Name Meaning

Kai has turned into the little multi-cultural name that could. With origins ranging from Hawaiian to Scandinavian, this short and sweet name has had a slow and steady climb up the baby name lists and is currently at its peak in popularity. Kai has made several appearances in literature, most notably as a knight of King Arthur’s roundtable and as the boy abducted by the title character in Hans Christan Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.”


Scottish, Welsh, Finnish, Hawaiian


Gender-neutral, Hipster, Popular, Middle



Famous Namesakes

Musician Kai Winding

Celebrity Babies

Son of Jennifer Connolly and Paul Bettany, Son of Parminder Nagra

Popularity in 2019


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