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Gender: F Meaning of Kai: "sea" Origin of Kai: Hawaiian Kai's Popularity in 2016: #885

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

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Alijah Kai Haggins (b. 2004), daughter of actress Tichina Arnold and producer Carvin Haggins
Lyric Kai Kirkpatrick (b. 2010), daughter of actress Kyla Pratt and Danny Kirkpatrick

Pop Culture References for the name Kai

Kai Mack, daughter of Pookie and Tasha on TV's "The Game"
Kairos, from the Greek word meaning "the defining moment" or "the opportune moment.