Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Kaia, a name with Hawaiian roots meaning "the sea," is perfect for your water-loving, frisbee-catching fur baby. It's also the name of supermodel Kaia Gerber, so if your pup has a strut that can rival a runway model, it's a no-brainer. Plus, it's short, sweet, and hard to confuse with commands, making training a breeze. So, if your dog loves the beach, has a diva streak, or just needs a name that's as unique as they are, Kaia is a top-notch choice. It's a name that says, "I'm fabulous, I'm fun, and yes, I might out-swim you."

Traits associated with the name Kaia:

Dogs named Kaia tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Kaia?

That you have a creative and unique sense of style. Kaia is an uncommon name for a dog, so it suggests that you like to stand out and express yourself in a unique way.

Is Kaia a good dog name?

Kaia has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Kaia is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Kaia is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Kaia outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Kaia was, in the past month, the 374th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Kaia is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Kaia was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Kaia's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Kaia is most adored in Idaho, Nebraska and South Dakota.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Jersey, Oklahoma and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Kaia.

Most popular breeds named Kaia:

  1. Siberian Husky
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. American Staffordshire Terrier
  4. Collie
  5. Australian Shepherd

Kaia is found in these categories:

badass dog names

Exudes strength and independence, derived from Greek mythology, and carries a sense of adventure and fearlessness.

cute dog names

Hawaiian origins suggest "sea", evoking playful, beach-loving puppies.

Dog names like Kaia:

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Short For Names Beginning With K
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Kaia dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Sunny (Iowa, United States)
My dog Kaia is an Alaskan Malamute. My dog Myshka ( A name you do not have, at least not with this spelling, even though it’s a common spelling) is a Siberian Husky. My dog Shiloh, is a German Shepherd. They are all female.
November 20, 2022

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Unknown (New Jersey, United States)
I named my dog Kaia. but she’s a boxer. Can you put boxer on the list.please
December 30, 2021

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