The origin of the name Cai, as a form of Kai, is not clear. It is presumably a Frisian short form of Gerard or Nikolaus, but also of the Latin name Cajetanus and is of Celtic origin. It is a name for boys and seldom for girls (from Latin Cajetana or Katharina).
Cai means “warrior” (from Frisian “kempe”), “victory of the people” (from Nikolaus), “brave spearman” (from Gerard), “from the town Gaeta” (from Cajetanus), in Celtic “spear bearer/thrower”. For girls, Cai means “from the town Gaeta” (from Cajetana) or “pure” (from Katharina).
The name Cai is ranked #1088 overall.
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Last updated: 6/7/2022
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