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Meaning of Kai :

Ocean Or Sea, Safe Harbor

Origin of name Kai :
Hawaiian, German
Kai Numerology :
Personality No. 2. People with the name Kai are followers & not leaders. They are docile, sensitive, gentle & kind. They love tranquility. They give in easily. They lack initiative. They like the opposite sex. Person with name Kai having 2 as Personality number give undue importance to family. They are helpful & friendly. They are artistic & imaginative. They are gracious, truthful & straightforward.
of Name Kai :
of Name Kai :
Kai is said to have originated from Germany or Hawaii. In German, kai means safe harbor or earth. The Germanic ?kai? means ?safe harbor, wharf? or ?earth.? In Hawaii, kai stands for ocean or anything that revolves around the sea. Since, Hawaiians get their food, recreation, and essentially all things important, kai is everything.
of Name Kai :
Kai was used as a general pet name of all personal names that starts with a K or G. This is only true for North Germanic names, though. One of the Knights of the Round Table in the tale of King Arthur was named Sir Kay. Also, Hans Christian Andersen named a little boy in his book The Snow Queen Kay. Both contributed to the name's popularity.
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The USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Malta
Information about the
Name of Kai :
Aside from its Hawaiian and Germanic origin, there are other cultures that have their own interpretation of the name. In Latin, kai means to rejoice. In Old Norse, kai (from katha) means chicken. In Chinese, it means beginning.
Famous People with
Name Kai :
Kai Owen is a Welsh actor of stage and screen. Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist for Gamma Ray. Kai Lenny is a big wave surfer, stand-up paddle surfer and racer and celebrity water sports enthusiast.
Variant Baby Names of Kai:

Kay, Keh And Kye., Cai, Cei, Cai, Kaj, Caio,  Caw,  Kaye,  Gay,  Kauai,  Kawai and Key, Caio,  Caw,  KayeCai (Welsh), Kay (German), Kaj (Danish), Kaja (Polish- feminine), K?jin (Czech),

Rhyming Names of Kai: 
Kai with popular Japanese Surnames:

Kai Kono,   Kai Suzuki,   Kai Takayama,   Kai Akiba,   Kai Yamazaki


More About Japanese Name : Kai

  • Kai means 'Earth'

  • I speak some Japanese and Kai means ocean.

  • Actually Kai means ocean in Hawaiian and the word for ocean/river in japanese is KAWA.

  • In Japanese, Kai may mean "big water", "the ocean", "the sea" or "paddle". Kai may also mean "change" or "the action to correct", "taker", "receiver", "mediation" or "concerning oneself with".

  • Kai in japanese can mean shell

Famous Name Kai

  • Kai Greene

    is a professional bodybuilder. His most recent win was the Arnold Classic 2010. Greene then set his eyes on becoming a professional bodybuilder. In order to do so, he first had to win amateur competitions. He competed in the National Physique Committee, w


  • Liáng Kai

    was a Chinese artist who studied with, and then excelled, his master, Jia Shigu. In 1210, he was awarded the rank of Painter-in-Attendance at court, but he refused it. Instead, calling himself "Madman Liang", he spent his life drinking and painting. Eventually, he retired and became a Zen monk. Liang is credited with inventing the Zen school of Chinese art. One of his more famous pieces "Budai" a Buddha form wandering through the country-side. The swift, smiling brush stroke composing Budai embodies the Zen Buddhist philosophy of sudden enlightenment.. He is also famous for painting a man named Li Bo who is seen walking on air, or making the path as he walked on the air


Kai Name also appears in following Origin(s): Hawaiian, English, Welsh, Finnish, Scottish, German, Scandinavian, Greek, Japanese, Maori, Chinese

Kai also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish

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  • What does the name Kai mean? :

    Baby boy name meaning Ocean Or Sea, Safe Harbor in Japanese. Kai also named in American, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish for boy . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of boy name Kai. What does the name Kai mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Kai. History of name and famous personality with Kai will help to update our database and other website users.

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