Kaija

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Latvian
Meaning: “gull; seagull.”
Lat (KYE-yah).

The name comes directly from the Latvian word for sea-gull, coincidentally, it is also used in Finland as a form of Katherine. As of 2008, there were 97 registered Kaijas in Latvia. Its designated name-day in Latvia is November 12.

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