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Kia is a name that's keyed into beauty and soulfulness. Parents are falling in love with this name for a baby girl because it's a short and sweet variant of Kristina. Keep reading all about the rising popularity of Kia as a baby name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Kia:

Kia is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin meaning “Christ-bearer.”

Kia is a Swedish diminutive form of Kristina, which is an alternative spelling of Christina and the feminine form of the masculine name Christian. The name Kristina refers to a “follower of Christ.”

Symbolism of the name Kia:

The name Kia is a Christian name and has deep roots in faith.

Nicknames for the name Kia:

As a short name, Kia only has a few options for nicknames. In the list below, we compiled the nicknames for Kia. There are some cute nicknames and some adorable nicknames. All of these options are great for any little girl.

  • Kay 
  • Ki
  • Key
  • KiKi
  • Kiwi

Style of the name Kia:


Gender of the name Kia:

Kia is a shortened form of Kristina. However, both Kia and Kristina are derived from the masculine name of Kristopher.

Pronunciation of the name Kia:


Syllables in the name Kia:


Emotion evoked from the name Kia:

The name Kia instantly makes people think of keys that open doors to new thoughts and ideas.

Alternative spellings for the name Kia:

Popularity of the name Kia:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Kia made the list of the top 1,000 baby names every year from 1971 to 1998.

Great middle names for Kia and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Kia:

  • Kia Corthron (American playwright)
  • Kia Joy Goodwin (actress)
  • Kia McNeill (retired professional soccer player)
  • Kia Michelle Stevens (American pro wrestler)

Kias in movies/pop culture:

  • Kia Corporation (South Korean multinational automobile manufacturer)
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