Kai Origin and Meaning

The name Kai is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Japanese, Hawaiian origin meaning "sea".

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 debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2010.

# 940 in the US

Kai Rank in US Top 1000

# 988 on Nameberry

Kai Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Kai Popularity

Kai in Pop Culture

  • Kairosfrom the Greek word meaning "the defining moment" or "the opportune moment

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