Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Kaiya

We think we may have figured this one out. All the baby naming websites out there provide erroneous information about Kaiya being the Japanese name for “forgiveness”. This is inaccurate. The Japanese word for forgiveness is 許し and would sound like “yurushi” to the English ear. It’s perfectly reasonable to assign Kaiya a Japanese origin since there are indeed kanji for each of the name’s components: i.e., “kai” + “ya”. So what are kanji exactly? Well, simply speaking, it’s a system of writing used by the Japanese and borrowed from Chinese characters. Each character has multiple meanings and so deciphering each kanji depends on the written context in which it is used. Also, each kanji in Japanese writing translates to very specific sounds in English. Although it’s much more complicated than this, but to simplify things, we’ve discovered possible kanji for each element of the name Kaiya in Japanese. Kai could have the following meanings: 佳 (excellent), 海 (sea), 介 (mediate), 皆 (everyone), 街 (street), 会 (meeting), 快 (comfort), 凱 (victory song), or 貝 (shellfish); while Ya could mean 矢 (arrow), 夜 (night), 八 (eight), 也 (sum of money), 哉 (question mark), 野 (field), 椰 (coconut) or 辞 (dictionary). You could combine the two most appealing kanji to form your own meaning, but in essence you’d be making up a name that doesn’t exist in Japanese. In other words, Kaiya is not really a Japanese name. If you’re interested in a real Japanese name for a baby girl, then consider K names like Katsumi (victorious beauty), Keiko (blessed child), Kiyoko (pure child) or Kumiko (long-lived, beautiful child). As a newly coined name, Kaiya could have also been inspired by Kai (the Hawaiian word for “sea”) or the female names Kaia and Kaya. Kaiya is used with relatively rare frequency in Canada, the United States and Australia. In Australia, the name is used more on baby boys, perhaps from the aboriginal word “kaiya” which was a type of spear used among the indigenous Wik-Mungknh people.

All About the Baby Name – Kaiya

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME KAIYA

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME KAIYA

Kaiya is a new name, one that just came into circulation in the 21st century (starting in 2001). Most likely Kaiya’s inspiration has more to do with interest in names like Kai and Kaia, as well as the predominance of female K names on the U.S. charts today. A, M and K are the most preferred letters used at the start of baby girl names in the country today. Still uncommon, Kaiya only has a little more than a decade under her belt so it’s still too soon to assess her endurance.

Quick Facts

ON KAIYA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

973

PRONUNCIATION:

KYE-ya

SIMPLE MEANING:

See below

Characteristics

OF KAIYA

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Kaiya

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME KAIYA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Kaiya

Popular Songs

ON KAIYA

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Kaiya


Famous People

NAMED KAIYA

Caiya (stage name of Carolyn Kawasaki, Japanese-American celebrity in Japan)

Children of Famous People

NAMED KAIYA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Kaiya

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME KAIYA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kaiya