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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kalai

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Kalai means "Arts or artistic".
  • A submission from India says the name Kalai means "Talent".
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International Interest

Spoken form of the biblical Sarai (“Sarai”).

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Kalai

Kalai Strode was an assistant film director. He was most active from 1970 to 2000. Kalai was given the name Woodrow Wilson Kalaeloa Strode on December 16th, 1946 in Hollywood. Kalai is also known as Kalaeloa Strode and W Kalaeloa Strode. He breathed his last breath on November 27th, 2014.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kalai

Gil was born in 1955.


Ehud Kalai is a in the fields of game theory and economics. Ehud was born on December 7th, 1942.


Leslie Kalai is a soccer player for the PRK Hekari United and Papua New Guinea national football team. Leslie was born on December 6th, 1984 in Papua New Guinea.


Hanoch was born on March 13th, 1910 in Lithuania. He breathed his last breath on April 15th, 1979.


Youssef was born on March 1st, 1981.


Iosif Kalai is a soccer player for the FCM Bacău, CSM Jiul Petroșani, and FC Politehnica Iași. Iosif was born on January 1st, 1980 in Romania.


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International Interest for Kalai

Interest is based how many people viewed this name from each country and is scaled based on the total views by each country so that large countries do not always show the most interest. Darker blue on the map indicates that people in the country are more likely to search for this name.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kalai U.S.
  White 30.18% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 39.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kalai

People with the last name Kalai are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Kalai

  • How Popular is the name Kalai? Kalai is the 26,599th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kalai was the 105,600th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kalai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204 babies born with the first name Kalai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kalai to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kalai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kalai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kalai is Tuesday, August 28th, 1917.
  • What year had the most people named Kalai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kalai was in 2000 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Kalai Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kalai is not a popular baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Kalai: Your name in reverse order is Ialak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aalik. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kalai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 169 people with the last name Kalai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kalai? Kalai is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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