Kai is a strong, evocative, exotic multi-cultural name -- meaning "sea" in Hawaiian, "forgiveness" in Japanese, "willow tree" in Navajo, and "earth" in Scandinavian-- that packs a lot of power in its single syllable.
Famous as the boy enchanted by the fairy-tale Snow Queen, Kai was chosen for her son by actress Jennifer Connelly and as a middle name for son Samuel by Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. Kai is popular with nameberries as both a first and middle name choice. Its most prominent namesake is Danish-born jazz trombonist Kai Winding, and it is popular in computer games.
Lists containing Kai:
- Water Baby Names
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- C or K -- Your Choice
- Cool Boys' Names From Around the World
- Cool Middle Names
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- Designer Baby Names
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- Summer Baby Names
- Exotic Lite Baby Names
This appealing multi-cultural name, pronounced KYE, is beginning to be used for girls as well as boys.