First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hawaiian: Sea
  2. Native American: Willow tree
  3. Hawaiian: Ocean
  4. Greek: Earth
  5. Native American: Sea, willow tree
  6. Scottish: Fire
  7. Welsh: Keeper of the keys
  8. Welsh, German: Rejoicer; fort; joyful

First name variations: Kay, Kaye, Kaysie, Keh, MacKay, Kay

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone living by a quayside, from Dutch kaai ‘quay’, German Kai (which was borrowed from the Dutch).
  2. Danish and Frisian: from the Danish personal name Kai, Kaj, Kay, which is of uncertain origin, most likely from Frisian or Latin Caius.
  3. Japanese: the original meaning is probably ‘shell’, but the name is written phonetically with two characters meaning ‘first class’ or ‘shell’, plus ‘beauty’. Though the surname is found mostly in the island of Kyūshū, some families could have connections with the ancient province of Kai (now Yamanashi prefecture) in the mountains of central Honshū.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Jennifer Connelly

This name appears in the following lists: Flowers and Trees

Comments for Kai
 
   

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
Celebrate the environment by reading some of these great children's books about Earth Day, recycling, planting trees, and all things green!

Prom Dress Trends for 2014
Check out 2014 prom dress trends inspired by celebrities’ red carpet looks, but with a price tag under $100!

Find out what is happening in each day of your pregnancy!

My due date:

Pregnancy Day By Day