Name Kai Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Kai


Kai is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Kai thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Kai?

The origin of the name 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. Besides, Kai is a Hawaiian (unisex), Native American, Japanese and Chinese name. It is a name for boys and seldom for girls (from Latin Cajetana or Katharina).

What does the name Kai mean?

Kai means “warrior” (from Frisian “kempe”), “victory of the people” (from Nikolaus), “brave spearman” (from Gerard), “from the town Gaeta” (from Cajetanus). In Celtic, Kai means “spear bearer/thrower”, in Native American “willow tree”, in Japanese “pioneer”, in Chinese “triumph”, “victory”, in Hawaiian “ocean” or “sea”. For girls, Kai means “from the town Gaeta” (from Cajetana) or “pure” (from Katharina).

Pronunciation of Kai

Variants of the name Kai

Cai Cay Kaj Kay

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Popularity of the name Kai

The name Kai is ranked #657 overall.

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