What does Kai mean?
Variant of Kay. Also possibly (South African) "beautiful". Kai is also a Hawaiian name meaning "the sea".
Related boy name: Cai.Kreatif forms:
(male) Kaidy, Kaji, ..
(female) Kaika, Kair, ..
How popular is Kai?
Kai is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#24701 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Kai for boys. Kai was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #177 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Kye (#1106 the previous year) and Kay are the popular alternative forms of Kai (#177 the previous year). These relations of Kai were favored as birth names today (adoption of 0.13%), except for the form Kay which has fallen out of fashion. Kai is the most fashionable birth name in this list.
Kai▲ is alike in pronunciation to Caeo, Caio, Caw, Cayo, Coe, Coy▼, Kauai, Kawai, Kaye, Key, Keye and Koa. Other recommended names are Dai, Hai, Jai▲, Kail, Kain, Kam, Kari, Kasi, Kaz and Rai. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kai.