Name: Kia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kia

  • Meaning:
    Pet form of Kiana
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  • Meaning:
    Pet form of Kristina
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  • Pronunciation:
    (KEE ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kia

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  • Used in:
    English and Swedish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Kia is a Swedish pet form of Kristina.

    In the English-speaking world, its use is recent, and probably arbitrary, or a pet form of Kiana.
    In New Zealand and Australia it may have been inspired by the Maori phrase 'kia ora' (be well), which is used as a greeting or to wish someone good luck.

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