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Kia

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8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
370
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kia

"Kia" is a name of African origin, and it means "Hill". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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    Kia was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Kia

    Kia was born on September 4th, 1977 in Carson, California. Kia is also known as Amazing Kong; Awesome Kong; Margaret; Kharma.

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    Kia Nurse is a basketball player for the Connecticut Huskies and Connecticut Huskies women's basketball in the American Athletic Conference. Kia was born on February 22nd, 1996 in Hamilton, Ontario.

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    Kia Silverbrook is an inventor, scientist, businessman, and invention. Kia was born in 1958 in Australia.

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    Kia Pegg is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Kia was given the name Kia May Pegg .

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    Her career lasted from 1976 to 1976. Kia was given the name Kia Joy Goodwin on August 2nd, 1973 in 1974-08-02.

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    Kia Shine is a hip hop music rapper, record producer, songwriter, and rapping. His ongoing career started in 1998. Kia was given the name Nakia Shine Coleman on October 17th, 1980. Kia is also known as Nakia Shine, Kinfolk Jones, and Kinfolk Kia Shine.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Kia

    Kia is a soccer player for the Phoenix Inferno, Canton Invaders, Kansas City Comets, Tacoma Stars (1983), Pittsburgh Stingers, Cleveland Crunch, and United States national futsal team. Kia was born on November 10th, 1965 in Mashhad.

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    Ahmad Kia is an athlete for the Iranjavan F.C.

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    How popular is the baby name Kia in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1956 5 5 0
    1957 5 5 0
    1959 15 15 0
    1960 8 8 0
    1961 19 19 0
    1962 17 17 0
    1963 17 17 0
    1964 27 27 0
    1965 30 30 0
    1966 49 49 0
    1967 40 40 0
    1968 58 58 0
    1969 65 65 0
    1970 106 106 0
    1971 161 161 0
    1972 156 156 0
    1973 162 162 0
    1974 182 182 0
    1975 191 186 5
    1976 177 177 0
    1977 225 217 8
    1978 237 237 0
    1979 193 185 8
    1980 224 224 0
    1981 263 263 0
    1982 270 270 0
    1983 279 272 7
    1984 188 188 0
    1985 225 219 6
    1986 272 264 8
    1987 201 196 5
    1988 161 153 8
    1989 217 205 12
    1990 235 229 6
    1991 253 253 0
    1992 247 247 0
    1993 357 344 13
    1994 237 229 8
    1995 219 211 8
    1996 234 226 8
    1997 204 193 11
    1998 214 209 5
    1999 162 153 9
    2000 132 132 0
    2001 114 106 8
    2002 101 95 6
    2003 71 66 5
    2004 57 57 0
    2005 61 56 5
    2006 54 49 5
    2007 30 30 0
    2008 35 35 0
    2009 34 34 0
    2010 26 26 0
    2011 31 31 0
    2012 25 25 0
    2013 22 22 0
    2014 23 23 0
    2015 15 15 0
    2016 27 21 6

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    Popularity of Kia as a first name

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    Popularity of Kia as a last name

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    Common last names for Kia

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Kia U.S.
      White 53.24% 64.26%
      African American 4.86% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.46% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 18.65% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.78% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Kia

    People with the last name Kia are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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    Fun Facts about the name Kia

    • How Popular is the name Kia? Kia is the 2,878th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kia was the 55,505th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Kia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,665 babies born with the first name Kia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kia to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Kia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kia is Thursday, March 3rd, 1887.
    • What year had the most people named Kia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kia was in 1993 with a total of 344 babies.
    • Random Kia Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kia ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 22 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1975.
    • Weird things about the name Kia: Your name in reverse order is Aik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ika. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Kia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 370 people with the last name Kia.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kia as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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