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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.KIE GermanSwedishFinnish
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Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly a Frisian diminutive of GERHARD, NICOLAAS, CORNELIS or GAIUS.
VariantsKay Frisian Kay German Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay Swedish Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay Norwegian Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay Danish
Feminine FormsCornelia, Kornelia, Nicol, Nicola, Nicole, Nikola German Cornelia, Gerarda, Nicol, Nicole Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesGerhard Ancient Germanic Gaios, Nicolaus, Nikolaos Ancient Greek Cornelius, Gaius, Caius Ancient Roman Nikola Basque Cornelius, Gaius Biblical Gaios Biblical Greek Gaius Biblical Latin Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolay Bulgarian Gerard, Nicolau Catalan Nikola Croatian Kornel, Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola Czech Cornelius, Gerard, Nicholas, Colin, Collin, Connie, Gerrard, Jerrard, Nic, Nick, Nickolas, Nicky, Nik, Nikolas English Nikolao, Niĉjo Esperanto Nigul Estonian Corneille, Gérard, Nicolas French Nicolau Galician Gaioz, Korneli, Nikoloz, Nika, Niko, Nikusha Georgian Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nik, Nikolas, Nikos Greek Gellért, Kornél, Miklós, Kolos, Miksa Hungarian Gearóid, Nioclás Irish Cornelio, Gerardo, Gherardo, Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò Italian Nikolajs Latvian Sjra, Klaos Limburgish Kajus Lithuanian Klaas Low German Nikola Macedonian Nikora Maori Nichol, Nicol, Col Medieval English Gerard, Kornel, Mikołaj Polish Cornélio, Nicolau, Nico Portuguese Caio Portuguese (Brazilian) Cornel, Corneliu, Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor Romanian Nikolai, Nikolay Russian Neacel, Nichol, Nicol Scottish Nikola Serbian Kornel, Mikuláš Slovak Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko Slovene Cornelio, Gerardo, Nicolás, Nico Spanish Mykola Ukrainian
Same SpellingKai (2), Kai (3), Kai (4)
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American Horror Story characters, celebrity babies, diminutives, Elder Scrolls characters, Frozen characters, Gundam characters, Phantasy Star characters, Power Rangers characters, uncertain etymology
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute