Origin: Asian, Chinese, English, Gaelic, German, Japanese, Norse
623 famous people named Kai found on Wikipedia.
39402 male, 6321 female in US.
Most recent ranking: 113-th in year 2018
Best ranking: 113-th in year 2018
Used in: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Frisian, German, Hawaiian, Norwegian, Swedish
The name Kai has various origins and meanings in different cultures:
In Basque, kai is a common word meaning "pier of a harbour" and a variant of the first name Kaio (from the old Latin name Caius).
In Burmese, kai means "strong" or "unbreakable".
In Chamoru, Kai is a nativized version of the Spanish name Francisca.
In Mandarin Chinese, Kai is a common given name with one of several meanings, most often "victory" (凱), another being "open" (開). The word cài 菜 in Mandarin also means vegetable. Kai can also be used to transliterate the Chinese character used in some names meaning "start" (啟) in the Cantonese pronunciation.
In Estonian, Kai is a female name meaning "pier".
In Finnish, Kai is a common male name, Finnish form of Kaj. The term "kai" also means "probably" in Finnish.
In Frisian, Kai is a short form of Frisian "Kaimbe", meaning "warrior."
In Hausa, kai means "you".
In Hawaiian, kai means "ocean" or "ocean water".
In Hmong, Kai is a male name that is sometimes spelled Kha.
In Kono and Kissi, Kai is a male name; it is also a Paramount Chief title or prefix that means king of kings. It can be found as a name, or part of the names of several towns and regions in the Mano River Union Countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire.
In Japanese, Kai has a number of meanings, including "ocean" (海), "shell" (貝), "restoration" and "recovery". As a surname, it means "Worth" (甲斐).
In Laotian, kai has numerous meanings, including "chicken", "to open" , "sick" , "egg" , or "to sell".
In Malayalam, kai means "hand".
In Māori, kai means "food".
In Navajo, kai means "willow tree".
In North Germanic languages, kai means "lord", "keeper of the keys" or "earth". In Germanic languages, kai means "quay" or "safe harbor".
In Scottish, Kai means "fire".
In Swahili, Kai is a female name meaning "lovable".
In Swedish, Kai is a male name meaning "Rejoice".
In Tamil, kai means "hand". With a longer 'a' sound, it would mean vegetable (காய்கறி) which is interestingly similar to the Mandarin meaning of the same sound 'cài'.
In Thai, kai means "chicken" and used as a nickname.
In Wayuu, kai means "sun". It also means "the one who brings the light in the dawn" and/or "the one who brings knowledge".
In Welsh, Kai is a popular given name normally spelt Cai, from the Arthurian legend of Sir Kay.
In Wolof, kai means "come".
In Zambia, particularly in the Ngoni tribe of south central Africa, Kai is derived from the name Kaizala.
In Northern Ireland, data indicated that Kai experienced a significant rise in popularity as a male given name from 2002 to 2003. It has become popular in the UK, with many children born in the mid to late 1990s given the name. While it is typically a male given name, in recent years it has become popular for girls as well.
|1||Kai Schumann||1976||German actor|
|2||Kai Forbath||1987||All-American college football player, professional football player, placekicker|
|3||Kai Ryssdal||1963||Radio host, United States Navy officer|
|4||Kai Hansen||1963||German musician|
|5||Ryan Cheng||1986||Chinese actor|
|6||Leilani Kai||1960||Professional wrestler|
|7||Kai Albrecht||1980||German actor|
|8||Kai Meyer||1969||German writer|
|9||Kai Owen||1975||British actor|
|10||Kai Ebel||1964||German journalist|
|11||Ma Kai||1946||Vice premier of China|
|12||Kai Maertens||1958||German actor|
|13||Kai Lentrodt||1969||German actor|
|14||Kai Hahto||1973||Finnish musician|
|15||Natasha Kai||1983||Soccer player|
|16||Kai Budde||1979||Professional Magic: The Gathering player|
|18||Kai Wingenfelder||1959||German musician|
|19||Kai Winding||1922||Danish-born American jazz musician and trombonist|
|20||Kai Taschner||1957||German actor and voice actor|
|21||Kai Scheve||1966||German actor|
|22||Caleb Lawrence McGillvary||1988||American criminal|
|23||Kai G. Henriksen||1956||Norwegian politician|
|24||Kai Siegbahn||1918||Swedish Physicist|
|25||Kai Gniffke||1960||German journalist|
|26||Kai Wulff||American actor|
|27||Kai Lenny||1992||Surfer, SUP, kitesurfer and allround water man|
|28||Zou Kai||1988||Chinese gymnast|
|29||Kai Vaine||1978||Finnish stage actor and television actor|
|30||Kai||1983||Japanese professional wrestler|
|31||Kai Hyttinen||1947||Finnish actor|
|32||Kai Noll||1964||German actor|
|33||Kai Ivo Baulitz||1971||German actor and author|
|34||Kai T. Erikson||1931||American sociologist|
|35||Kai Tracid||1972||German Trance DJ and producer|
|36||Kai Havaii||1957||German singer, actor and writer|
|37||Kai Helm||1957||German actor|
|38||Kai Dittmann||1966||German reporter|
|39||Kai Althoff||1966||Multimedia artist|
|40||Evie||1988||New Zealand based female professional wrestler|
|41||Kai Diekmann||1964||German journalist|
|42||Kai Krause||1957||German computer scientist|
|43||Kai-Michael Müller||1991||German actor|
|44||Kai Bird||1951||American journalist|
|46||Kai Niemann||1978||German composer|
|47||Kai Järvinen||Finnish journalist|
|48||Ho Kai||1859||Hong Kong politician|
|49||Ko Chen-tung||1991||Taiwanese actor and singer|
|50||Kai Johan Jiang||1965||Businessperson|
|51||Teanna Kai||1978||Pornographic actress|
|53||Kai Sichtermann||1951||German musician|
|54||Kai Eckhardt||1961||German musician|
|55||Kai Kustaa Vähäkallio||1940|
|56||Kai Karsten||1968||German radio host|
|57||Kai Künstler||1969||German actor|
|58||Kai Biermann||1972||German journalist|
|59||Kai Hirano||1987||Japanese footballer|
|60||Kai Maahs||1970||German actor|
|61||Kai Kazmirek||1991||German decathlete|
|62||Kai Lind||Finnish actor and singer|
|63||Kai Wu||Television writer|
|64||Kai Horstmann||1981||Zimbabwean rugby union player|
|65||Kai Sadinmaa||1964||Finnish priest|
|67||Liang Kai||1200||Chinese artist|
|68||Kai Merckx||1991||Dutch radio host|
|69||Kai Li||Computer scientist|
|70||Kai Warner||1926||German musician|
|71||Kai Herdling||1984||German footballer|
|72||Lam Ngai Kai||1953||Hong Kong film director|
|73||Kai Magnus Sting||1978||German actor and author|
|74||Kai Ronald Rohrschneider||1964|
|75||Kai Degenhardt||1964||German liedermacher|
|77||Kai Johansen||1940||Danish footballer|
|78||Kai Lüftner||1975||German musician and composer|
|79||Kai Soremekun||Filmmaker and actor|
|80||Kai Pflaume||1967||German television presenter|
|81||Kai Peter Wegner||1972||German politician|
|82||Asami Kai||1987||Japanese actress & gravure idol.|
|83||Kai Hawaii||1968||German journalist and disc jockey|
|84||Kai Ambos||1965||German judge|
|85||Kai Wiesinger||1966||German actor|
|86||Kai Atō||1946||Japanese actor|
|87||Qin Kai||Zhou Dynasty general|
|88||Kai Bülow||1986||German footballer|
|89||Kai Brückner||1969||German guitarist|
|90||Kai Brodersen||1958||German historian of ancient history|
|91||Kai Merilä||Finnish journalist|
|92||Carole Kai||1944||American musician|
|94||Gong Kai||1222||Chinese artist and government official|
|95||Kai Remlov||1946||Norwegian actor|
|96||Kai Z Feng||1982||Chinese photographer|
|97||Kai Häfner||1989||German handball player|
|98||Tian Kai||0200||Official serving as the Inspector of Qing province under the warlord Gongsun Zan|
|99||Kai Lung||Fictional character in a series of books by Ernest Bramah|
|100||Kai Kara France|
|101||Kai Lee||American writer|
|102||Kai Strittmatter||1965||German journalist and author|
|104||Kai Eide||1949||Norwegian politician|
|106||Lu Kai||0198||Eastern Wu politician|
|107||Kai Tanner||1969||Finnish actor|
|108||Kai Nürnberger||1966||German basketball player|
|109||Mago Chen Kai||1945|
|110||Kai Braden||1988||American actor, dancer and model|
|111||Kai Schürholt||1971||German theologian|
|112||Kai Borsche||1938||German cinematographer|
|113||Kai Ehlers||1944||German author|
|115||Kai Verbij||1994||Dutch speed skater|
|116||Kai Fjell||1907||Norwegian artist|
|117||Kai Nielsen||1882||Danish sculptor|
|118||Kai-Wolf Wandschneider||1959||German handball player|
|119||Kai Altair||1984||American singer, songwriter|
|120||Kai Fischer||1934||German actress and author|
|121||Kai Normann Andersen||1900||Danish film composer|
|122||Kai Holst||1913||Kai Holst|
|123||Kai Schmidt-Eisenlohr||1978||German politician|
|124||Kai Twilfer||1976||German author|
|126||Kai Martin||1956||Swedish journalist|
|127||Kai Klose||1973||German politician|
|128||Tan Kai||1973||Chinese environmentalist|
|129||Kai Donner||1888||Finnish politician and linguist|
|130||Kai Nordberg||1968||Finnish film producer|
|131||Kai Behrend||2000||German mathematician|
|132||Kai Lehmann||1971||German regional historian, medievalist and historian of modern age|
|133||Liu Kai||1987||Chinese baseball player|
|134||Kai Liekenbröcker||2000||German musician|
|135||Zhang Kai||1982||Chinese basketball player|
|137||Kai Puolamäki||Finnish physicist|
|138||Kai Reus||1985||Road bicycle racer|
|139||Kai Heerings||1990||Dutch football player|
|140||Kai Abruszat||1969||German politician|
|141||Kai Wargalla||1984||German politician and cashier|
|144||Kai Hafez||1964||German political scientist|
|145||Kai Vogeley||1963||German psychiatrist and physician|
|146||Kai Gehring||1977||German politician|
|148||Kai Jan Krainer||1968||Austrian politician|
|149||Kai Dige Bach||1936||Danish merchant|
|150||Kai Ekholm||1953||Finnish librarian and writer|
|151||Kai Adomeit||1968||German pianist|
|152||Kai Rüütel||1981||Estonian opera singer|
|154||Kai Robin Havnaa|
|155||Kai Emanuel||1968||German politician|
|156||Kai Hiemstra||1938||German entrepreneur|
|157||Kai Matthiesen||1962||German record producer|
|158||Kai Selliken||1946||Danish journalist|
|160||Kai Bäckström||Finnish actor|
|161||Kai Arzheimer||1969||German professor of Political Science|
|162||Kai Kivi||1959||Finnish singer and guitarist (1959-2007)|
|163||Kai Luehrs-Kaiser||1961||German author|
|164||Kai Vogelsang||1969||German sinologist|
|165||Kai Zwicker||1967||German politician|
|166||Kai Erik Herlovsen||1959||Norwegian football player and manager|
|167||Kai Suikkanen||1959||Finnish ice hockey player and coach|
|168||Kai Niemi||1955||Finnish speedway rider|
|169||Kai Kruse||1991||German paracyclist and pararower|
|170||Kai Mykkänen||1979||Finnish politician|
|171||Kai Schwind||1976||German journalist|
|172||Kai Risholt||1979||Norwegian footballer|
|173||Kai Londo||1845||Sierra Leonean tribal leader|
|174||Kai Hermann||1938||German journalist and writer|
|176||Kai Hensel||1965||German screenwriter|
|177||Hu Kai||1982||Chinese sprinter|
|178||Li Kai||1989||Chinese footballer|
|179||Kai Michalke||1976||German footballer|
|180||Kai Wehmeier||1968||German-American philosopher and logician|
|181||Kai Ellis||1980||Player of American and Canadian football|
|182||Kai U. Jürgens||1966||German opinion journalist|
|183||Kai Gersch||1971||German politician|
|184||Kai Kristian||1991||German ice hockey player|
|185||Kai Pulliainen||1955||Finnish musician|
|186||Kai Ruffing||1967||German historian|
|187||Kai Christiansen||1968||German screenwriter|
|188||Kai Holm||1896||Danish actor|
|189||Kai Trampedach||1962||German historian|
|190||Kai Rautenberg||1939||1939-2013 German composer|
|191||Kai Ewans||1906||Danish jazz reedist|
|192||Kai Grehn||1969||German director and writer|
|194||Kai Hammermeister||1967||German specialist in literature and university teacher|
|195||Kai Hospelt||1985||German ice hockey player|
|196||Kai Lehtinen||1958||Finnish actor and director|
|197||Kai Nurminen||1969||Finnish former ice hockey player|
|199||Lü Kai||Chinese politician|