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What does Makai mean?

Makai \m(a)-kai\ as a name for boys. Makai's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Makai means "who is like God?". Makai is a form of Michael (Hebrew).


Makai has 5 variants: Mickey, Micky, Mikey, Miko and Miky.

Makai has 44 more different forms via Michael: Maik, Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michaelangelo, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Michelangelo, Michele, Michelet, Michiel, Mick, Miesha, Miguel, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mihangel, Mikael, Mike, Mikel, Mikell, Mikhail, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Mikkel, Mikol, Miquel, Mischa, Misha, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychael, Mychal, Mykal, Myke, Mykel and Mykell.


Makai is an unusual first name for men. Makai is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Makai for boys. Makai was first listed in 2005 and reached its peak rank of #667 in the U.S. in 2011, and is currently at #712. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Makai name in U.S.

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

Michael (#7 last year), Michale, Micheal (#811), Michel, Michele, Mickey, Miguel (#146), Mikael, Mike (#970), Mikel, Mikhail, Mitch, Mitchell (#504), Mychal and Mykel are the popular varying forms of Makai (#712 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4001%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1781%, down 55.5%), with versions such as Micheal, Michel, Mike, Mitch and Mitchell falling out of style. Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Makai and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Makai, Michael, Michale, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Mickey, Miguel, Mike, Mikel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mikhail, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychal, Mykel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michael, Mikael, Mitchell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Makai is pronounced similarly to Mckay and Miki. Other recommended similar baby names are Makani, Makar, Makari and Maks. Like Makai, these names are not commonly used.