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Kai

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3k Kye (American)

How popular is the baby name Kai in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1926 6 0 6
1932 6 0 6
1944 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1950 9 0 9
1951 14 0 14
1952 5 0 5
1953 15 5 10
1954 14 0 14
1955 21 0 21
1956 12 0 12
1957 28 12 16
1958 29 9 20
1959 33 7 26
1960 27 6 21
1961 32 9 23
1962 41 14 27
1963 42 8 34
1964 38 6 32
1965 48 15 33
1966 45 10 35
1967 54 14 40
1968 59 13 46
1969 53 7 46
1970 78 21 57
1971 65 24 41
1972 99 46 53
1973 97 44 53
1974 93 43 50
1975 98 40 58
1976 95 42 53
1977 111 45 66
1978 140 67 73
1979 141 56 85
1980 147 64 83
1981 135 46 89
1982 134 40 94
1983 112 37 75
1984 134 49 85
1985 132 33 99
1986 125 29 96
1987 138 34 104
1988 136 43 93
1989 178 38 140
1990 175 51 124
1991 208 53 155
1992 227 68 159
1993 259 79 180
1994 302 88 214
1995 439 82 357
1996 384 87 297
1997 450 128 322
1998 488 125 363
1999 610 145 465
2000 752 131 621
2001 846 128 718
2002 1,264 157 1,107
2003 1,364 148 1,216
2004 1,488 164 1,324
2005 1,594 184 1,410
2006 1,629 180 1,449
2007 1,607 210 1,397
2008 1,840 234 1,606
2009 1,989 235 1,754
2010 2,011 267 1,744
2011 2,078 294 1,784
2012 2,217 281 1,936
2013 2,256 280 1,976
2014 2,665 268 2,397
2015 3,125 306 2,819

Want to know about the popularity of the Kai baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,296 babies born with the name Kai in the United States. That's more than enough Kais to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kai" was in 2015 with a total of 2,819 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kais)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kai" ranks #75 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 117 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of 3,125 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Kai popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kai" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kai as well as things modernly associated with the name Kai such as celebrities named Kai.

Polynesian / Hawaiian

Origin and Meaning of Kai

The name "Kai" is of Polynesian/Hawaiian origin, and it means "Ocean". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Inspirations for the Name Kai

Kai Dugan
Kai Greene
Kai Knapp
Kai Exo
Kai Forbath
Kai Kim Jongin
Kai Locksley
Kai Research
Kai Ryssdal

Alternative Meanings

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

A is for activities, for you have many.

I is for interest, you show in others.

Your name in reverse order is "Iak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kia". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kai born Oct 29, 1958

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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