Kairi Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Kairi
I call my daughter 'Ki' a lot, like 'ky'. Her daddy likes to call her Kiaster, like 'ky-ster' ")
My daughter loves her name but she loves her nick name even better. My husband since the day she was born has called her Rikai pronounced "Ri - Kai" She always tells everyone " My name is Kairi but my daddy calls me Rikai"
- Meanings and history of the name Kairi
This is a Japanese name, translated it can have several meanings all related to water: ocean, sea or ocean village.
The name is also French and means 'song' or 'melody'.
- Famous real-life people named Kairi
I too got this name from Kingdom Hearts. Growing up playing this game I fell in love with the name and told my siblings then that my daughter's name would be Kairi.
- Kairi in song, story & screen
This name became very popular with the release of the Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2 video games. In the game, one of the seven Princesses is named Kairi. Well-known actress, Hayden Panettierre, voices this character.
There is also a famous dive location in the Maldives, called "Kairi Beyru Thila."