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Kai meaning and name origin

Kai \kai\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kai), is pronounced kye. It is of Welsh, Scandinavian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Kai is "keeper of the keys; earth". Variant of Kay. Also possibly (South African) "beautiful". Kai is also a Hawaiian name meaning "the sea".

Kai has 3 variant forms: Kaj, Keh and Kye.

For more information, see also the related name Cai.

Kai is also pronounced similarly to Caio, Caw, Kauai, Kawai, Kaye, Key and Koa. Other suggested similar baby names are Dai, Hai, Jai, KC, Kail, Kain, Kam, Kari, Kasi, Kaz and Rai.

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Popularity of Kai

Kai is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25480 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Kai name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Kai with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Kai name in U.S.
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