but we always get the Kia or Kai-a. I love the name and so does she...she's written it all over the walls at home!!" Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "when you say the name kaia how do you pronounce it? do you pronounce it like key-a or like ki-a" Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our favorite name for a girl! I am 31 weeks pregnant and if we have a girl she will be called "Kaia Jordan"" Jan. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 6-year-old daughter is named Kaia, and I think it's the most beautiful name I've ever heard!" Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my puppy Kaia, I got it from a book of Japanese names." Dec. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes my name is kaia..i pronounce it kai-a...like hi-a...lol....ppl always pronounce it wrong ..my mother says it sposed to be pronounced kai-ee-a...and it means flower..or beautiful..im not sure which one" Nov. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter kaia in may of 2005. she was named after an old friend of mine who was scandinavian and i loved the name then as i do now! i get so many comments on the name wherever we go. we live in asia but hav had so many great comments in canada and australia as well! it means older (big )sister in an african language and our nanny tells me it means "i can' in tagalog (the philippine language). it can also mean 'attractive one', 'raven' and so many other great meanings." Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and it's a norwegian name. In Norway it's sometimes spelled Kaja as well. My great aunt's name was also Kaia." Oct. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is Kaia. Many people say it Kaya, in my languages means Rich. I have to spell the name of Kaia, so people can say it correctly." Oct. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 1 year old granddaughter is named Kaia. We call her Kaiatonni...it means "doll" in Mohawk. We have heard her being called Kay-ya." Oct. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my dogs name is kaia. she is a magnificent creature. more magnificent than any other kaia." Sep. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia! I love my name. Names (I believe,) have a lot to do with an individual's destiny, and I think the name Kaia has a lot of power- beauty, adventure, mystery, magic, humour, and creativity. I would not be surprised if the name saw a rise in popularity, but I would be dissapointed if suddenly Kaia was the new jessica or katie." Sep. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "thats my name and i am 16 years old but i spell it Kahya there are about 7 different ways to spell it and almost each spelling has a different meaning" Sep. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kaia. i live in Estonia and people pronounce it like they write it. In Estonia is this name quite popular" Sep. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kaia, its totally killer! All my friends on my space love it." Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia, I just LOVE it! I spelled it this way instead of "Kaya" to avoid her being called "Kay-ah"...didn't work. No one seems to know how to pronounce it. Oh well, such is life." Jul. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is "Kaia" (pronounced Ky-uh)and people often say "Kay-uh"" Jul. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister (born in 1958) was named Kaia after a character in a book. (I don't remeber the name of the book) My mom and dad loved the name. I know several other girls named after her, including my daughter who is 19." Jun. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the late 1800's my great aunt from Norway was named Kaia (pronounced with a long I as KI'-ah). I was named after her almost 60 years ago. I knew one other person in Minnesota with the same name who was born in the early 1900's. She was also Scandinavian. It is often pronounced wrong,usually as the name of the car Kia, but that has never bothered me. I often am asked if it is Hawaiian or Japanese. The name was also Willow's wife's name in the movie "Willow"." Jun. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia is pronounced like ( k- ai - a ) the ai in the middle sounds like eye and the a at the end sounds like ah my daughters name is kaia and i love it i didnt know anyone else with the name till now ...." May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughters name is kaia born june 2002. i didnt realise there wer so many other kaia's throughout the world it's pronounced like ( k - ai - a ) the ai in middle sounds like eye with an a on the end. i absolutely love the name and i hope when she gets older she will too. it winds me up when people pronounce it like kee- a. it's interesting to know there's different meaning to the name i just taught it meant sea" May. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaia - born in 2003. She is named after my grandmother Inge Kaia from Denmark. We get a lot of KIA like the car which drives me nuts. My daughter who is now 4 will tell people it's KAIA!! I hope she likes her name when she is older because there are SO many people that mis-pronounce it. I am still very happy we named her that." May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name, and this is what I named my beautiful kitty. However, I spell it different (Khia), I've had so many people tell me how much they like the name and I've met two children named Kaia." May. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im am considering naming my first child Kaia. We will pronounce it Kai (as in the maori name for food) with an a on the end. Or maybe we mite spell it Kaiah???" May. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Kaia is one of the most beautiful names around. Fortunately it's my name, however i dont hear it enough. If it is pronounced correctly it's a sound of harmony. My lovely mother named me after my grandmother she is from Papua New Guinea. I have never met any of my family from there so atleast in Australia i can bring here part of my heritage. I love the name and am proud to wear it!!!" Apr. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia. People always pronounce it as 'Kay-uh'. It gets annoying at times but I'm used to it now. I've grown to like it." Mar. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia and I am 8 years old. I really like my name.People always pronounce it wrong but I dont mind .I wanted to find out what my name meant.WhenI found out what my name meant I was really suprised by all meanings.I am really happy with my name." Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughters name is Kaija pronounced with a soft J as in Dijon. So it would sound like KI-JAH. I actually thought I made it up and many people say KAY-JA. I took letters out of family members names and came up with the name and pronunciation...or so I thought! A nurse at the hospital Kaija was born at told me there was a nurse there with the same spelling but pronounced it KI-YA and that originally it is a finish name. I like it anyways and know of nobody else with it so it is completely original! I get many compliments and people ask the meaning I tell them "LIFE BEAUTY" because that is exactly what she is to me! Only once has a Canadian Native woman told me that it is similar to a coast salish name she knew of but she didn't mention what it was or the meaning." Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter's name is Caiya, my wife & I used a 'C' because it seems more softer than a 'K' which is used for the boys name Kie. We have been told by an old wise African lady that it means 'Peace' after a River in Africa, Rock in Turkish. My mum is Jamaican and she associates the name 'Kaya'(A Bob Marley Album) with Marijuana, she wasn't very haapy with us calling her Gran-daughter a class C drug he he he!" Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Because the name "Kaia" has so many vowel sounds, it turns up in lots of languages. In both Sanskrit and Hebrew, it means "life force." In Norwegian, Kaia means "field stone". In Hungarian, Kaia means "friendly house ghost!" In Danish and Hawaiian, it stands for "ocean." In Afrikanse, it means "hearth," but żpicayune kaiaż means żouthouse.żKaia is also the Greek Goddess of the Earth." Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a Kaia who pronounces it "Ki-yay-a" I think that's silly." Feb. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kaia because my husband is Chinese and we wanted a name that was a Western/Eastern mix. Kaia can be both an English and Chinese name (Kai Ya in Chinese). Kaia means "ocean" in Hawaiian, but in Chinese Kai means "happiness" and Ya means "grace"." Feb. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY SONS NAME IS KAIA AND EVERYONE LOVES THE NAME AND MY GORGEOUS SON" Feb. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia but, a lot of people pronounce it "Kay-uh" urg." Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Khia. I made up the spelling. We pronounce it with a long I, but most people say Kee-Ya. We are thinking of changing the spelling to Kaia hopeing it will correct the problem. I am assuming Kaia is pronounced with a long "I" as well, correct? Ki-Ya" Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Could someone please tell me what kaia means?and where is its origin from?" Jan. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's kaia and everyone seems to get it right for me :)" Nov. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my own grandmother spells it kya kyara and stuff like that on my presents!" Nov. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My newly born grand daugher has been give this beautiful name. Most people have problems pronouncing the name when they see it spelled." Nov. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaja, spelled with a J or I, is frequently used in scandinavia. The maning of the name is "pure". -And there is not possible to pronounce it wrong up north, it comes natural." Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter Kaia due to our Hawaiian Heritage. everyone we come across just love it...." Oct. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia, and people do indeed call her Kia, like the car, or Kayla.. I tell them it's pronounced with an I, as in "I am Woman!"" Sep. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know 5 people with the name kaia including myself. My mom got the name from the movie called Willow(they were dwarfs) and my dad knew a women named kaia that was very inspirational." Sep. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kaia(she is 3yr) and most people pronouce it wrong but then say what a lovely name it is." Sep. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is Kaia, i pronoune it ky-ah, i pronounce it how its spelled kaia. at first people from my country didnt like the name, but the more u say it the prettier and lovelier it sounds. We are from the Dominican Republic" Sep. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our baby girl born in November Kaia, we saw the name on a shop assistants name tag and asked her how you pronounce it. We fell in love with the name." Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "B4 birth, I went back and forth over the spelling to prevent people from mispronouncing my daughters name, to no avail. I spelled it Khia, thinking that it would be a no brainer for people... wrong. I am constantly correcting people. I love the name because it is so unique." Aug. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am usually called Kia or Kaya. My name is usually spelled Kia, Kaya, Kala, kara, or Kiai. If this name is so popular, why can't anyone spell or pronounce it?" Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kaia was my dog's name. She died today. She was beautiful." May. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and chose it for our puppy because of its "gaia" implications and because it is the Norwegian petname for Katherine (and she's a norwegian elkhound). Word of caution: many people have asked me if I have named her Kaia because it is another name for "ganga" (aka marijuana). This definitely was not my reason, and you may want to consider this before saddling your child with this implication." May. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my baby Kaia and I think its beautiful. As a teacher I know she will not be the only one whos name is mispronounced so Im not too worried." May. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "everyone spells it kiai, it doesnt even sound right i dont get it, that kind of makes me mad, but i like my name its different!" Apr. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Greek and I chose this name for my daughter, Kaia, because you it's origin (Greek)and it's meaning (Earth)" Apr. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl was named Kaia in June 2005. I always get comments on how unusual and beautiful it is....just like her!" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaia I am 30 years old it was my great great grandmothers name originaly in Norway. It is a very old Skandanavian name that is becoming very popular now. Bob Marley made the Kaya version popular with pets for many years after his 1978 album Titled KAYA." Feb. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We live in New Zealand and Kaia is our daughter's name. We thought people here would have no trouble with pronunciation as 'Kai' is a word in Maori (indiginous NZ language) and known and used commonly by all New Zealanders but spelling is a different matter and even close frends and family sometimes spell it Kia. It drives me nuts! Some people pronounce it Kia (Key-ah)and I am always flummoxed by how they can get that from the actual spelling. Oh well, it's a small sacrifice for a beautiful name." Jan. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 21 years old, and I have always loved being named Kaia. When I was young, no one had ever heard it before, but they always said what a beautiful name it was. It was given to me as an Americanized form of the Hebrew word "Chai" which means "to life"." Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello tool! yes gaia means earth and kaia-hawaiian- is sea BUT hawaiian is CORRECTLY pronounced ki-ah as even a 14 year old knows!!" Dec. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's never pronounced right. We chose this name for our daughter based on "Gaia" meaning "earth" although the Hawaiian roots mean "sea"" Sep. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell it wrong and most definitely say it wrong. and we have only seen one other girl with this name." Aug. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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