US Popularity:95
Other Origin(s):Japanese
Meaning:keeper of the keys; earth
Kai is a gender-neutral name of Welsh origin, with roots worldwide, including in Greece, Hawaii, Japan, and Scandinavian countries. In Hawaii, Kai means "the sea," while in New Zealand, Kai is the Māori word for "food." This soft-sounding and simple name is closely linked to two of life's essential ingredients for joy and fulfillment: nourishment and nature!

Famous People Named Kai

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Kai Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kai is currently #1 on The Bump
Boy:Kai is currently #1 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kai is currently #1 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kai is currently #95 in U.S. births
Boy:Kai is currently #99 in U.S. births
Girl:Kai is currently #1794 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 268
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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