Kai

Kai - A very unique female name



  Jul 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kai, meaning sea, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1961 on position #2443. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kai and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kai? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kai. The baby girl name Kai was given to 222 baby girls in 2012, ranking #936 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,366 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kai peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2011 on position 863.



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Kai is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kai is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #462 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,515.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kai is where you live.


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Kai origin and meaning

Kai is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means sea. To see famous people named Kai, pop culture references for the name Kai and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kai

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kai, sorted by popularity.

Kay / Kasey / Keisha / Kaye / Kacie / Kacey / Kaci / Kia / Kaya / Kaia /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012936
2011863
2010927
20091067
20081108
20071260
20061261
20051286
20041331
20031389
20021245
20011449
20001322
19991294
19981433
19971244
19961810
19951539
19941572
19931783
19921939
19912357
19903059
19893083
19882165
19873321
19863675
19852955
19841711
19832810
19821768
19811782
19801712
19791733
19781544
19771906
19761810
19751778
19741700
19731704
19721583
19712156
19672248
19612443

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana462
Nevada495
Georgia546
Florida583
Pennsylvania642
North Carolina737
Michigan748
Tennessee761
Maryland803
Washington804
South Carolina831
Virginia848
California928
Illinois938
Texas1105
New York1172
Ohio1515

Even more about Kai


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kai a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kai?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kai
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 6,366
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1961
2012 births +222

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