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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 Brendlinger, American model and Playboy Bunny
Kai Madison Trump (b. 2007), daughter of Donald Trump, Jr.. granddaughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump
Kai Morae Pace (b. 1989), daughter of actress LisaRaye McCoy and Kenji Pace
Kai Michelle Carter (b. 2005), daughter of basketball player Vince Carter
Lyric Kai Kirkpatrick (b. 2010), daughter of actress Kyla Pratt and Danny Kirkpatrick
Alijah Kai Haggins (b. 2004), daughter of actress Tichina Arnold and producer Carvin Haggins

Pop Culture References for the name Kai

Kai Mack, character on TV's "The Game"
Kairos, from the Greek word meaning "the defining moment" or "the opportune moment".