KAI (1)
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: KIE (German)   [key]
Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Frisian diminutive of GERHARD, NICOLAAS, CORNELIS or GAIUS.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Kay (Frisian), Kay (German), Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay (Swedish), Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay (Norwegian), Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay (Danish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gerhard (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, Nikolas (English), Nikolao, Niĉjo (Esperanto), Nigul (Estonian), Corneille, Gérard, Nicholas, Nicolas (French), Nicolau (Galician), Gaioz, Korneli, Nikoloz, Nika, Nikusha (Georgian), Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nikolas (Greek), Gellért, Kornél, Miklós, Nikola, Miksa (Hungarian), Gearóid, Nioclás (Irish), Cornelio, Gerardo, Gherardo, Niccolò, Nicola, Nicolò, Nico (Italian), Nikolajs (Latvian), Sjra, Klaos (Limburgish), Kajus (Lithuanian), Nikola (Macedonian), Col (Medieval English), Kornel, Mikołaj (Polish), Cornélio, Nicolau, Nico (Portuguese), Cornel, Corneliu, Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor (Romanian), Nikolai, Nikolay (Russian), Neacel, Nicol, Nichol (Scottish), Nikola (Serbian), Kornel, Mikuláš (Slovak), Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko (Slovene), Cornelio, Gerardo, Nicolao, Nicolás, Nico (Spanish), Mykola (Ukrainian)
Popularity
United States  ranked #199 for boys
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England/Wales  ranked #63 for boys 
Canada (BC)  ranked #69 for boys 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #60 for boys 
Netherlands  ranked #152 for boys 
Northern Ireland  ranked #82 for boys 
Scotland  ranked #28 for boys