First Name
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 Kavi

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Kavi means "Poet" and is of Vedic origin.
  • According to a user from Trinidad and Tobago, the name Kavi is of Unknown origin and means "Heroic and Mindful".
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Notable Persons Named Kavi

Kavi Pradeep was a poet. His career lasted from 1939 to 1997. Kavi was born on February 6th, 1915 in Badnagar, Ujjain, India. Kavi is also known as Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi. He left this life on December 11th, 1998.


Kavi Shastri is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Kavi was born on February 19th, 1986 in London, England.


Kavi was born in 1874. He died in 1900.


Kavi Raz is an actor and film director. Kavi was born in Punjab, India.



Kavi is also known as Bhatt and Manishankar.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kavi

Archana Kavi is an actress and television presenter. She has been prominent since 2009. Archana was given the name Archana Jose Kavi on January 4th, 1990 in New Delhi, India.


Ashok Row Kavi is a writer, lgbt activist, and lgbt social movements. He was most prominent from 20 to 20. Ashok was born on June 1st, 1947 in Mumbai, India.


Arunachala was born in 1711 in Thanjavur district. Arunachala is also known as அருணாசல கவி (Tamil). He breathed his last breath in 1779.


Nanalal was born on March 16th, 1877 in Ahmedabad. He passed away on January 9th, 1946.


Gnanananda was born on July 16th, 1922 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Girirāja Kavi is a carnatic music composer.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1984 6 0 6
1986 7 0 7
1987 7 0 7
1988 5 0 5
1989 5 0 5
1992 5 0 5
1995 7 0 7
1996 9 0 9
1997 13 0 13
1998 8 0 8
1999 11 0 11
2000 13 0 13
2001 19 0 19
2002 23 0 23
2003 20 0 20
2004 24 0 24
2005 24 0 24
2006 20 0 20
2007 24 0 24
2008 30 0 30
2009 34 0 34
2010 36 0 36
2011 36 0 36
2012 31 5 26
2013 34 0 34
2014 39 0 39
2015 28 0 28
2016 20 0 20
2017 31 0 31

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kavi U.S.
  White 8.77% 64.26%
  African American 7.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kavi

People with the last name Kavi are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kavi

  • How Popular is the name Kavi? Kavi is the 15,035th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kavi was the 145,220th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kavi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 569 babies born with the first name Kavi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kavi 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 Kavi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kavi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kavi is Tuesday, June 17th, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Kavi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kavi was in 2014 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Kavi Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kavi is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Kavi: Your name in reverse order is Ivak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Viak. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kavi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 114 people with the last name Kavi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kavi? Kavi is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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