Colors Related to this Name: Purple, Lilac, Mavve

Qualities Related to this Name: Creative, Light-Hearted

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #199 in 2013 and #177 in 2014.


In English

Origin: Taken into regular use in the 1990s, with earlier popularity peaks in Scandinavia and Germany. The medieval Danish Kaj is possibly of Roman origin, Latinized as Caius, like the rare medieval English male given name Kay. The German Kai may also derive from a West Frisian pet form of Gerard, Cornelius, Nicholas, or Kampe "warrior". In the U.S. Kai has also been explained as Hawaiian kai ‎(“sea”).


-(rare) ( female name) of modern usage.

-( male name -comes from the Germanic language-) of modern usage.

In German



-(rare) ( female name), diminutive of Katharina.

-( male name) (''mostly in Northern Germany'')

In Danish


-( male name), a less common spelling of (Kaj).

In Estonian


-( female name), short for Kaia, Katariina ( Catherine).

In Faroese


-( male name), compare Kaj (''more common, but Danish spelling'')

In Finnish


-( male name) that comes from Danish Kaj.

In Hawaiian

Origin: kai ‎(“sea, sea water”) ; also a short form of compound given names containing this word.


-( male name).

-(less common) ( female name).

In Norwegian


-( male name) that comes from Danish Kaj.