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A few facts about the boy's name Kai:

  • Records indicate that 21,371 boys in the United States have been named Kai since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,925 people in the U.S. were given the name Kai. Those people are now 4 years old.

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      259 Positive Comments

  • "My 10 year old son is named Carson Kai. When he was born my husband was not comfortable giving him Kai as his first name. He felt it was too unusual. We called our son Carson for the first 6 years of his life until one summer he decided Carson was too common of a name. It took a while to make the change but now everyone knows him as Kai. The funny thing was that he started wrestling at a new club and the coach told him he would have to be called "Little Kai" because they already had a Kai at the club!! We live in Illinois where traditional names are the norm. Now we have a friend who is adopting their second son from China and will be naming him Kai too. Our Kai truly embodies all of the meanings attributed to his name. It is nice that he was able to choose it and that it fits him so well." May. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kai also. My boy is due in september. I've been calling him kai for months now. I get different reactions from people. Mostly positive. I've gone through baby name books by the dozen and it's by far the best name! I love it!" Aug. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my one and only Child, a Boy KAI! Fell in love with the name years before I ever thought I would have a child. So when I became pregnant, and found out I was having a Boy..it was my Only choice. My son is now 3 1/2 and Fits him perfectly! He loves his name and everyone says it fits him! We call him KAI KAI (prior referred to him as BABYKAI) easy to spell and also chosen for the Hawaiian name meaning OCEAN....We sing to him and so many words to Rhyme Kai WITH ;)" Nov. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my grandson's name, and often authorities spell it wrongly - Kia is the fave misspelling - but that's orange squash!" Oct. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second son's name is Jakai, but he often is called Kai by family and friends. I love the name, always have. It fits him well being that I recently discovered that Jakai means "He who troubleth" in Hebrew. He sure is a handful :) I thought that adding the "Ja" on Kai made it unique and able to use the name Kai at will being that I love it so much!" Sep. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name and my husband and I are considering naming our first son Kai!" Sep. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ok ..so I spelled my baby's name a little different, Khi...I can't find it anywhere, no meaning, nothing, but it is still pronounced Kai, I just thought that spelling reminded me to much of the girl cartoon Kai Lan...which by the way my friend named her little girl that before my son was born, so it didnt help ..I love the name either way!" Jun. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Kai and it is perfect. Big blue eyes, pisces. Love the name." Jun. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband comes from Scottish descent and we wanted to give our son a Celtic name, and Kai was just so right. I love how it means fire in Celtic and ocean in Hawaiian. I call him my little Ocean Fire" May. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 15 month old Son's name is Kai and I will never regret naming him so! It took a long time for the name to grow on me, but my husband kept pushing it and now I absolutely love it! We have neighbors who no matter how many times have been corrected still believe his name is Kyle, which drives me nuts being such a cooler name than Kyle! I really love how strong of a name Kai is, and know that he'll be able to take it into adulthood with confidence!" May. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "our 6 month old baby is called 'Kai' and we love it! When he was born we had wittled our list of names down to Tyler and Kai. My partner and eldest son Isaac chose Kai and I love it. Its a beautiful name and I love the fact no-one shortens it." Mar. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my week old baby Kai and picked the name while on our honeymoon in Hawaii where we conceived. We thought it would be neat to have a Hawaiian name. We were also pleased that there are Kai's in Finland (Scandinavia) also as my husband and I have Scandinavian background. It's a perfect name for our son and we've had many compliments on it." Feb. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have friends that name their kids kai because they think it's neat." Jan. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest son is named Kai and we love it. It suits him perfectly, reflects his dual heritage (American/Indian) and is contemporary, yet classic. He has been able to spell it for at least a year. Some people do misspell or mispronounce it as "Kia or Kay" but people do that to my name and it is Jennifer!" Nov. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I had been searching for boy names and couldn't agree on anything. I had been considering the name for a few weeks before I told my wife. She instantly fell in love with it. We have a daughter named Kirra and will soon have a son name Kai. Kirra and Kai..." Sep. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai and I think it suits him. I do run into people pronouncing it Kay or Kia but I attribute that to perhaps an individuals inability to read properly. When I first saw the name I knew how to read/say it so I dont get the confusion. People either hate it or love it but it suits my little one and I think it is unique!" Sep. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name so we named our first son "KAI". It's a strong name and he won't be confused with the flavor of the day name. '" Sep. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Kai, but I've gotten used to using it everyday. In Mandarin Chinese, it means "Triumph" or "Success". The "arc de triumph" in Paris is called "Kai Shuen Chiao" or "Bridge of Triumph"" Sep. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai, middle name James. I'd never seen teh German meaning before, but read it was Scottish for "fire" Hawaiian for "ocean" and Japanese for "seashell" (I think I got that right, but it might be switched for the Hawaiian and Japanese meanings)" Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 5 months pregnant with my third child. I totally love the name Kai for a girl but i think i am going to put a super twist on it and name her Kai-Lee Lu Gessler i know sum people will confuse it as kylie when they hear it but i dont mind explaining it.I have to do something cool for her name since my other girl's name is Shilynn Aiyahna Gessler!!" Jul. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Chinese meaning of Kai is triumphant or victorious. A great name that I hope my soon to be born son likes." Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Kai Oliver. I named him that because I love the ocean, turns out he is a pisces. Everyone spells it Kia and that's a cheap car! I hate that! He is everything the name means and suits him perfectly! I named him when I was 6 months pregnant and it stuck. Otherwise it would've been tater tot...." Jul. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kai [which is cool] but it is anoying because everyone in the world spells it wrong [kia, ki, ky, aks how to spell it]." May. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Kai and he is 9. He has beautiful big blue eyes just like the haiwaiian meaning for his name ' ocean '. Myself and my family call him ' kai - bi ' ." May. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "we love the name, my boy is 11 loves water and his names suits him to a tee, he is awesome and so his name. he was named after a swimmer and ironman in australia called kye hurst , but his spelling is kai." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my four year old daughter is also named KAI I think it is definitly unisex name because there are so many meanings I liked that it meant Ocean or Sea in hawaain since I had already determined Soleil which is french for sun would be her middle name. whenever we have a doctor or dentist appt she is almost always called KIA and I hate that but I expect it either that or they just call out her last name" Apr. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i hav a puupy staffy called kai.. luv the name and i think it suites him" Apr. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kai. If i ever have a boy i will definitely use it." Mar. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 2yr old son and his name is Kai. I love his name. My daughter's name is Kyla and I love her name also. I tried to give my kids names that wouldn't be hard for people to pronounce and that didn't work. He is often called Kia and she's often called Kayla. I think it's just the laziness of people to not even try to sound out the letters. I always liked the name Kai before having my son but I was not sure about using it for a boy. I knew it was to be his name through prayer and confirmation. We call him King Kai because he is in charge. We love our Kai........." Feb. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my son Kai, he is 11 now, its a great name and sounds very powerful when called out in a list of names - it means peaceful ocean in hawaiian, it means powerful leader in german, it means keeper of the keys;earth in welsh, it means chicken in Thai, it means food in new zealand, beautiful in south african, to change ones behavor to be more effective in japanese (as well as ocean) and my favourite is that it means willow tree in navajo indian... my son is great and it is a great name!!" Feb. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a unisex name. I love it. Well maybe thats just me cause my names Kai, & I'm a girl :) But i've met another girl w/ the name Kai before. never a boy, but its meant for both genders." Jan. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy's name is Kai Edward (if you were to ask him what his name is he would say, "Kai Kai"),he's 3 now and at the time when we named him I had never heard the name, I liked its originality. I do however hear it more often infact my boyfriends cousin just named her little boy Kai Edward...I know its a little wierd but hey its just a name lol...but usually when I her someone use the name its short for something like malachi, kyle, or cairo...either way it's still an awesome name ;)" Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai(he's 3) and we ever often lengthen his name to include his middle name Noah as well. We were very 'sea' themed at the time. The only problem I have with the name Kai is that some people assume it is short for Kyle." Jan. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai Patrick. He is a year and a half now. I LOVE his name and its the only name my husband and I would agree on. (Patrick after my husbands first name). My husband is Filipino and I am Italian and Irish so he is a beautiful mix of nationalities. I wanted a name that was fitting for his Filipino side but not too different and weird. I found it on coolnames.com. It said it was Hawaiian and meant the Ocean or Sea... We get mixed reactions. Most love it but some people give us weird looks...oh well. Everyone definitely says it wrong...people always spell it Kia and pronounce it like the car brand. I prefer uncommon names and I never heard this name when I named my son. My daughter is Mackenzie which we call Kenzie and it was also an uncommon name back in 2001 when I named her. Its a little more common now." Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai Hannah and i am a 18 year old female from Australia i love my name my mum named me Kai after the youngest daughter in the 1st version of 'The king and I' alot of people when they 1st read my name think its 'Kia' or 'Kay' i also get the 'hi Kai' 'bye Kai' jokes i also get alot of people telling me it means food in New Zealand i just tell them it means alot of things in alot of languages, i have never met another girl named Kai but i have met a few guys with the name" Nov. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think that the name Kai is a very cool name because it is my little 7 year old brothers name. Although he is a little brat and does not get in trouble for everything he is still my little brother and Ilove him as he is (A BRAT)." Nov. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a cool name that someone can be proud of at any age. If our baby turns out to be a boy that will be his name. It is the one name my husband and I agreed on!" Oct. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name! Has many different meanings in a number of languages" Sep. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are Chinese and we named our younger son Kai. The reason we gave him this name was because his Chinese name is "Kai-Ming". We absolutely love the name because it sounds cool and is different. It means "Happiness" in Chinese. We were actually surprised that there were other people (Caucasians)named "Kai" in our area, and it seems to be getting more popular, which my wife doesn't like." Aug. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai Alexander as well and I get nothing but compliments on the name. It's funny, most people who are introduced to Kai the first time happen to know another Kai. It didn't seem very popular when my husband and I chose it, but it seems many people know at least 1 Kai from somewhere." Aug. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sons name, and i still love it just as much now! despite callin it out a million times a day lol...never get bored of it...we have some people spellin it wrong in cards or callin him Kay or Kyle, but i always correct them! If he had of been a girl he would have been Kaiya." Aug. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kai.. I think that it is different, and I haven't met anyone with this name... I am 8 months pregnant, and am thinking of name my son Rowan Kai. What do you all think of this name? Just curious." Jul. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kai Daniel my mom tells me that my dad saw it titling a jewlery store in nyc so he made it my first and middle name" Jul. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai's a unisex name, so it suits either boy or girl. There is a specifically male spelling- Kye.. i do think it's rather cute too" Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name for a guy. I'm a girl but my parents were gonna name me Kai if I was a boy. It's really cute :)" Jun. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai seems like such a powerful name. Almost like a king's name. When I first heard that name, I imagined someone who's tall, muscular, highly intelligent, & extremely good looking! A real manly man. LOL! I'm surpised that so many girls have that name. Still, when I have my son, I will name him Kai William (William after my dad's name)." Jun. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai and I'm 10 years old. It is awesome and I've only met one person with my name and it was a boy. Only his name was spelled Kye. Sometimes people call me Kia...I hate that." May. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like the name Kai. Honestly, I think it's a unisex name because I like it for a girl too. I have a friend and her name is Kai." Apr. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, but, unfortunately, it translates to "fall" in Spanish. My family is Cuban. It's a shame." Mar. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai Edmund Mayne, born 1950. Mom said there was a band leader that traveled the midwest in the late 40's. Probably Kai Winding. Saw him on the old Mike Douglas talk show in the mid to late 60's. I have loved the name and passed it on to my son, Kai Juston Mayne. In my many years, I have only met two Kai's. One a Canadian man of European birth and a Canadian woman of Aisian decent who pronounced it Kay. I have read about a couple others and know people who know people etc. Hope my Son has a boy and continues the name. Talked to a guy who named his Son, Kai and said there was a Scandanavian community in Wisconsin he was from that had many Kai's living there." Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name Kai but my older sons name is Jai! lol so my son to bes middle name will be kai. i love the name! his first name will be saber which means sword, so he will either be an ocean sword or a fire sword, depending which meaning you use :)" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is my sons name. His Middle name is Xavier. I love this name, it is unique and interesting. It will also be easy for him to spell when he learns to write his name. My husband and I couldn't have picked a better name." Feb. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 3yo son is Kai Johann, after a German relative and another German friend. We love the name and so far, we've heard only compliments on it. The only confusion has been from one person who thought it might be short for Kyle." Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Kai and i love it! It means Ocean which i think is cool and his middle name is nixon brandon, nixon cos his dad is nick and hes his son (nickson)and brandon afta his older brother who sadly couldnt stay. :(" Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "From very early on in my pregnancy I knew my son (or daughter) would be named Kai. He has an older brother named Aidan Raine (Aidan meaning 'little fiery one' and Raine for water obviously... Kai means the ocean or the sea in Hawaiian and I have heard it also means 'fire' in Welsh I believe... friends and family have either loved it or really disliked it but he's already a Kai to me... his middle name is Hendrik (after my mother who passed from Holland named Hendrikje)" Jan. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 2 year old son's name is Kai. It means 'Ocean' in Japanese as well as in Hawaiian which is appropriate for my son since he is half Japanese and my husband and I were married in Hawaii. I also like the fact that it's simple and easy for people to remember." Dec. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai Harlen Richard...middle names after his grandpa's. He is almost 5 and everyone I know loves the name. His baby sister's name is Kenzi. I personally think the name "Kai" is very masculine and bold. People rarely miss pronounce his name. If Kai had been a girl..I was going to name him/her Kylee." Dec. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i gave my son the name kai alexander,he is seven months old now and i have very differnt reactions to the name. people sometimes mispronounce it but i live in tn so i expect them to lol i had never heard the name b4 i gave it 2 my son and since then i have heard it a few times. i hope it doesn't become too popular because it's uniquness is what i love." Nov. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I found the name Kai in a baby book when I was 2 months pregnant. We settled on that and never even entertained the idea of a different name. Our daughter is named Kai-Lynn Ranae and people just adore the name Kai. Although we have only came across boys with the name so far." Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is an amazing name. We decided to name our boy Kai - he is due to be born this November. We found out that the name Kai means:ıoceanı in Hawaiian, ıwillow treeı in Navajo Indian, ıkeeper of the keysı in Scotland and Wales, ıvictoriousı ıtriumphantı or ıhappyı in Chinese, ırejoiceı - Scandinavian, ılovableı in Ghana, ıbeautifulı in South Africa, ıfireı in Ireland, ıfoodı - New Zealand Maori, ıleaderı and ıoceanı in Japanese, ıyoungı in Latin and ıwarriorı in German! We decided after hearing it and finding out it meant ocean first of all - the other meanings are a nice surprise!" Oct. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 7 year old son's name is Kai and he is such a "Kai". People really respond to the name and we get tons of positive comments. It fits him so well, strong, straight forward...but unique!" Oct. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 7 month old son is Kai William. I have a cousin named Ky too. We prefered the original spelling of the name. Everyone we know loves the name. However, I didn't realize when I named him Kai that so many girls had the name too." Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 7 month old son is Kai William. I have a cousin named Ky too. We prefered the original spelling of the name. Everyone we know loves the name. However, I didn't realize when I named him Kai that so many girls had the name too." Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kairos Haisten and he is called Kai. Most people think it is a wonderful name. Alot of older,conventional type people don't seem to get it, they call him "ty" or "kyle". Kairos means "God's special moment" which he is." Aug. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our son Kai when he is born in 3 weeks. I was wondering if anyone has trouble with their son getting called Kay or anything else that can be confusing for people. We really like this name and don't want it to be a burden for him because people just can't get it right." Aug. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my baby boy Kai...i found it on a native american name site.. It said it was a female name meaning willow tree. But i still want to use it for my little boy. I love it and no other name feels right." Aug. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name came to me. I have been calling my future son Kai since probably the third month of pregnancy. I had planned to name my daughter the same, if my budding baby was a girl. I have had difficulty arriving at a middle name and have focused upon a middle name beginning with a "J." I like all the multiple meanings and origins of the name. My other choices were Khalil and Caleb. I am a teacher and am exposed to a variety of student names." Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Kai is 1.... my wife and I love this name. Some people can get hung up on it only being an Asian name but they simply don't get it. The name goes back a long way. Look Up The Pharaoh Kufu's high priest.... you guessed it. His name was Kai. Regardless it is becoming wildly popular is Ireland and gaining steam in the US." Aug. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai and I thing it's a rough and straight name. It's very unique so it fits perfect to my individual style ;-)" Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've given birth to a beautiful baby boy who is 2 weeks old now and we've given him the name Kai hich I came across in a magazine so far everyone loves it and we don't no anyone with this name,it dosen't seem to be common in Ireland I hope my son will love it too as much as we love him." Jul. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new baby newphew just named Kai Miller Jones he is gorgeous and so is the name" Jul. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are about to call our little boy Kai. He is due in 6 weeks and as soon as I heard it early in the pregnancy we knew it was perfect. We're from Australia and there aren't many little dudes called Kai here. Its a strong and unique name and we are looking forward to meeting him!" Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name :-) It is so lovely! A strong and beautifully sounding name! It is short, clear, easy to pronounce in any language. It has so many and only positive meanings. The name Kai is also historical. Caius, from where Kai originates, was a very common name in the Roman Empire. Famous bearers were Caius Julius Caesar, Pope Caius (283-296), etc. The name Kai could sound historic but also very modern, charming and masculine. What a smart and original name! Kai is the name of the boy in the "Snow Queen" fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Some celebrities have kids or grandkids named Kai - Jennifer Connely, Cindy Crawford, Donald Trump, etc." Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "whats the meaning of it in japanese im getting a yorkie hopefully if its a male i m going to name him kai or if its a girl the name will be saya!!!" Jul. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone things my sons name is Kia like the car not Kai. I love the name and wouldn't change it for the world." Jun. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new little grandson is called Kai Christopher and i just love the name Kai and the meaning, beautiful name!" Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kai! We named our third son Kai and we get one of two things. Blank stares. Those are usually the folks that I would never take advice from to begin with ;) and then there are surprised looks and many compliments at what a strong nice name it is. I think it is a creative name that carries with it so many positive attributes, especially as a male name, especially strength." Jun. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i just name my son born 3/3008 kai b4 i named him this i had never heard the name since then i am hearing it..maybe i just pay more attention now.. but i still love the name unique w/out being out there" May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kai russell, and people always get my name wrong, but my name is a reflection of who i am, so people can call me what they wish, i know who i am." May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai after meeting someone in college (casual aquaintance) who had that name. I just loved the name and meaning behind it so when I knew I was having a boy, there was no question I would name him that! It's been mispronounced a few times, but I know my son won't mind. His personality matches his name. Ever since he was born 2 years ago, we call him Kai Kai." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1976 in Germany and I am very happy that my parents gave me the name Kai (k-eye). It is a fairly common name in Germany. I love it and always had a very positive response regarding it. I was told that it's origin is Northern Europe but since I live in Canada I realized that it is also common in Hawaii as well as China. The last name of a friend of mine is Kai and he is Chinese. People that say it does not sound like a real name need to know that this name goes back as far as the time of the Viking Age (700 to 1100)." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 19 month old is Kai Malcolm and he IS his name. He is handsome -beautiful little guy and gets TONS of compliments on his name! It is easy for all the other toddlers in his class to say as well...I am so happy I picked this name for him - he fits it well! -Amy" Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Christopher Kai but we call him Kai. I think it is beautiful and a strong male name. We also have a daughter named Kyra (pronounced Key-ra) and I love having unique names for both of my kids. People will always mispronounce a unique name but that doesn't make it any less cool of a name." Apr. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kai and i hate it when i get old enough im changing my name to jakaiyah" Apr. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai. When I was younger I hated it because everyone else was named Nicole or Betty. However I am proud that my parents were brave enough to name me Kai. Its an exotic and sexy name. In Africa it means lovable." Apr. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kai. He is 2 now and everyone talks about how neat and unusual his name is. We chose his name because we both have unique names and thank our parents for defying convention. We were raised to be unique and to be leaders, with Kai meaning leader that is how we want to raise him." Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In 1999, we named our son Kai. Having lived in Hawaii and a life long beach bum, it seemed the perfect name for my little man, and he has grown into quite the character! A very social 3rd grader, he just brought home a report card of 10 A's and 2 B's, is working towards his brown belt in Han Guk Mu Sool (a Korean martial art) and helps his mom and dad and anyone else in any way he can. People sometime call him Kyle but it doesn't bother him at all. He knows who he is!" Mar. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just really love the name Kai, to be honest. . ." Feb. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "THis is our son's name and we absolutely love..! :)" Jan. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! To be honest girls love it, too. ;-)" Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kai. i am 10 years old. people always spell my name wrong. i like my name because i don't know anyone else with this name. i live in prescot, liverpool." Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name. Kai has many more meanings than most web sites describe. In Chinese, Kai, means "Enlightened One". In Celtic, the sound of Kai, means leader, it is also an ancient Greek name." Dec. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it. It sounds very modern, and I think it reflects our increasingly multicultural world." Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced k-eye (ky) Most people we have met LOVE the name. we have met 2 people named Kai. people never mis pronounce it when they read it but they do ask occasionally how to spell it when they ask his name" Nov. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm not sure why... but people spell it Kia for some reason. Most always think I'm kidding when I say my name is Kai. Despite all this, I love my unique name." Nov. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "kai is ok for older boys as a nickname but not as a first name for anyone" Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson's name is Kai, born August 2007, in Okinawa Japan to American (father) and Japanese (mother). Beautiful name and baby." Sep. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! My name is Kai. What's unusual about me though is the fact that I am a girl. I'm 18 years old so I was named before parents started to name girls Kai. In Chinese, my name means happiness, although Kai is also a rare name to be given to a girl in China as well. Even though people have a difficult time pronouncing my name, (they usually say Kay or Kei) I love it all the same." Sep. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's such a cool name! I love it because it not just Hawaiian but it's Japanese too and it mean the same thing, sea.If I have a son I will name him Kai no matter what anyone says about it." Aug. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son who is 7 years old is called Kai. We love the name as it is very contempory and catchy. It means the sea in hawaiian which is probably why he loves playing at the beach where we live!" Jul. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have met a few more kai`s as I get older.Infact there is a lad with the same name in my boys class at school.I think that it is one of the coolest names ever.Who cares if people spell it wrong occassionaly,you just put them right.Im now 34,and I love my name.I have had several babies named after me coz the parents liked the name..." Jul. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Family friend in Northern Germany named his son, now 32 years old, Kai; and grandson just born in VA, USA was named Kai." Jul. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "wasnt sure about name at first but now got a grandson called kai and he's gorgeous and really suits it" Jul. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Fantastic name, my son is called this and everytime i say it, it sounds so up-to-date and catchy!" Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name kai. The kai I know is very outgoing and friendly, and handsome!" Jun. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, my name is Kai and I am 16 years old. I have not met any other people in my life named Kai, but then again I have not been to many different places. It is nice having such a different name and I am glad that I have it." Jun. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am having a baby boy in August, and his name will be Kai. My mother is German, so I wanted a European name, and this name is popular in Germany. I also love that it comes from so many places and has so many cool meanings. I just hope that my son enjoys having an unusual name as much as I do." Jun. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am having a baby boy in August, and his name will be Kai. My mother is German, so I wanted a European name, and this name is popular in Germany. I also love that it comes from so many places and has so many cool meanings. I just hope that my son enjoys having an unusual name as much as I do." Jun. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is a great name; it is both Hawaiian meaning Ocean and also Gaelic, but one of the more interesting and recent meanings is one-who-can-kick-the-butt-of-the-worm-who-left-the-comment-on-May 27th. Bring it on Retardo!" Jun. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai 3 years ago. I love the name and since naming him I have heard around 4 other couples naming there baby Kai." May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kai, and im a girl! i love my name and i am proud to have it with me." May. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im just about to be a godmother to my best friends son, whos called kai. its such a different name, and ive liked it ever since i first heard of it. its such a lovely name just like him. hes a beautiful boy and will have all the girls after him when he's older." May. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I am Kai and I am 51 years old. So its not a new thing, but its good. Not only your name is intrsting, the main thing is the combination > name, birth date, time, place. All this together should be connected to your name." May. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a baby boy and named him Kai. I think it is exotic and unusual, masculine and strong. Most people I know have never heard of it. It's possible that he could go through school and never have another Kai in his class or his school. I have a name that was quite commonly given in the 60's and 70's and I got tired of sharing my name with so many people. I hope he appreciates having such a unique and beautiful name." May. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Brit living in Japan and this is the name my Japanese wife and I chose for our son. It has the advantage of sounding like both a European and a Japanese name. Written in Japanese kanji we use the character for "ocean"." Apr. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons nameis Kai and he is 6 now, i always recieve positive feedback and never get sick of saying it!" Apr. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother is called kai, i always spell it right, but when he receives b'day cards, his friends somestimes spell it wrong!" Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son kai he is now 5 months old and we love the choice we made its unusual but not agimmic name. we love the meaning of it and its just the best name we could have chosen for our gorgeous son sarah&mark" Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name! It is so adorable and I think it ages well, too bad my husband hates it!" Feb. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "A beautiful name for a boy or girl. It's on the top of my list for my unborn, especially because my name, Meredith, means "protector of the sea"" Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our now 2 year old son Kai. We loved it because it was different, simple and strong, yet a name that is "heard of". We had a few turned heads in the beginning, but now we get compliments all the time on his name." Feb. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new baby boy is called Kai and it means 'The Sea' in Hawaiian and 'food' or 'to gather food' in Maori. It is a simple and exotic name which means many things in many different cultures. It is also a Japanese name, which I believe means 'The Earth'. It also means 'plentiful' in China." Feb. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, who is 6 now is called Kai. I love the name and he describes it as 'cool!'. I think its unique and i always recieve positve comments. I suppose its not everybodies cup of tea but then again maybe neither was Kay etc and other one syllable names, when they were first originated. we have to move on with the times....!" Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my quarter Japanese son KAI. It means so many beautiful and different things in various countries: KAI means 'The sea' in Hawaii KAI means 'The earth' in Japan KAI means 'Plentiful' in China KAI means 'Food' in Maori It is also a Scandinavian and Welsh name also." Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai in 1986 in spite of opposition from his mother. He is now 20 years old and absolutely loves the name and feels very fortunate that I chose it for him. I was originally inspired by the richness and nobility in the role of Kai played by the late Michael Gothard in the 1970's show 'Arthur Of The Britons'. I always understood it to be of Viking origin meaning 'Dance Of Rejoicing' which is exactly how I felt when he was born." Jan. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Kai is 4. I love his name and he gets complimented all the time. It's strong and beautiful and so is he!" Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "WE named our second son Kai. We love it and always get positive comments about the name. Only downfall is the great grandparents sometimes call him Kia-like the car. But Great Grandparents are allowed to mispronounce and get away with it! Still wouldn't change it...." Jan. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our Daughter Kai Elizabeth. I love the name and feel its very modern and hip. We felt its a beautiful and appropriate name since we conceived her at the beach after surfing all day." Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kai. He is the coolest little surfer boy ever! He is very outgoing and friendly and people who meet him always comment that they think Kai is a great name." Dec. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm probably the only girl on here that is called Kai...we spell it Kye. My name is Jessica, but my Dad started calling me Kye when I was just a little girl. I love it and wish more people with call me by it...usually it is just my family." Dec. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first son Kai and think it is a real nice name that is a bit unusual" Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is khi pronounced the same as kai and I am a girl.My name was originally spelt Kai but many thought it was pronounced "Kay" so my parents changed it to Khi. I like my name and like the fact that it is so unusual especially for girls!" Dec. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai (k-EYE, not k-AY) has no many different meanings from so many different cultures, and I'm proud that our second son's name is Kai. I disagree that it's a "trendy" name - for although it might seem so because of how little one might hear it, in Filipino (my cultural background), it is the beginning of the word "kaibigan," which means friend. Also, in Hawaiian, it means sea - which to me means tranquility and peace. It's a name with firm roots." Nov. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Kai he is 6 now. I always get good feedback about the name. I like the pronouciation of it and what it means which is 'sea'. My son says it is 'COOL'!! By Kai and mum" Nov. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "DUDE! KAI IS SUCH A HOT NAME! Or I might just be saying this cause I know a hot Kai :)" Nov. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai, I used to hate it in school because it rythmes with loads of other words. It grew on me though and now people say I have a cool name :-) Means a lot of different things in different languages." Nov. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is a great, strong, respectful Russian name although the child will be focused on himself strongly rather then others more so a loner which isn't always bad!" Nov. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 1/2 year old son is named Kai. I love the name, and its many meanings (Sea, Fire) Its poetic, strong and simple. I have noticed a surge of Kais lately, but no matter it is a beautiful name. Lygeia" Nov. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its one of the names on my shortlist for my baby boy - has positive meanings in pretty much every language in the world. In my native country is from the Old Welsh "Cai" meaing to rejoice" Oct. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my Daughter 'KAI', after my longtime love of the ocean surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. Kai is the only name I'd even considered for my Child!! Being a unisex name, everyone we meet loves it...." Oct. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "our son's name is kai and he's a handsome legend!!" Oct. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the same name. But mine is spelled Ky. I really like it altough everyone mistakes it for Ty, Sky, or Kyle." Oct. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is an amazing name. I have a 3yr old son named Kai. From the moment I found the name I had no doubt in my mind that it was the perfect name!!!" Oct. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai. We chose it because of the numerous meaning and the fact that they all have pretty positive spins." Oct. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "No way will get a beating in school, it's a strong name for strong people. Simple, therefore beautiful." Sep. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's name is kai, its becoming popular here in scotland, and everyone loves it. its a strong name and everyone we meet absolutely loves our chose of name, wouldnt change it for the world" Sep. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 17 month old son is named Kai. Of course we think it's a great name and keep in mind that ya can't please 'em all. The name has a great combination of power and uniqueness to set it apart from the "Freds" and "Johns" of the world. If you are worried about your son getting beat up over something silly like a name, teach him Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai for starters, that should give the "Guidos" pause for thought ;) namaste" Sep. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is one of the rare names that is spelled the same way and has strong, positive meanings in many languages. Those who've given it thumbs down obviously don't know the meaning(s) of it!" Sep. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, due Jan 2, 2007 will be named Kai. Goes great w/ our LONG last name, is not one that people can create dumn nicknames from, is unique but not bizarre...and sounds soothing and GOOD." Sep. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it is masculine and deep sounding. Will definitley add this to the baby name list." Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son name is Kai and I see nothing but calmness when I look into his eyes. I know I chose the best name from him." Sep. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are planning to name our son, Kai as well. It's very unique and definitely uncommon." Sep. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son will be born in january, and my fiance` and i both agree we love the name Kai" Sep. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 5 months old and is half Vietnamese. The name fits his unique look perfectly, and I can't imagine my mellow little man being named anything else. It's different without being strange." Sep. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son and uncle are both named Kai, we are africans and it means strong warriore, i love the name and i was proud giving it to my son" Aug. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our forthcoming son will most likely be named Kai - it is the one name my wife and I have strongly agreed on and the name conjures up meanings in various cultures of the sea, strength, wisdom, and cultural cohesion which is sorely needed in our crazy world. Go get 'em Kai!! :-)" Aug. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "bloody great name, definetely callin my son (due in 3 weeks) kai, its original snappy and rememberable!" Aug. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 17 and his name Kyron, his nick name is and always has been Ky which is pronounced the same way as Kai. Let me just say anyone who has crossed his path loves the name, especially the ladies!!! It's masculine yet adorable at the same time ;o)" Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is my son's name. He is now 11 months old. I chose this name because it is masculine, short, and has several positive meanings. I grew up in a family that loves the ocean, and thought that name Kai was perfect! I can't picture him with any other name. I get nothing but wonderful comments about his name." Aug. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a German and my name is Kai... it's a common name here and I was surprised it has so many meanings in some other languages! although my partens surely didn't think of it - I like that hawaiian meaning ... "ocean" ... love it" Aug. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Like this name and would consider using it if we have a boy." Aug. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My patner and i just had a beautiful baby boy, and we've called him KAI, as my other half is a fisherman and one of the meanings is ocean we thought it was the perfect name!" Aug. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its an awesome name. I love it and it really goes to charactor with this boy i met with that name a long time ago. He loves it and although it isn't because of that name that we had married, but it plays a small part." Aug. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Have a grandson named "Kai". He was conceived while on vacation in Kauai and the parents wanted a Hawaiian name for their son. Everyone just loves the name." Aug. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Quarter Danish and there are a couple of my relatives called Kai - really like it. If I do have a boy, Kai will be in my list of names!" Aug. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai. I am a native Hawaiian. Don't name your kid Kai just because it sounds cute, it is as ancient as the islands themselves and as respected as it's meaning.And just because you may conceive your kids on the islands does'nt mean they are Hawaiian. Stick with what you know." Aug. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sons name is Isiah Kai. i love that name it is really beautiful" Aug. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Husband and I would love to have a boy, just so that we can name him Kai!!! We love it!!!" Aug. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kai in 2002 after Kai Hansen of the old metal band Helloween, he loves his name and thinks that no one else can be called Kai. We have heard it only four other times here in Nashville, two were girls, and one of course is Kai Rysdall, and the other was a boy his age. We loved the Welsh/Scottish/German implications of the name too." Aug. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "beyblade character kai is my favourite it means ocean and i love water" Jul. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 7 month old is caled Kai wanted something unusual and easy to spell for his older brother who has Aspergers Syndrome. The meanings are an added bonus and it felt perfect when he was born" Jul. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sons name is kai, we all love it! totally suits him" Jul. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kai, im 15. ive only ever met 1 person with the same name. its an awesome name and people love it. although often mispernounced it is an awesome name i am proud to have" Jul. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People are so crazy. "EEEEEEK!" Haha... Who goes on these sites just to criticize names. Freeeeeeakkkk My name is Kai. I'm Chinese and was born in Shanghai, and the name was phonetically transliterated into English. In Chinese, the character "Kai" has multiple meanings: one, it is a form of calligraphy or Artful Writing; two, it means Creativity; three, it means Role Model, someone of strength whose experience is to be emulated. I am a girl, and all my life, every time I tell someone my name, I inevitably get "that's a beautiful name!" It is. And I'm very appreciative that my parents gave me this name." Jul. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name kai, becouse it is so unusuall,I have got twin boys on the way and we are thinking of calling them conner and kai, its a name that will make the child stand out, but in a positive way! unlike if you called a child apple!" Jun. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Sons name is Kai and I love it ... the meaning was the key reason for picking it. We went to Hawaii while my wife was preganant so it was very fitting." Jun. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I JUST NAMED MY SON KAI. I WAS SURPRISED THAT A NAME COULD HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT MEANINGS, ALTHOUGH ALL OF THEM ARE PLEASANT. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE HAWAIIAN MEANING" Jun. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY SON'S NAME IS KAI WHICH COMES FROM HIS GERMAN SIDE OF THE FAMILY. WE LOVE IT AND SO DOES HE." Jun. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name kai its so unusual and great. i rate it 10/10. as well as being a great name it also have a great meaning too" Jun. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Kai. My husband vetoed every name I threw at him until I came across this one. We have always had the ocean in our hearts so it really appealed to us and it fits our son beautifully. As far as "middle school beatings" go, I'd like to meet the kid who is going to take Kai down. Remember, hurricanes come from the ocean, too." Jun. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm considering this unique name for my son due in October. I grew up with an unusual first name and I love it, I'm sure he'll appreciate this name - there are plenty out there that are worse!" Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I would love to name my child Kai... either a boy or a girl." Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Actually, here Kai was a very famous name after the anime series Beyblade was aired. I think it's quite a unique name." May. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I have a boy this is the name I have chosen. I didn't even know it had all these meanings, I knew of the Origins. I have to admit I fell in love with the name because of a character on a TV show :)" May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "whoever said that kai was pronouced "K" is ignorant. It's "kie" or "Sky" w/o the S." May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "whoever said that kai was pronouce "K" is ignorant. It's "kie" or "Sky"." May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I personally like the name Kai. After reading the other comments, I now know what it means. I used to be obsessed with the name Kai because I used to watch Beyblade, and my favorite Beyblader's name was Kai. Haha, anywho. Lovely name, but it's often misprounounced when someone just sees the spelling." May. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's funny, my friend's aunt just had a baby she named Kai. Her four year old son watches a TV show with one of the characters named Kai. So they're both happy with the name!" May. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 2yr. old son is named Kai because half of our family lives in Hawaii. He has eyes like the sea and is fiercely determined...it fits. His name was going to be Gabriel but when he was born he didn't look like that. We went on a whim and we have only met 2 other kids with that name. We love it and are glad he will be unique instead of one of five Aidens or Ethans in his class." May. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I will name our son Kai. The people that have a problem with the name have to be shallow and uncultured because if they had any ounce of intelligence they would love the name. I bet Kai sounds better than the name of any of the people that have something derogatory to say about it." May. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Qhen I was pregnant, our names were Kai for a boy, & Kyla for a girl. We had our Kai-guy, & although some people here (Toronto) raise their eyebrows, most definitely love it, to the point of writing down the spelling. There is no other name for our Kaiser - he is a Kai, & we love it." May. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it. Remember LEXX... beautiful dead man named Kai." May. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "To the poor folk who think Kai is terrible, "major eeek", too foreign and trendy, "beat me up" karma, etc: Get a life! And expand your horizons a little! Don't be so USA-centric and pull off those blinders. I love my name, Kaipono, of which Kai is the nickname for! And it's as strong and you want it to be... I was never licked in high school!" May. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My newborn son's name is Kai and we love it, as most people of our generation do. I find it's mostly older generations that think the name is bit strange, or just don't like it. (although many people from older generations like it very much too!)" May. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name. Its an interesting name. Not to many people have (yet) and anybody with is probably a very unique individual who is probably a great person to be around!" Apr. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kylie and I call her Kai. We are Hawaiian and from Hawaii and the name is very common there. I personally think it is a great name and has a beautiful meaning." Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just learned that the name given to my 3-day-old great-nephew is "Kai." Here's to his wonderful life!" Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had no idea it had become so popular. We thought he'd have it all to himself when our son was born, but we've met at least 5 others since then. Still a great name and very meaningful." Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfireds name is kai, and I think its the most wonderful name ever." Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a unique beautiful sweet name. Any negative comments is more than likely down to jealously!" Apr. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I fell in love with the name the first time I heard it some 10 years ago in Germany." Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our son's name and we get positive reactions to it everywhere we go. Another cultural reference- Mt. Kailas in Tibet is considered the center of the universe by Hindus." Apr. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my middle-name and I like it! I am a 38-year old boy from germany, and I hardly ever meet other "Kai's". The pronounciation is, as mentioned above, like "SKY" without the "S". The best proven but yet least known meaning of the name is like-> "he who holds/carries/throws the spear" and it's a CELTIC name. greetz from germany" Apr. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "KAI is pronounced kie, with a long i. The person who said it was a part of "o.k." is simply ignorant and should be ignored." Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai in 1990,a 1 of a kind. Now I'm an OB nurse and I've seen a few Kai's born in 2000's. One syllable names are great for your kids, when your yelling at them:)" Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "it rocks! DONT U DARE CALL IT STUPID, IT IS ALL DIFFERENT!" Apr. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "our son is 7 yrs old and we absolutely love his name. He isnt too fussed with it but we feel its trendy now at his age and think it will be even trendier as an adult" Mar. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have never met anyone with this name apart from the little boy in 'maid in manhatton'! if i have a little boy in the future i would love to call him kai...its unusual and unique and i love it!!" Mar. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai johansson was a famous soccer player (Glasgow Rangers).Because of this there are literaly hundreds of boys called Kai in Scotland.Kai is common in Scandinavia,Scotland,Germany,Holland." Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai. I picked it because its simpled and east to spell." Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Kai is a great name. I am currently pregnant and if its a boy, we are naming him Kai. If its a girl, we are naming her Kailah." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 3rd child will be named Kai, he is due in June. I don't know anyone with this name and when we did hear of the name we knew straight away it'd be the name of our son. BEAUTIFUL NAME!!" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai and I love it, I thihk it's a very sexy name for a man, besade that my husban love the ocean, he is a lifguard and a big surfer...so it's comes perfect." Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai. He was born in February of 1998. It was really not common then. My husband's family had not met me yet and assumed that because we were naming our son Kai, then I must be ethnic. Not so! And actually my husband picked the name out, there was body builder named Kai being profiled in one to his body building magazines. Everyone usually assumes that I am calling him Kai, short for Kyle, or that I am saying Kyle. I ended up loving it because of the meanings. Mainly since it means ocean and I grew up in Florida. At the beach every weekend. He has never been made fun of. And God knows our entire community knows who Kai is, because he is the only one!" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Killer name, funny to read all the thumbs downerz.. what a bunch of KOOKS. My son name Kai, he from Bali Indo...Big brown and strong" Mar. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai. It suits my strong, independent-minded boy. For all those naysayers, let's think outside of the box. No one in my son's life will ever have to say "Kai who?" Open up." Mar. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a girl cousin born in the 1960's with the name Kai and I have never met anyone but her with the name, so it's kind of a surprise to me that Kai would be a trending boy name." Mar. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Chinease, it means: triumphant, music of triumph,peaceful and happy. Great name." Feb. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nephew's name is Kai and I love it. It is simple but strong and beautiful. It's funny that a few people have given it a thumb's down with such ignorant comments like incorrect pronunciation(short for okay)and saying its meaningless (it has numerous meanings). I wonder what their names are (they're just bitter that their parents probably didn't think when naming them; just chose something easy and common... David, John, Zack, Phillip...) Booooooooooooooo." Feb. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very strong and unigue with positive meanings behind the name. Not one to be chosen by those only comfortable with customary names such as Steve, John, Lisa....." Feb. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "www.kaiblackwood.com He is a god. If for no other reason, name your kid after him." Feb. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im havin a baby in 3 wks and calling him kai i love his name" Feb. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Perhaps some of the commenters need to step out of their trailer park middle-america, slack-jaw-yokel, American Idol watchin lives and get a whiff of reality. If you need to shorten O.K., then america is in some real trouble long term." Feb. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is such a cool name. I Love it and am defenitly considering calling my first child it." Feb. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai after his great grandfather who was from Denmark. I loved the name and had never heard it before. Most people ask how it is spelled and think they did not hear it right. He was born in 1990 and I have run into several people with the name but most think it is a Hawaiian name." Feb. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it.. If I become pregnant again and the baby is a boy, I'll call him KAI. It's a nice and unique name. Btw my hubby is from New Caledonia." Jan. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai but I spell it Khai. It is pronounced the same, but I put an "H" in there. I love the name because it is unique and still easy to pronounce." Jan. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name! Short, strong but sweet. My son will be Kai:)" Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Kai is an Awesome name, uncommom in South Africa." Certainly unique. Our will be names "Kai"" Jan. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's not "trendy" in Hawai'i! If people would learn to pronounce it correctly (with a long 'i' sound) and not be so provincial, they'd understand what a classy, classic, masculine name this really is." Jan. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My eleven year old dog is called Kai, i think it's a very strong , handsome name, i believe it also means keeper of the lock as in canal--water connection again." Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 8 month old son is named Kai. So far we have had a very positive response, except for the grandparents, who were a bit perplexed at first. Kai himself seems to like his name. It goes well as a hyphenatedfirst name too." Jan. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kai.I'm 38 and female. I love my name,thanks Mum and Dad.Tho i haven't always. In a school full of Helen's and Leanne's you tend to stand out. People say it's unusual, but then so am i. I don't care if people hate it,it's a personal thing. But then again, some people are very close minded." Jan. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name , might have something to do with the fact it's my name :P, Its not common but not unheard of i know of at least 3 other Kai's.Was also funny to be called food when i was in New Zealand, everyone needs food yeh?" Jan. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandsons' name is Kai. I was somewhat concerned at first because I had a female friend named Kai and could not get used to it as a male name. Now I think his name suits him to a "T". I get very positive feedback about his name though it is unusual in Canada." Jan. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "strong sounding name! Im pregnant now and will be naming my son "Kai"" Jan. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "As it is my name I'm used to it and rrrrealy like it! It's short and unique. And in Europe it is derrived from Kaye which is often translated with "fire" - So we have both: fire (celtic) and water (hawaiian) :)" Dec. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is a simple and unusual name, but one without any negative connotations. A person with a name like this will stand out in a crowd, to his benefit." Dec. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai. It is the best name ever. Anyone that thinks otherwise does not know what he/she is talking about. It can be translated into eight or nine different languages. Can your name do that? Nooo! OK, Kai is awsome." Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are naming our first child (a son) Kai! What a beautiful, unique name." Dec. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai will be my son's name. We think it is a very cool and unusual name here in the states,...but we like all the meanings that we have seen so far, and I really like the strength and peacefull feeling of this name." Dec. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are pregnant and are considering this name for a boy. We do get mixed reviews when people hear it though." Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby is due in July and if a boy we plan to call him Kai. We live by the ocean in Australia. The name is perfect." Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is KAI. I'm German and here it's a usual name... Now I'm lucky to see that this name is also used in other countries!!! ;)" Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cool name...it's different, which is good..I like it!!" Nov. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Get him a body bag!!!" - nameless Cobra Kai dojo student to teammate Johnny re: Daniel Larusso of Miyagi-do at the All Valley Karate Championship. STRIKE FIRST. STRIKE HARD. NO MERCY." Nov. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai. We chose it because we both have Hawaiian hearts. Plus, the meaning..."the sea". The sea is strong, endless, and yet can be peaceful and theraputic. We love his name and that's all that matters! His sisters name is Malie (also hawaiian)." Sep. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai. I chose it because it had so many positive meanings across at least 10 languages. It is simple, strong, easy to spell, and I couldn't rhyme it with anything gross! He stands out as unique, but not "strange." For him it's perfect...(How can you judge a name without seeing who it belongs to?)" Aug. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is due in Dec. and I plan on naming him Kai. His Fathers nad His fathers- fathers name is Kailash. I'm breaking tradition. At least he'll get the first three letters." Aug. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. It reflects his Danish heritage. It also acknowledges the cultural mosaic of our community, since it is Chinese, Japanese, German, Frisian, Persian aboriginal and Hawaiian. I find that people like the name and that immigrants are pleased to have a name they know." Jul. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name and we always get very positive comments on his name." Jul. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 20mths old and his name is Kai, everybody loves it because in Ireland it is such an unusual name, and true to his name my son is strong and loves the sea..we love him and his beautiful name" Jul. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai and I love it. Meaning Ocean/Water in Hawaiian/Islander, Food in Maori, and other things in other tongues. Stong, individual, getting a little too trendy, but still good. Forget those people that say Terrible." Jul. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name -- not too common in the U.S., but has positive connotations in many languages and cultures." Jul. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai there was never another choice, the spelling was the only concern. Kai or Ky. No one wants a child with the knickname "Jelly" so Kai it was. Super name and we love it!" Jul. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "grandsons name. good swedish name, goes well with his Swedish heritage and surname" Jul. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a short, strong, name, easy to pronounce and perfect for a male. My son's name will be Kai!" Jun. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is my name and its awesome. Its unique and people love it. I've never met anyone else named kai but i hope to someday. I'm not sure why anyone would give my name a thumbs down because its so COOL!!" Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Has great earth/sea/health meanings in many languages." May. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      12 Negative Comments

  • "My heart felt like it choked a little when I read that 90% of the comments here are about boys with the name Kai; I'm a girl with the name Kai and I absolutely hate it. My parents we're going to name me 'Kailee' but my dad had a friend named Kailee so they thought it'd be awkward. Now I can't wait to turn 18 and change it to something more girly like Kaia. Honestly, unless you're child is a boy, never EVER name you're girl Kai. I absolutely hate being called it. If I had a time machine, I'd go back in time and convince my parents to name me something more girly. I've switched schools a couple times, and when I came to this school, I heard a story that when they mentioned a kid named 'Kai' was coming to their school, they weren't sure if it was a boy or girl so they had to wait and see because the teachers wouldn't tell them. When I was younger I got all the boy parts when I was playing princess's with my friends in preschool, now I really wish I was girly enough. The name "Kai" doesn't help that at all. I honestly can't say I'll grow on it. They didn't give me a middle name either. Kai is all I have." Apr. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very council estate, you can be sure he'll one day own a pit bull to go with it..." Mar. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had not one, but two new babies on both sides of the family named "Kaie". Which means its suddenly popular. Everyone spells/ pronounces it wrong, and I used to know a girl with this name so to me it sounds very female." Mar. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds like the sound you make when you hawk a loogie." Feb. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I can't believe this is so popular! No offense to any of you out there with the name, but it honestly doesn't sound like a real name. It's.. a syllable.." Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "All i can say when i hear the name "Kai" is "Cobra Kai" in Karate Kid. Lame name." May. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "oh, these poor poor babies... their parents are so retarded :-(" Jan. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "kai is my son't name. I had to comprimise with my husband as I wanted the spelt Kaj like in Danish ( I am danish) and he wanted it with an I ( he is German). I have not meat any one who do not like it. Now I have three sons with a 4th on the way. son 1 is Nis, son 2 is Kim and son 3 is Kai, now I need a 3 letter name for the 4th son and with an i in it to match the other 3.:):):)" Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai and I turned out to be a knuckle dragging mouth breather. I hate everything." Sep. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Kai, and people make fun of me. Everyone says "HI, Kai! Bye, Kai!" And it's annoying! It rhymes too well!" Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son name is Kai. I named him after my uncle. Its also a Sierra Leonean name and it is given to the fourth(not too sure of number) son in the Kono tribe. He is the second child, but I loved it." Feb. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just don't like it. It sounds like just another trendy, cutesie babyish sounding name. I know people in the States use it for that reason. Not because it is Hawaiian or for what it means. Those are just excuses. Americans love trendy baby cutie-pie sounding names and never consider how it fits the child when he/she is age 45. What, do they think their babies will be babies forever? Sad." Jan. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      86 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Kai, I live in Germany, it's fairly common here and it's been around since the 80s." Apr. 7, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I recently adopted a three month old siamese kitten from the spca. Out of no where the name came to mind and after researching all the meanings and views, i like it even more it is simple but i do like the strong back ground meanings of the names. Thank you for all your postings." Jun. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai means fire in Scottish, Mackai means Son Of Fire in Scottish." Oct. 1, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a teenager and my name is Kai-Di (kye-dee). its cantonese but i call myself kai. I really like the name and its unique and rare. the only problems i have is people mispronouncing it wrong.. eg. kay-di, kay, kai-die,K,ka-die,etc. really gets annoying but i can live through it.. about 98% of people misprounounce my name. but i have met a couple that say it right.." Sep. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "probably just look up RPM morpher, which will paborbly bring up all 3 ranger sets morphers. Red Blue and yellow all use this one, Green and Black use the wrist one, and GOld and SIlver use the gun morphers." Apr. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had never heard the name before and then twice in one day just recently. A rescue dog named Kai and I did a quiz on FB "your name in Chinese" and it was Kai which meant "victory", so it said. I do like the name though." Jan. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Associated with both Power Rangers and Super Sentai - there's Kai Chen/Blue Galaxy Ranger of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (his Seiju Sentai Gingaman (i.e. Star-Beast Task-Force Galaxy Man) counterpart, however, is Gouki/GingaBlue), then on the Super Sentai side there's Kai Ozu/MagiRed of 2005's Mahou Sentai (i.e. Magic Task-Force) Magiranger, the original Japanese incarnation of Power Rangers Mystic Force." Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 10 month old daughter who we named Kai Louise. it fits for either or. i only know one other person with the name Kai and it is a little girl as well." Jun. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is my 4-year old daughter's name. It suits her. From jumpstreet, however, people have misspelled her name (as Kia). So now, when someone asks her name I say it and spell it, all in one sentence." Apr. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai and it reflect from my Japanese Hawaiian mother. I like the name because nobody misspells or mispronounce Kai ever." Apr. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "A name associated with both Super Sentai and Power Rangers. It was Bandora's son's name in Zyuranger (the original Super Sentai incarnation of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1 where Bandora's name was now Rita Repulsa) as well as the name of Kai Ozu/MagiRed in Mystic Force's original Super Sentai incarnation, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, where Bandora's actress, Machiko Soga (just before her death from cancer in 2006), played Heavenly Arch Saint Magiel (aka the Mystic Mother). But when it comes to comparing Lost Galaxy with its own original Super Sentai incarnation Seiju Sentai Gingaman, Lost Galaxy is the one which has the Chinese-American Kai Chen as the Blue Galaxy Ranger, whose Gingaman counterpart is Gouki/GingaBlue." Dec. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai and I'm a girl. I only know of boys and a dog (who is a boy) with the name Kai. I think it fits both genders. Some people are not sure how to pronounce it and they have a hard time remembering it. But I do get compliments on it. I get the "Hi Kai, Bye Kai" jokes from people and sometimes when I tell people my name they think I'm saying Hi instead of Kai, which can be a bit of a problem." Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is a popular name in Wales were I come from. It is spelt in various ways, which are all pronounced the same way - Kai, Cai, Cei (pronunciation rhymes with sky or tie) My son has the long form, Ceiron, but everyone calls him Cei. It is an old name in Wales which is taken from the name of King Arthur's brother, the knight - Cai (Anglicized to Sir Kay) from the original Welsh Arthurian Tales. It does not mean "keeper of the Key" in Welsh, it was just Cai's name, the nearest associated meaning in Welsh would therefore be along the lines of "a warrior" or "brave knight" or similar." Nov. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The boy's name Kai \ kai\, also used as girl's name Kai, is pronounced kye. It is of Welsh, Scandinavian and Greek origin, and its meaning is "keeper of the keys; earth". Variant of Kay. Also possibly (South African) "beautiful". Kai is also a Hawaiian name meaning "the sea"." Nov. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Kai Chen (played by Archie Kao) is the Blue Galaxy Ranger" Oct. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Few characters in Power Rangers or more often the Japanese Super Sentai from which Power Rangers came go by this name. There was that brat-of-a-son of Bandora's going by Kai in Zyuranger and he was killed by a dinosaur before his mother swore revenge by selling her soul to Great Satan and becoming a witch (we would know this witch all too well as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers villainess Rita Repulsa and Great Satan also made his way into the MMPR universe where his name was now Lokar - and he sounded just like Lord Zedd!). Then there was Kai Chen/Blue Galaxy Ranger in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (his Sentai counterpart from Seiju Sentai Gingaman in 1998 is Gouki/GingaBlue), and last but not least there was Kai/MagiRed from the original Japanese incarnation of Power Rangers Mystic Force, 2005's Mahou Sentai Magiranger, the third all-sibling team in Super Sentai (the late Machiko Soga, aka Bandora in Zyuranger, had herself made a cameo appearance in Magiranger as Heavenly Arch Saint Magiel - and Magiel ended up crossing over into the Mystic Force world as a now-reformed Rita Repulsa, now called the "Mystic Mother")." Jun. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kai. I think it is beautiful for both boys and girls. If I ever had a child, I would be very tempted to name him/her Kai. However, I also love the name Kaya for a girl, so think it would be lovely to name a girl Kaya and call her Ky/Kai for short." Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name kai. it's my 4 year old sons name it means willow tree in native american!" May. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is 18moths old and is called kyrese mikell, the spelling is diffrent but he is still called ky, i speak portuguese and kai means to fall but i still love the name since i grow up in england, older people who speak portuguese do tend to pronounce it wrong or say why is he falling. but everyone i know loves his name, and i know someone else who's son is one and his name is kai too." Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have called my beautiful baby boy Kai James. My husband is Scotish and I felt it sounded Scotish in some way. I came accross it in a magazine when pregnant and loved it i have yet to meet another Kai.It is a unique and beautiful name and has been admired by many" Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy is called Cai spelt with a "C" I love it." Jan. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hrrrm i did not no my name was hawaian / german im kindah scared!!. im now addicted to the drug ice and surfboarding help me !!!. my friends cal kai" Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're naming our son that is due in a few weeks Kai. Having trouble with a cool middle name though!" Dec. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a woman and my name is Kai. I get loads of compliments on how pretty it is. I also get many people asking if its short for something. Also, everyone says "Hi, Kai! Haha that rhymes" or "Bye, Kai" they all seem to be amused with how it rhymes with everything. I love my name!" Nov. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kajle (pronounced Kyle) my parrents shorten it to Kaj (Kai) and wished they had kept my name like that. I like being called Kaj (by the way the "j" is nordic I think). The one problem I have is introducing myself. "Hi I'm Kaj" sounds funny. For that reason I always introduce with my full name." Oct. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our son Kai as we wanted a name that couldn't be shortened and he's also quarter hawaiian as my husband is half hawaiian so Kai means the Ocean. As my husband is American and I'm British we thought Kai could represent the Atlantic Ocean between the two countries! His middle name is Shon after his late hawaiian great uncle..I think Kai Shon really goes well." Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is Kai Lynne....i loved this name since i was a teenager after meeting my friends brother who also had the name kai. my daughter is only 3 months but i hope when she is older she will love her name as much as everyone else how has complimented me on it!!" Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "PS: Just wanted to add the meaning as it is known in Germany. It originated in Northern Europe and means "Warrior" or "Fighter". Someone that never gives up. In Germany it is also neseccary to add a middle name to identify the sex. It is used mainly as a male name but in Skandinavia it is also a very common female name." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a beautiful unique name and im goin to name my baby this if i have a boy. If i have a girl i shall call her Ava. xx" Apr. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Japan the "Kanji" (Chinese caractor) for ocean can be read in two ways; "Kai" or "Umi". When I have a baby if it's a boy I want to call him Kai. I am from Japan by the way. I think Kai is a really cool name." Mar. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "we have just named our son liam Kai. it's a modern name and out of all the people that have heard the Kai middle part. "wow" they say...original cool and modern." Mar. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my cousins name is kai and idk if he really likes it but its perdy unusual" Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Whenever my son, Kai, and I tell people his name, they initially think its Kyle. Kai immediately corrects them. I chose his name 6 years ago and I love it as much now as I did then!!" Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "there's a guy in my class named kai. i call him bi." Nov. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai pronounced like Ki, and I think it is a beautiful name. I am often complemented on the beauty and unique nature of my name. There are lots of boys and girls of all ethnicities named Kai. The name is very diverse as it is found in Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavian, Navajo Indian, African, and Hawaiian cultures. It is a name with a lot of meaning, so it is okay as a fist name for anyone." Oct. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kai and it often gets pronounced 'kay', which annoys me!!! And people always spell it Kia for some reason." Oct. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I chose the name kai for my son, and it's great. He's two years old...and can already spell his name :)" Oct. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Apparently no one wants to comment about this name. haha my name is Kailee (pronounced kay-lee) and my nickname is shortened to Kai (like kai) and theres a whole fragrance line with the same name. ..so its kinda weird that its a boy name" Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kai. She is 28 years old. I named her Kai because I had a dream that I was having a girl and her name was Kai. Growing up she did not like her name (she wanted me to change it to Julie) but as an adult she has embraced it. I love the name Kai and I love the girl I gave it to." Oct. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Kai and is 7 years old, born in the year 2000. I think it's a cool name and he really suits it. People do spell his name incorrectly,spelling it Kia, which makes no sense to me at all!" Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people often pronounce it kia (like the car) or "kay". some even do a combo and say "kayuh". i can understand kay but where does someone get the 'uh' sound?!" Sep. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a baby boy and named him Kai Ashley Evans. Everyone really loved it and my nan even said how much it suited him. :]" Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai obviously, I love the name. I gave it to him! We have a great experiences with the name and people seem to really love it. If your name does have anything to do with your personality, it has turned out well for him. He is BIG TIME into acting and comedy. He is very outgoing. Once in a while we will hear the name pronounced "Kay" like a female name (which Kai can be female) and as far as kids making jokes- the worst has been Kai-oyte (as in coyote). Big deal." Jul. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I never really meet people with my name, but I have met one or two people,they both were boys and I'm a girl.People usually wanna spell it Kia and pronounce it kye-ah but its pronounced kaheye like kite with out the "t"" Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have met only a cartoon character with the name KAI.He is a loner and I like him.I don't like others having his name. For me, he must be unique." Jun. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't love it, but I don't hate it. It sounds like a Japanese name, don't you think?" Jun. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having a baby boy in two weeks, and are going to name him Kai. I like that it is simple and short, yet distinctive. I also like that it is against the super trend of "last names as first names" such as Carson, Jackson, etc. It means several different things in different languages, and it is more popular in Scandinavia than in the U.S. I love the name!" May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im about to be a godmother to my best friends son who is called kai.its such a lovely name just like him. he's so gorgeous he'll have all the girls after him when school comes." May. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son kai he is now 5 months old and we love the choice we made its unusual but not agimmic name. we love the meaning of it and its just the best name we could have chosen for our gorgeous son sarah&mark" Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kai Noelle and absolutely love the name. It is very unique just like her and I think it was appropriate for her once I saw her in the delivery room." Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "you "feel it is very modern and hip"? Are you kidding me? Can you get over attending to your own feelings of "hippness" and inadequacy and just parent your child? Parents who attend to their own needs via their children lead to generations of neurosis...sheesh!" Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My four year old son's name is Kai. I absolutely love it and he gets the best compliments on it all the time. It is a strong name with some beautiful meanings...I have even seen a Scottish version meaning 'fire'." Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is called Kai. She is named after her great grandmother. We come from Sierra Leone where the name is quite common." Nov. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm looking at it because am hoping my baby will be a boy and hubby would like it to be a Parsi name to be true to my Persian heritage. I like it because it's easy to pronounce, and means "royal" in ancient Persian. I've also seen that it has many positive meanings in other languages as well." Oct. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born 6/20/06 and I named her Kai. Everywhere I go I get many compliments on her beautiful name. The pastor of our church did a name search and sent out the results to the entire congregation. The name Kai means different things in different languages and is very unique and special." Oct. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "people saying it's a "terrible" name have a reading problem, it isn't "Key"" Sep. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name!!! My sons name is Kyer. Its Kai with a little twist. Ive never regretted it. I get good comments when people hear his name all the time!!" Sep. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is a strong and simply perfect name for a boy, my son is Kai, we love it, we have problems with extended family members who dont, calling him kyle. people dont seem to get it, but we love the name." Sep. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just found out my cousin named her son Kai--thought it was typical for her. Then I looked it up on line and have fallen in love with the meaning, "the sea." BEAUTIFUL!" Aug. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 18 month old son is named Kai. It is a perfect strong name for him. He even looks like a little surfer guy. Everyone loves his name." Aug. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our one year old son is called Kai. He loves food so it suits him well. His dad is part chinese so thats another reason it suits him. In Navajo Indian it means willow, Kai cries alot so weeping willow spings to mind." Aug. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love, love, loveee the name Kai. If I were to ever change my name, I'd change it to Kai or Kaia -- it's peaceful, simple, different, beautiful, artistic, funky -- everything great. Funny how it seems to only be for boys -- if I ever have a daughter it'll be her name for sure!" Jul. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My two year old son's name is Kai. I think it's a gorgeous name that is not only cute while he is young but a really attractive masculine name when he is older. Everyone i know seems to love it. It's unique and not too popular, yet not too wackey! Shame on all you people who dislike it!!!" Jul. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 5 month old son Kai because it is such a cool and hip name. It's somewhat exotic sounding too! Just a great name all around. eh" Jun. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My great grandfather was named Kai, his paintings are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, he was a great man, married once to my great grandmother. I am naming my son Kai." Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Kai. It is my son's nickname because he has ocean blue eyes and I grew up in Hawaii. In Hawaii we do not give names because they are "trendy" it is because it fits the personality of the person." Jun. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai and so far, no one has ever : pronounced it wrong, made fun of me for it, beat me, or mistaken me for someone else. Around here, the name "Kai" is synonimous with "that crazy Russian that will kick your butt". My heritage is Japenese and Russian and when people ask me about my very Japanese name, its pretty cool that people are actually interested in finding out its meaning. I don't know why people are giving this name a thumbs down. But you know what? At least my name is not "John" or "Matt"." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is the name my husband chose for our beautiful son. He is now 11 and he loves his name. He is the only one at school with this name and to him thats pretty cool." Apr. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. The two things that I am always asked when I tell someone my name are: Is that your whole name? and how do you spell that? I have only met one other person who has the name Kai." Mar. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am expecting and will deliver in June, I've always loved the name "Kai" for a boy, but I had 2 girls. My husband and I decided that if this baby is a girl, her name will be Morgan Kai." Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a female named kai and it hasnt been easy. in school every teacher has called me kay but i like having a name thats unisex and multicultural. being multiracial it doesnt give out any clues." Mar. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Only an ignorant person would have a problem with the name "Kai". Like the sea, the name "Kai" is resonant of power, strength and melody..... Anyone who names their child "Kai" will certainly raise a man worthy of such a name.." Feb. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Maori for 'food'. We use it all the time here in NZ especially when talking Kaimoana (sea food)" Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My eleven year old dog is called Kai, i think it's a very strong, handsom name--I also believe it means keeper of the keys." Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Chinese the name 'Kai' means victory, triumph and it pronunce the way 'sky' without the 's' as some buddy had said on this board. Supprise to know it has so many hits in other language and culture with positive meaning." Jan. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my cousin is called kai. its a really cool name once it sticks." Jan. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think th the name Kai is very strong and unique, and if you name your son Kai you probably want a brave strong son" Jan. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai.'Norwegian I'm told, meaning 'strength of a viking'..its a family name passed on from my finnish mother. He is now 20, and loves it. As a kid, he got kyle!" Jan. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a kid, I used to hate my name. With all the Ashley's, Jennifer's and Katies I did not fit in. But now I love it. My mother thought she made it up putting together the first letters of the names of my grandmothers and herdelf - Katherine, Alexandra and Ines. I'm the only girl I know with my name and shame on you people who have nasty things to say about it!" Dec. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kai, because I knew two really great guys in Finland named Kai. In Finnish, Kai means shark." Dec. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is KAI . I like it, and am willing to pound anyone who doesn't." Nov. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai is pronounced "sky" without the "s". I often have to repeat it for people, but I love it and once people get it right, I find they usually do, too. Also, as a girl, let me say the name is not just for boys. :-)" Oct. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kai, I am now 40 and appreciate it alot more than I did as a child. Thank goodness it is becoming more common, I only know of 3 other people with the name, and met all of them as an adult. True that alot of people pronounced it Kay as a kid, but its actually pronounced Kie. I now like having a unique name, as an adult, but to be honest I hated it as a child." Sep. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kai, & we have never doubted choosing it. It is a strong, masculine name, & everyone loves it!" Jul. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kai, for those not familiar with polynesia, is pronounced "kigh." It is not pronounced like the letter "k" and it means ocean in Hawaiian. It is a beautiful and common name in Hawaii and I am insulted by the closed mindedness of the person is sid it was "terrible."" Jul. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nice, uncommon name. Child will stand out in the sea of Michaels, Aidens and Cadens." Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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