What does Kai mean?
Associated with: sea.
Kai▲ has 1 variant: Kaia▲.
1 masculine form: Cai.Creative forms:
(female) Kaika, Kair, ..
(male) Kaidy, Kaiji, .. Middle name pairings:
Kai Kylie (K.K.), ..
How popular is Kai?
Kai is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3378 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#24701 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Kai was first listed in 1993 and reached its highest position of #887 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #895 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Kaia (#446 in 2015), Kay, Kaye, Kayla (#115) and Kaylin (#619) are the popular variation forms of Kai (#895 in 2015). These forms of Kai were favored by parents in 1995 (average #1335) and are now significantly less common (#1012, 82% less usage), with versions such as Kayla becoming less in vogue. Kai and Kaia are two of the more fashionable girl names among these.
Kai▲ is pronounced similarly to Cai, Cay, Coe, Ka-, Kaeya, Kaya, Kia▼ and Kiah. Other recommended names are Dai, Gai, Kaci, Kadi, Kait, Kali▲, Kami, Kani, Kari▼, Kas, Kasi, Kat, Kati and Mai. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kai.See names in meaning and etymology.