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First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
370
in the U.S.
in 2010

Kia

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90k Guy
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19k Gay
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8k Kaia

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 30 30 0
2012 25 25 0
2013 22 22 0
2014 23 23 0
2015 15 15 0

Fun Facts about the name Kia

  • How many people with the first name Kia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,637 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 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kia ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 17 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1977.
  • 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 Aik. 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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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

  • Yang
  • Vang
  • Lee
  • Thao

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kia as well as things modernly associated with the name Kia such as celebrities named Kia.

African

Origin and Meaning of Kia

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

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

    Other Inspirations for the Name Kia

    Kia Finance
    Kia K900
    Kia Optima
    Kia Sedona
    Kia Sorento
    Kia Soul
    Kia Sportage
    Kia Of Waldorf
    Kia Rio
    Kia Forte

    What does the name Kia mean?

    Kis for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

    Iis for impressive, your list of qualities.

    Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

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