Kaija

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Pinterest- Birch Twig Glass Plate by Kaija Aarikka

Origin: Finnish

Meaning: Diminutive of Katariina, a Finnish and Estonian form of English Katherine which could mean “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of the two; singly”; or from Greek aikia meaning “torture”. It could also be a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”.

It’s pronounced Kie-yah

Links:

http://www.behindthename.com/name/kaija

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