Kai is a Hawaiian name

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The name Kai is ♀ female and ♂ male.

Origin of Kai

The origin of the first name Kai is not clearly established. It is probably a Frisian short variant of Gerhard or Nikolaus, but it can also come from the Latin name Cajetanus and have a Celtic origin. There is also the name in Hawaiian (unisex), Indian, Japanese and Chinese. It is used for boys and, more rarely, for girls. As a maiden name, Kai is derived from the Latin name Cajetana or Katharina (especially in Scandinavia).

Meaning of kai

Kai has many different meanings because the origin is not certain: for boys “the fighter”, “the warrior” (from Frisian “kempe”), “the victory of the people” or “the victor over the people” (from Nikolaus) , “The spearman” (from Gerhard), “one from the city of Gaeta” (from Cajetanus), in Celtic “the spearman”, “the spear thrower”, in Indian “the willow tree”, in Japanese “the pioneer”, in Chinese “The victorious”, in Hawaiian “the sea”. For girls, Kai means “one from the city of Gaeta” (from Cajetana) or “the pure” (from Katharina).

Pronunciation of kai

Alternate spelling of Kai

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Name statistics: Kai occupies place 713 ↑ 4

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 1543 ↓ -1
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 291 ↑ 4
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 749 ↓ -2
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 603 ↑ 7
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 886 ↑ 17
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 1618 ↑ 30
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 419 ↑ 11
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 438 ↓ -12
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 2752 ↑↑ 421
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1919 ↑ 6
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 523 ↓ -6
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 360 ↑ 21
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 9498 ↓ -22
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 72 ↑ 1
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1313 ↑ 22
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 486 ↓ -2
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 2689 ↓ -27
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 1253 ↓ -16
  • 🇺🇸 USA: 515 ↑ 3

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