US Popularity:16619
Other Origin(s):Japanese
Meaning:Anointed; Rare; Hope, beg for; Sky
The girl’s name Kia has multiple origins and meanings. Traveling across the globe, Kia has strong Greek roots, deriving from Kristina, Christian, and Christos, meaning “anointed.” If you’re planning on raising baby spiritually, you can remind baby that anointing someone in faith is a holy practice in the Roman Catholic Church. It’s also a popular tradition in the Church of England, as their King or Queen gets anointed during their coronation. In Japanese cultures, Kia can be spelled in many ways due to the kanji characters, and can mean “hope” or “beg for,” as well as “rare” and “sky.” With a name like Kia, baby can be reminded that the sky’s the limit for their future.

Kia Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kia is currently #2820 on The Bump
Girl:Kia is currently #1244 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kia is currently #16619 in U.S. births
Girl:Kia is currently #10459 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 7857
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Japanese Names info, Kia (2)

  • Name Doctor, Kia

  • Behind the Name, Kia, October 2016

  • Behind the Name, Kristina, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Christian, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Christos, November 2020

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