Kai: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on BabyNames.com


What is the meaning of the name Kai?

The name Kai is primarily a gender-neutral name of Hawaiian origin that means Ocean.

Kai is a name with various unrelated origins. Not only is the name Hawaiian, but it is a diminutive name found in many European languages including German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Frisian, and Estonian. It can derive from the names Gaius, Gerhard, and various other names. For the feminine usage it can be a form of Kaia, which derives from the name Katarina, or the Estonian name meaning pier or wharf.

The name is also found in Japanese with multiple possible meanings including ocean, shell, open, restoration, or recovery.

Different Spellings of the name Kai:

Ky, Khai

People who like the name Kai also like:

Aiden, Caleb, Oliver, Finn, Gabriel, Liam, Elijah, Violet, Charlotte, Olivia, Ava, Aria, Kaia, Ella

Names like Kai:

Kuzih, Khwaja, Kosuke, Kazuko, Keahi, Kyoko, Kozue, Kiho, Kiss, Khoi, Kyu, Kaiko, Kassa, Kish, Kwasi, Kessie, Kojo, Kaia, Koa, Kious, Kazuo, Kawehi, Kyo, Kizzy, Kaycee, Kiyohiko, Koichi, Kasia, Kikuko, Keyah

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Kai Christopher Keating - son of Nicole Guerriero and Jeremy Keating , born 2022
Kai Coelho - son of Camila Coelho and Ícaro Coelho , born 2022
Kai Davi Singh Stenson - son of Parminder Nagra and James Stenson , born 2009
Kai Wayne Rooney - son of Wayne Rooney and Coleen Rooney , born 2009

Stats for the Name Kai

checkmark Kai is currently #10 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Kai is currently #59 in U.S. births
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