Kai Name Meaning & Origin

Kai

Pronunciation: KIY (key)

Origin of the name Kai:

Popular Scandinavian name of uncertain origin and meaning,

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Kai

KaiKai, Kai-Guy, King Kai, Kaiyote, Kairyannosaurus rex,

Meanings and history of the name Kai

Kai is a name in many languages. In addition to the Scandinavian listed above, in Hawaiian it means ocean, and is often an element in longer names as well as a stand-alone name; it is a Chinese name; and a name element in Japanese (that can be used on its own as a nickname). It may also be a Welsh name, as an alternate spelling for Kay (as in Sir Kay of King Arthur's Round Table).

In japanese it means "ocean", "open" and "Shellfish" depending what Kanji/hiragana you use.
In Persian it also means "little King"

In Australia the Torress Strait Islanders Sing "Kai Wed" Before a ball game, after the Kai tree.

In Greece it means fire or fireball.

Famous real-life people named Kai

Kai Ryssdal, National Public Radio personality
Kai Winding - Danish jazz trombonist and composer
Kai Yu Hanson - footballer (Rangers Football Club, Glasgow, Scotland)
Kai Wayne Rooney- son of England and Man United footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Colleen Rooney.
Kai Kompany - son of Manchester City footballer, Vincent Kompany
Kai Robben - Son of Bayern Munich and Dutch Int’l footballer, Arjen Robben
Kai Havertz - German Footballer
Kai Mahler - X games big air gold medalist skier
Kai Lenny - professional surfer
Kai Krause - German American software designer, creator of Kai's Power Tools
Kai - Drummer from the Japanese rock band, the GazettE
Kai Kim, South Korean lead rapper, main dancer, and vocalist of South Korean pop boy group EXO
Kai Wulff, American actor with German roots
Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German Minister of Defense
Kai-Uwe Wulff, Entrepreneur, Internet visionary and mentor
Kai David Singh Stenson (b. 2009), son of English film and television actress Parminder Nagra

Kai in song, story & screen

Kai is the beloved friend of the little girl Gerda, who rescues him from the Snow Queen in Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale, "The Snow Queen". A Hallmark movie was made from this story in 2002, directed by David Wu.

Emperor Kai (short for Kaito) is a leading character in the popular YA series The Lunar Chronicles.

Kai is the fire ninja in the Lego Ninjago series. His sister is named Nya.

Kai Chisaki, the name of the villain Overhaul from My Hero Academia.

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