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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Makai

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  • A user from Hawaii, United States says the name Makai is of Hawaiian origin and means "Ma-To/at/on Kai-Ocean or sea Japanese- Demon realm".
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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Makai

Makai is a j-pop, house music, and dance music musician. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Makai was born on August 27th, 1979 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

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Makai Kawashu is an athlete for the Monomotapa United FC.

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Makai Young is an athlete for the Boulevard Blazers.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Makai

Makai is a j-pop, house music, and dance music musician. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Makai was born on August 27th, 1979 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

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Veronika was born on September 10th, 1994 in Orosháza.

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Leonard Makaï is an athlete for the Mosta F.C.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1989 5 0 5
1993 7 0 7
1995 14 0 14
1996 17 0 17
1997 27 6 21
1998 37 0 37
1999 57 8 49
2000 59 7 52
2001 81 9 72
2002 132 10 122
2003 143 15 128
2004 160 17 143
2005 252 22 230
2006 245 13 232
2007 242 9 233
2008 242 8 234
2009 365 5 360
2010 355 15 340
2011 376 21 355
2012 358 12 346
2013 356 10 346
2014 353 13 340
2015 383 12 371
2016 434 14 420
2017 418 10 408

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Popularity of Makai as a first name

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Popularity of Makai as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Makai U.S.
  White 76.64% 64.26%
  African American 8.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Makai

People with the last name Makai are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Makai

  • How Popular is the name Makai? Makai is the 3,738th most popular name of all time. As a last name Makai was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Makai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,118 babies born with the first name Makai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Makai to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Makai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Makai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Makai was in 2016 with a total of 420 babies.
  • Random Makai Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Makai is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 32 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Makai: Your name in reverse order is Iakam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kmaia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Makai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name Makai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Makai? Makai 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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