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Gender: F Meaning of Kai: "sea" Origin of Kai: Hawaiian Kai's Popularity in 2015: #895

This appealing multi-cultural name, pronounced KYE, is beginning to be used for girls as well as boys. Among its many derivations and meanings: "sea" in Hawaiian, "forgiveness" in Japanese, "willow tree" in Navajo, "food" in Maori, and "earth" in Scandinavian. For girls, it has ranked in the US Top 1000 since 2010.

Famous People Named Kai

Kai Madison Trump (b. 2007), granddaughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump (named after her maternal grandfather)

Pop Culture References for the name Kai

Kairos, from the Greek word meaning "the defining moment" or "the opportune moment".