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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Girl Name: Kai

Name: Kai
Pronunciation: \kai\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kai's also a boy name)
Meaning: the sea
Origin: Hawaiian
Sounds Like: Cai, Gai, Ka-
Variant forms: Kaia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 3378
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 25480


Kai \kai\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kai), is pronounced kye. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Kai is "the sea". See also Kay.

Kai has 1 variant form: Kaia.

Baby names that sound like Kai are Cai, Gai and Ka-.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kai.


Kai is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3378 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#25480 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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