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What does Kami mean?

Kami Pronunciation of Kami [ka-mi] as a girls' name is pronounced KAH-mee. It is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Kami is "lord". Also variant of Cami. Variants are probably short forms of names like Kamelia and Kamille, or are rhyming variants of Tammy.


Kami has 3 variants: Kamlyn, Kammi and Kammie.

12 more alternative forms via Cami, Kamelia, Kamille, Tammy: Cama, Camia, Camile, Camill, Cammi, Cammie, Cammy, Tam, Tami, Tamie, Tammi and Tammie.

Creative forms:
(female) Kalmi, Kymi, ..

(male) Kamo, Kare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kami Clara (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kami?

Kami is a very prominent first name for females (#1451 out of 4276, Top 34%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#91404 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kami was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #659 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kami name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kami outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Kami are Kamille (#1185 in recent rankings), Tammi, Tammie, Tammy, Tamie, Tami, Cammy, Cami and Cammie. These forms of Kami were popular as baby names in the 1960s (median #875) and are now significantly less popular (#1918, 99.5%), with versions like Tammy falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kami, Cami, Cammie, Cammy, Kamille in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tami, Tamie, Tammi, Tammie, Tammy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kami and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kami is pronounced similarly to Cameo, Kama, Kamea, Kameo, Kimi, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kimy and Koemi. Other suggested similar names are Ami, Emmi, Jami, Ka-, Kaci, Kacie, Kacy, Kade, Kadi, Kadia, Kadie, Kaeli, Kahli, Kai, Kali, Kalia, Kaly, Kamari, Kamrin, Kani, Kapri, Kara, Kari, Karie, Karin, Karis, Karli, Karmia, Karmin, Karri, Kary, Kas, Kasci, Kasi, Kasie, Kass, Kasy, Kat, Kata, Kathi, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katt, Katy, Kay, Kaya, Kayci, Kaydi, Kazia, Keni, Kiani, Kiki, Kim, Kimm, Kiri, Kivi, Klari, Kodi, Kori, Kym, Mimi, Noami, Remi, Romi and Sami. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kami.

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