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Makai

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Makai

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Makai in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Makai:

  • Records indicate that 2,306 boys in the United States have been named Makai since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 357 people in the U.S. were given the name Makai. Those people are now 9 years old.

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    Comments about the name Makai

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      15 Positive Comments

  • "Our sons name is spelt Mackye his middle name is after is grop(great pop)Geoffrey" Jun. 8, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Makai and i like how there is a low amount of people that have this name. If you are going to name your child Makai, spell it like that. In the beginning no one can say it right but being in middle school it is a rare chance to get it wrong. I have never met another Makai, but i have met a Takai who was also born in September. I think the Kai name is kinda of like a September name" Oct. 30, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Makaii angelo. I'd never heard of the name until i met my anaesthetist and he was called maki. I love the name and have never met another child with this name" Jan. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is Makai (Mack-eye) Daniel. Kai for short. He is 9 months old and his name totally suits him. Nobody knows how to spell it (he's going to have to spell it out his entire life) but we only get positive reaction to it. Love his name. No regrets." Nov. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! & when my son becomes famous, this name will be on the rise!!!" Nov. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Makai Anthony in 2010... I LOVE the name and so does everyone else; i havent met another makai yet... (Most) people pronounce it right, but I couldnt have picked a better name for him!" Sep. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm thinking on naming my son Makai I have many ways to spell it but not quite sure of the spelling yet...but I'm 100% sure his mane is gona be Makai because his dads name is Michael" Aug. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Makai is my son's name and it fits him perfectly. It was originally going to be his middle name but everyone liked it and couldn't decide on a first name. So there we have it!" Jun. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my name, ive had people pronounce it mah-kaye or they just dont know how to say it so they ask. I pronounce it Mah-kye. Ive never met anyone with my name, but my sister named her son Kai :)" Feb. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Makai Ezekiel was born August 30th 2010. I choose the name because I am sticking with an M for all my kids and I love the meaning of it. Everyone ask the meaning and I enjoy telling them it is "one who resembles GOD"." Dec. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Trent Makai. We call him Makai. I love the name and think it is unique. Although we live in Hawaii so no one ever pronouces it wrong. When I found the name I found it ith the meaning of Hawaiin for "Matthew". I did not know that it also meant "by the ocean"." Sep. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like this name and am thinking about naming my baby this if he is a boy, but I have seen the spelling Makye and I think I like it better...?" Jul. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes they pronounce it wron and spell it wrong but weirdly non americans spell and say it correctly. I have met several boys with the name Makai, Kai seems to really popular though. We love the name and my son is beautiful so many people comment on how it fits him!" Jan. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mikai or Makai? For a boy....not sure what spelling to use" Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "If it is a boy, I am planning on naming him Makai. You pronounce it Mah-kye" Aug. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      17 Neutral Comments

  • "We have named our son Makai and it totally fits his unique personality. My husband and I got married ocean side in Hawaii and wanted a Hawaiian name that was meaningful. We chose makai as it meant ocean side or toward the sea. He gets compliments on us name frequently." Sep. 7, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name makai thinking about naming my next son Malay.......lol" Feb. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Takai in September 2009, loved the name Makai but wanted to keep a T name with his brother. A lot of people mis pronounce it with "Ta kee a" and "Ta Kay" which I don't see how, now I find there are lots of babies with the name with a different letter in the beginning!" Feb. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters middle name is MAKKAI. I love the name. She does too. Her first name is Aja. More people miss pronounce 'Aja' but have no problem with 'Makkai'!" Aug. 17, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Makai Jamahl in 1996 and it suits him perfectly. Liked the Mekhi spelling, but knew it would be mispronounced. I first heard it when the actor Mekhi Pheifer starred in "Clockers". But I had to find the meaning first as the poster above stated so as not to burden him w a name that would not suit him or his destiny." May. 28, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 3 years old his name is Makhi everyone is always pronouncing it wrong Im thinking of changing it to Makai" Dec. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is makai i'nah Morris and I did not know that any boys names are makai.thats where my mom got her and my name from,Hawaii,my moms name is t'hani but she calls herself thani." May. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Makai means ocean in the Hawaiian language. It does not mean Matthew or reference to God in Hawaiian. The Biabala Hemolele (Hawaiian Bible) name for Matthew is Mataio. Please take care and caution when using Hawaiian words to name your children, as you give your child all that the name contains (of those who have carried the name in the past), which can be a tremendous burden. The Hawaiian language carries kaona, which means hidden meaning. Our recommendation is that Hawaiian names not be used if you are not of Hawaiian ancestry or offered the name by someone of Hawaiian ancestry who has the authority and ability to present an individual with a name. Miss naming a child in Hawaiian can place tremendous burden and pain on a keiki." Dec. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "So my husband and I are thinking of naming our baby Makai if we have a boy! I love that Makai is a form of Matthew which means a "gift of God", and also Michael which means, "who is like God?" Not only that! We conceived while in Hawaii staying at "Makai Club" . . . perfect fit I'd say! :) We will probably go with Makai Titus (my dad's first name is Mark and my father in law is Tim . . . so the lettering could follow them!)" Aug. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Makai 14 years ago and I absolutely love the name. His middle name is Alexander. I had to change the spelling when he was 2 years old because when people saw it, they couldnt pronounce. I used to spell it "mekhi" but i changed it to "makai"..The average person gets it right the first time." Oct. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Daiven Makai. Daiven pronounced like Raven and Makai... Mu like mud and kai like kite. No one ever gets his first name right. And everyone loves the name Makai when I tell them it means towards the sea. Hawaiian verbage means like a direction, but everyone else thinks it kind of reminds them of walking on a beach towards the ocean. Has a coolness factor to it." May. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm thinking about naming my newborn son this name, but is a little hesitant on how people will not only pronounce it but percieive the name." Mar. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Makai in 2006! We affectionately call her Maki! I love the name for boys or girls actually!" Dec. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Makai and it does get mispronounced quite often. She always tells me that she loves her name.Just as the above person commented, when people say it the correct way, they all love it." Jul. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Makai. Most people pronounce it correctly...some don't and think it's a girls name. But when I tell people his name...they all LOVE it!!" Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want 2 name my baby makai just not sure on a middle name" Jun. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "thinking of naming my baby boy makai bryden, does that sound good?" Apr. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate



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