Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Kaya

Kaya can thank her name usage on the crazy-popular American Girl franchise. Since 1986, over 25 socially significant American Dolls have been released to eager 7-12 year old consumers nationwide. Incidentally, from a historical perspective, Kaya is the oldest of all the girls, dating back to the Native American Indian Nez Pierce tribe of 1764. Her real name is “Kaya'aton'my” which means “she who arranges rocks” in her native language. The lengthy Nez Pierce name was reduced down to Kaya in order to simplify the name for her young readers. Ironically, aside from Kaya’s connection with the wholesome American Girl Series, it also happens to be the Jamaican word for “marijuana” (as in Bob Marley’s 1978 reggae album and single titled “Kaya”). Hey folks, we’re just reporting the facts here – don’t kill the messenger. The mere paradox of that fact makes us love this name even more. Kaya may have also been influenced by the usage of Kaia or Kaiya (similar sounding but etymologically unrelated names).

All About the Baby Name – Kaya

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME KAYA

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME KAYA

Kaya first appeared on America’s Top 1000 list in 2000 which predates the release of Kaya the doll (2002). The doll did. However, likely have an impact since the name’s best years on the chart were 2002-2004. Originally we’re thinking usage of Kaya was fist influenced by Kaia and Kaiya which both showed up on the charst around the same time. In any case, it does not appear that American parents have bong hits in mind when naming their precious little baby girls Kaya. This is obviously a great name for the daughter of a geologist or a medicinal marijuana grower.

Quick Facts

ON KAYA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

757

PRONUNCIATION:

KY-a (KAY-a)

SIMPLE MEANING:

One who arranges rocks (Nez Pierce); Marijuana (Jamaican)

Characteristics

OF KAYA

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Kaya

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME KAYA

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

Popular Songs

ON KAYA

Kaya
a song by Bob Marley

Famous People

NAMED KAYA

Kaya Scodelario (English actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED KAYA

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

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME KAYA

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