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Kai meaning

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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 Scottish Surnames:

Kai Herd,   Kai Philip,   Kai Winter,   Kai Winters,   Kai Liddell

More About Scottish Name : Kai

  • Kai in Maori (New Zealand) means food

  • Kai in chinese means victory and successful.

  • The name is ofmultiple origins; its oldest derivation is as a Welsh form of the Roman Caius. 

  • Kai is also the name of a hero in the epic Finnish book: the Kalevala

  • Kai is a popular name in Wales were.It is spelt in various ways, which are all pronounced the same way - Kai, Cai, Cei (pronunciation rhymes with sky or tie).It is an old name in Wales which is taken from the name of King Arthur's brother, the knight - Cai (Anglicized to Sir Kay) from the original Welsh Arthurian Tales.

    It does not mean "keeper of the Key" in Welsh, it was just Cai's name, the nearest associated meaning in Welsh would therefore be along the lines of "a warrior" or "brave knight" or similar.

  • Kai is a Hawai'ian unisex name meaning ocean.It can also be a nickname for the feminine Kaja in Swedish, or from the masculine Gaius in German.

Famous Name Kai

  • Kai Larsen

    a Danish botanist.Kai Larsen is Professor of botany (Emeritus from 1-12-1996) at rhus University, Denmark. He is Danish editor of Flora Nordica, Editor Flora of Thailand, Advisor to Flora of China and Executive member of Flora Malesiana.He is a Board (Leiden) Member of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and Norwegian Academy of Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark.


  • Song Kai

    is a male Chinese rower, who will compete for Team China at the 2008 Summer Olympics.


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 Scottish. 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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