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  • Records indicate that 1,751 girls in the United States have been named Kya since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2004, when 377 people in the U.S. were given the name Kya. Those people are now 13 years old.

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  • "My daughter is named Kya, pronounced Ky-ah. She is 13 now and really suits her name, she fits well with all the beautiful meanings. I decided on the name many years before my daughter was born after hearing the beautiful song "Kaya" by Bob Marley but I didn't want people to think she was named after a drug so spelt Kya. I thought I invented the name, but I was wrong, lol. And yeah it gets mis-pronounced but I get great pleasure in correcting people. Kya is definitely my diamond in the sky." Nov. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kya, people always spell it kia and pronounce it kiya but its pronounced keeya" Jul. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyah and it makes me feel unique because I have only met 2 or 3 kyahs, kia, or kyas in my life and I'm almost 12. My mom made the best choice ever I couldnt ask for a more unique , pretty name. I feel confident when I say hi my name is kyah. So basically best name ever.👌👍👍👍" Mar. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS KYA IM 10 AND PEOPLE ALWAYS SPELL MY NAME WRONG" Feb. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kya and i love my name because its very unique" Sep. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kya also but its spelled, Kyiah my mother thought the spelling was unique she thought of the name from cindy crawfords daughter whos name is also kya spelled Kaia. But she wanted a silent h and an i my name kyiah so she thought my name,should be spelled the way it sounds!" Jan. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i LOVE my name Kya i am 12 years old i have gotten many commets saying how AWESOME my name is:)" Dec. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya Lanay in 93, she is 18, you couldn't ask for a more wonderful person, friend, daughter. I am part native american Mingo (mingwee) the 18th century WV. I named her Kya becuase natively it means trees in bloom or high blossom. She loves her name and it's uniqueness. Many still have trouble with it, most called Kia. She is my one and only so she needed a unique name. People don't know the sex of your babies because god/life only gives you a few suprises...Let this be one of them. She was my best suprise ever." Oct. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're expecting a baby girl due May 27th 2012. We were going to name her Alena Julaine, but after hearing so many versions of Alena (ex. Alayna, Elaina, Elena..) I wanted something different. My boyfriend actually picked this name. I fell in love with it right away!! :) Kyah, we pronounce like SKY but without the "Y" and and -AH at the end. Rhymes with Mya. I added the silent "H" at the end because I felt 3 letters was too short of a name. We're going to call her "Ky" for short :) Kyah Julaine <3" Jan. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "After quite a sad period in my life i got a Tibettan Terrier dog and searched for a unique name for her and found Kya. African meaning "diamond in the sky" Asian meaning "new begining" Perfect I love both meanings. Kya is my world and I love her name to bits - Kathy" Jul. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ra'Kya(Rah -Kai- yah) I'm 18 years old. My mother named me Ra'Kya because she thought it was a beautiful name. I've since changed my name to just Kya, for many reasons. One being I found the meaning of Kya means Diamond in the Sky. Another being Ra'Kya seems to be too hard for my teachers to pronounce." Jul. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kya and im 12 years old frm upper marlboro maryland my best friend name is knya and i think that pretty name but mines is better cuz my name is me" Jan. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kya, I am 15 My sister named me she just liked the name, no story beind it" Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kya because my mother wanted my name to be unique. i think my name is beautiful.i also hope you think the name kya is too." Oct. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born 5/28/2010. Her name is Kya Karen. Several years ago I had picked that name from the movie Willow for a daughter that was miscarried. After that I could have no children due to cancer. Last year a friend of mine offered to be a surrogate. The best thing that ever happened in my life is miricle baby KYA." Sep. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little female siberian husky "Kya" when I found her in 2005. I wanted a beautiful name and spelled it Kaia; but nobody could pronounce this spelling so I changed it to "Kya." People forget the name or pronounce it wrong all the time. I love it the name Kya!" Sep. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mum named me kya from a place colled lakya la, in Nepal. I dident think meny peopel were named kya and speled kya the same way as me." Aug. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, my name is Kya, my aunty named me after the film "Willow". and it is also said the same way.. sounds like Kaya but not spelt the same way.. i use to dread roll call at school, being called Kia by the reliever, but ive gotten use to it.. i love some of the meaning of Kya in different languages aswell (:" Aug. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya Alana (pronounced Ky-a Alar-na).she was actually 6 weeks old by the time i decided on her name. I wanted something different so i asked users of another site for suggestions and 1 member who suggested it told me it meant diamond, but all the meanings i read sound lovely. Alana was after my step dad" Aug. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kya Andrea' pronounced Keya. I am 28 years old and I thought for many years that I was the only person that spelled their name this. Glad to see I am not alone. We are all unique. I always get asked if that's my whole name." Jul. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kya marie born in 1989. It has become incdedibly popular, no one had heard of it when I was young. I can understand the increase though, its a gorgeous unique name for a girl although have heard of many males with the same name and different spelling. I feel you all when u say you get frustrated when people call you or ur daughters kia haha its never going to stop! The roll call at school was the worst for me, people still call me kia today." Jul. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kya was the only girls name I liked when I was pregnant with my daughter, and now that she's 3 it's still my favourite name in the world and I'm glad I chose it. It drives me crazy when people misspell or mispronounce it though because even though unique and somewhat unusual, it's such a simple short name, it should be easy to get right." Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is called KYA, which means diamond in the sky(not spelt any other way because it would have a different meaning). most people dont say it right, but we are getting there slowly." Jul. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm so glad to see that others have spelled this name as well as pronounced it the way I will. I am expecting our first and if its a girl I will be naming her Kyah Marie. I first heard it on Willow & loved it. Thanks to all for the encouraging comments!" Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 8 years old and I spelled her name Kiya. Had to change up the spelling since someone I know took my daughter's name spelling. People always say my daughter's name wrong also but she is quick to correct them." May. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am 17 years old and my name is kya and i have had so many people miss spell it and every thing and when i was younger it bothered me but now it dont i love my name and wouldnt change it for nothin" May. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is kya and everyone pronounces it wrong! i have also been told it means "home" in african but i have loved reading the other meanings i didn't know." May. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Kiyah Noel(born oct.3,2009) after my husbands fav movie "Willow". Everyone absolutely loves her name and pronounces it correctly!" Feb. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter kya because she pretty and funny and smart to" Feb. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya-Paige,she was born October 2004 and i love her name even though since she was born tons of people are called it but it's still a beautifull name. When i was in labour with her a south african lady said that in the part she was from Kya meant "home" which i thought was lovely but i have seen lots of posts on here saying it means "diamond in the sky" i think that is absolutley beautifull!! Iv'e got a 9 month old little boy who i have named Aston,all iv'e had so far is "oh did you name him after the Aston Martin" grrr lovely car but no lol." Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya. She was born Jan 2001. After I saw the movie Willow. I knew I would name my daughter Kya. She is every meaning behind Kya. She also loves her name. She loves the American Girl doll Kaya because she says its just like her." Nov. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my grand daughter is named Kya, after the Willow character. Strange name at first, but not now! Can't wait for her sibling to arrive ." Oct. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya because of all the meanings and I love the song "Kaya" by Bob Marley, and really don't mind what the significance means in Jamaican but, My daughter is 12 and loves her name." Oct. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya - pronounced like mya but with the K - I loved the Indian meaning "glimering stream running through beautiful meadow" - born 9-28-1994 - I've seen a recent rise in the popularity of the name. It's a great name!" Aug. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born May 6 2008 and we named her Kya Mai. My husband and I are big fans of Japanese anime. 'Kya' is a name from Princess Mononoke and 'Mai' is from My Neighbor Totoro. We had this name picked out way before she was even conceived and so far it has been well received and even stolen a couple of times! :) However, my doctor's nurse still calls her kee-a, like the car - even though we correct her a dozen times - telling her it rhymes with my-a...she's old so we forgive her..." Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kyah. She is almost three. I didn't see anything about it being a unisex name when I looked it up then. If I had I may have rethought her middle name, which is Evan. (Named after a friend that passed) Oh well she really suits her name she is a precious diamond in my sky." Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name and I pronounce it as the poster above. Ky-a. Just like you pronounce mya. But people still pronounce it kee-a. Really annoying!" Mar. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our Daughter Kya. She will be 5 and was born on the 4th of July. I thought Diamond in the Sky was appropriate." Mar. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Loved this name ever since I heard it 15 years ago, and always said if I had a daughter I would call her Kya. Kya Elizabeth born October 2008." Mar. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kya (of course) and i got my name from the movie Willow as well. it is always pronounced wrong and sometimes people add extra letters on it like kyra and im like if my name was Kyra it would b spelt with an R. did u know that roughly translated it means Marijuana and boomerang, mum used to make jokes coz i always did come back lol and in africa it means Diamond in the sky" Feb. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our son Kaiyah Wesley. We picked it before we knew the gender of our child because we liked the meaning Kya- "diamond in the sky". We feel that it's a unisex name depending on the middle name. We love it and it fits him perfectly." Dec. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kya and I love my name now. It took me a few years to appreciate it(i'm only 14) but it's cool, well until someone mispronounces it." Dec. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter will be 4 november 7th and i spell her name kiya i saw it spelled like this in an african book of names and i loved the meaning ....Diamond In The Sky. I love her name i think its beautiful." Oct. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm due in Dec and I am thinking of naming her Kya Amarion Valentine. what do you think?" Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We names our son Kya Jaxx. I'd only heard it once before - on a trashy reality show and it was a man(Kaya) and I'd loved it ever since. But I have to admit, it seems that more girls have the name now...Usually his name is shortened to Ky." Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my grandaughter is called kya jade meaning diamond in the sky and preciuos gem really suits her as this is what she is to us" Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are thinking about naming our firstborn Kaiyah(that's how we intend to spell it) or Kaiya if it's a boy. We feel that it is actually a unisex name so we will use it either way. We think it is beautiful and love every meaning associated with it. We will call him or her Kai for short." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya, I loved the name then as I do now. She also likes it. My ex-husband hated it. It has several origins as well as meanings. In Ethiopian it means: MINE African: A diamond in the sky Hawaiin: Ocean or the sea" Jun. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name but I can't have any more babies so I named my puppy Kiah! Pronounced like Kya. I spelled it this way because it's Australian for "from a beautiful place"" Feb. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kya. I like it. But nobody pronounces it right. :(" Nov. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kyah, I added the h so it would be easier to pronounce it correctly when reading it, I love it." Sep. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name and I think its a beautiful and unique name." Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kya is the name of my neice, and I love the sound of it. She's 4 years old, and I've only heard of one other named it!" Apr. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      30 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is kya and I think that it is amazing. I am going to be 13 in less than a month but I have never met anyone with the name of kya. I think that it is very cool to have a very unique name though. Even though some people pronounce it wrong sometimes, I am still in love with my name." Feb. 22, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kyah after the movie willow as well (but went with a simple spelling of it) :) almost no one pronounces it correctly but she is quick to correct them .she is 14 and absolutely loves her name (Kyah Raine)" Jan. 30, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt Ciya so everyone says it worng.! it drives me nuts sometimes. BUT I DO LOVE MY NAME. NOT MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME DAY AS ME SO I GUESS I'M UNIQUE. =)" Sep. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is the same as all of yours and i feel ya when ya say people mispronounce it alot. I've had it happen to me ALOT and it annoys me kinda... Well, might happen for the rest of my life, so better get used to it ;)" Aug. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kya and I am 22. It is pronounced the same as from the movie "Willow". It is often misspelled an mispronounced. I have met a few with my name but they are between 2-4 years of age and their names are spelled completely different. One spelled her name Kiyia, and another one spelt her name Kighia. I have never met anyone else spelled Kya. I met a woman from Africa who said there was another meaning to the name in Africa besides "diamond in the sky". She said in another part of Africa it meant "divine abode"." Jan. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate


  • "My names kya. I used to hate it because noone else had it! But now i love it. I found out it means diamond in the sky. My mom named me after a girl in a movie called willow(:" May. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi i am 12 and my name is Kya and my bff's name is Kiah" Apr. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Kya, pronounced as Key-ah. It's actually an abbreviation of my full name Saskia, which is hard to pronounce for English speaking folk. Wonder if the other lady posting here called Saskia knows she posted it exactly 376 years to the day on which the first famous Saskia, Rembrandt's wife, died ;o)" Aug. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i called my daughter kiyah and its always been pronounced wrong so annoying but i found it meant beautiful" May. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kiya, a name I've loved forever. I hate that people say kee- a it's super annoying! I just read that it means diamond in the sky, I love that!!" Apr. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 14 now, and my name is Kya. My parents are completely unaware of why they picked that name, although I used to thinki was named after my grandma's niece, Kaia- it is pronouced the same as my own name. I have actually met around 5 or 6 people with my name, but not a single one is spelled the way mine is. It makes me feel unique, but at the same time blended in. I love it, but i wish people would stop seeing my name tag and saying "well thank you, kee-ya (that beeing how they pronouced it)" really people! its not spelled like the car and it is not said like the car!" Mar. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is almost three years old, and I named her Kyah Lily. I love the meaning of her name, but had also only ever heard it in the movie Willow. If I had known it was this popular, I might have re-thought it....however she completely suits her name." Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kya, im 19 years old nearly 20. i was born in Jan 1990. my mum was watching the movie Willow one late night and when she heard the name she decided right away that it was to be my name. i didnt really like it that much growing up. lots of people spelt it wrong (kia) and some people even add extra letters. but i like that no1 i know has the same name as i do" Nov. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate


  • "I named my daughter Kya Grace on Sept. 26, 2003. Kya is also Nez Perce American Indian meaning "new beginning". I still love her name even when it's mispronounced or misspelled. It fits her to a K." Jun. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kya and i love it! its very special name! at first i didnt like it, but now i do. i thought however it was least common but im meeting alot of people with tht mane!" Jun. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The mother of Tutankhamun's name was Kiya <--spelt like that. Pronounced the same way as on Willow. the "Ki" being like "Kite". Not like the last half of my name (Saskia) pronounced Sus(bus) Key-a" Jun. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I thought the name Kya meant marijuana in Jamaican" May. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kya. and it it is pronounced. "key-uh" like a car "key" or the kia car. people alwaysssssay it wrong. ive only met one person with that same name. blahhh. -kya lee." Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kya i also got it from the movie willow" Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kya and I was also named after the movie "Willow". I LOVE my name, even though, yes, I have had it mispronounced. Did you know it means "blessed child" in Hopii Indian?" Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom named me Kya after the movie "Willow". I'm 19 now, and at first I used to hate it, but I totally love it now! And Believe me ... it is always pronounced wrong, but I get over it." Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a baby girl on Dec 19,2008 and my husband and I chose the name Kya Julianna...I think Kya is a beautiful name so far everyone had pronounced it correctly.." Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ięd like to know what is the correct way to pronounce it, and if it may vary according the accent (jamaican, english...). Thank you" Apr. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Kyah, it often gets mispronounced but as long as you continue correcting people who mispronounce your name, slowly knowledge grows. I think it's a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning behind it." Dec. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I spell my name Kyah, pronounce the same way. I'm 15, and in school teachers have pronounced it wrong quite a lot. I don't understand it either. An alternate spelling is using Latin letters. I do this in my Latin class. It's Caea." Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We actually made up this name for our daughter. It's an acronym. So we were a bit disappointed to hear at our pediatrician's that there were two other Kya's in their list of patients. But the majority of the people we meet absolutely love the name and find it unique. It's pronounced Ky-ah. Some people think it's pronounced Kia like the car. I just don't get it! If you take the "A" away from Kya, it's Ky. And that's easy to say..." Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kya, she's now 5, and it seemingly has become more common over the last few years!" Jun. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "What about the spelling Kyah that is how we are going to spell our daughters name." May. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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